The Benefits Of The Youth Criminal Justice Act

May 8, 2008 by  
Category: Featured, Young Offenders

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The Youth Criminal Justice Act has decreased the level of youth incarceration because it is no longer a required consequence for many cases in which incarceration was previously imposed. There is a very clear change in direction as well with respect to criminal justice and social values. Previously, you might have a situation where a […]

The Reasons For The Creation Of The Youth Criminal Justice Act

May 5, 2008 by  
Category: Young Offenders

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The Young Offenders Act, like the current Youth Criminal Justice Act, applied to persons who were over the age of twelve years and under the age of eighteen when they were charged with an offence. During the 17 years of enforcing the Young Offenders Act, problems and issues with the act became apparent. The Youth […]

The Role Of The Victim With Regard To The Youth Criminal Justice Act

May 2, 2008 by  
Category: Young Offenders

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There was no specific provision for victims under the Young Offenders Act and the Act was criticized for not adequately recognizing the interests and needs of victims. The Youth Criminal Justice Act recognizes the roles of victims at different stages in the process and includes a statement of principle that specifically recognizes the concerns of […]

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