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NCJ Number: 97392 Find in a Library
Title: Minimum Prison Sentence of 25 Years: Principle and Practice
Journal: Canadian Journal of Criminology  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:(October 1984)  Pages:459-466
Author(s): G Lemire
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 8
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: The 25-year ineligibility for parole of murderers sentenced since the abolition of the death penalty has, in the view of the author, created a situation in need of correction.
Abstract: He reviews the historical background of abolition, the lack of statistical or scientific justification for the 25-year minimum and the effects on the prison system of that minimum. In conclusion, the author reviews four possible solutions to the problems he perceives are developing and suggests measures to take advantage of the 15-year judicial review now provided in the law. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Abolishment of capital punishment
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign criminal justice systems
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