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How Are Jails Handling the Pandemic in Ontario

In the prison system, jails have the potential to be a petri dish in a pandemic. Conditions make rapid and widespread transmission in, and out of, penal institutions a significant concern. How are Ontario’s prisons adapting to these concerns during COVID-19? Lockdown...

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Restorative Justice Lab to Put the Spotlight on Reforms

With sights trained on transforming the justice system in Canada, Dalhousie University has officially launched the Restorative Research, Innovation & Education Lab (RRIELab). The Restorative Justice Lab is the first of its kind, aiming to help establish effective,...

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Using Temporary Absence Permits To Contain COVID-19

What Are Temporary Absence Permit (TAP) Requests? TAPs allow inmates serving a sentence, of less than two years (provincial sentences) to be released into the community before their parole eligibility dates. TAPs can be granted for periods ranging from several hours...

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How To Acquire A Deferred Prosecution Agreement in Canada

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPA), also known as Remediation Agreements, are nothing new in the legal world, but they are new to Canada. They have been used successfully in the United Kingdom and United States of America for years but only came into effect in the...

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Are My Charges Eligible For Diversion?

In some instances, the Crown will offer a diversion, or direct accountability, instead of seeking a criminal conviction. Although ‘diversion’ is not finding guilt, it may require offenders to accept responsibility and not all criminal charges are eligible for...

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Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal harassment is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. It is also sometimes referred to as "stalking." Criminal harassment involves engaging in repeated, unwanted behaviour toward someone that causes that person to fear for their safety or for someone they know. Given that...

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Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Enter House Without Warrant In most cases police require a warrant to enter your house. However, police are allowed to enter your house without a warrant in certain situations, such as when they have reason to believe that there is an emergency inside. There are also other very limited...

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