Criminal law -- Canada  

CBC Short Docs Lucky Moose

Find out how a headline-grabbing plant theft in Toronto’s Chinatown changed Canada’s citizen’s arrest laws. When David Chen detained a thief at the Lucky Moose Food Market in Chinatown, the Toronto shopkeeper did not expect to be the one arrested. In May 2009, Chen performed a citizen’s arrest on a brazen thief who had repeatedly stolen plants from local shops. ...
  • 2017
  • 00:11:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/21/2017

Doc Zone State of Incarceration

Canada’s crime rate is at its lowest point in more than 40 years. So why are we spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get tough on crime now? More prisons cells, tougher laws for parole, more mandatory minimum sentences: they are all now part of Canada’s high-cost justice system, and they are all ideas that failed in the United ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/18/2014

The Fifth Estate The Man Who Hears Voices

The federal government has made it a priority: to toughen laws that allow people who commit violent acts — even murder — to be found "not criminally responsible" due to mental illness. That’s what happened to Jeffrey Arenberg, who was deemed NCR after he killed a popular Ottawa sportscaster in 1995 in what he says was an attempt to stop ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:33
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/12/2014