Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Canada  

The National Crime and Punishment: Plea Bargains & Conditional Sentencing (Part 1 of 2)

Most people believe in the saying "if you do the crime, you do the time". However, some criminals are managing to avoid jail time as a result of lawyers negotiating plea bargains and conditional sentencing. How and why these practices have been used is the subject of much controversy, a case in point being the infamous Bernado and Homolka trial. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:04
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2011 Canada's Controversial Crime Bill

Canada’s Conservative majority government has introduced a bill that would make major changes to the way justice is administered in this country. Bill C-10 would, among other things, stiffen penalties for young offenders and force judges to apply minimum mandatory sentences. In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the bill is controversial and travel to Texas to ...
  • 2011
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2011

News in Review - May 2000 Conditional Sentencing: Effective or Not?

Punishment, rehabilitation, or revenge? In an enlightened society, it is presumed that prisons will redress wrongs in the best interests of society as a whole. The perplexing issue of prison sentences is whether they accomplish what they are intended to. Do they change sociopathic human behaviour and allow a criminal member of society to reintegrate into the mainstream population and ...
  • 2000
  • 00:11:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2000

News in Review - December 1994 After the Crime: Is Justice Served?

The issues of punishment, rehabilitation, parole and recidivism are the focus for looking at how Canada's justice system deals with repeat offenders.
  • 1994
  • 00:15:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1994