MONTREAL, June 9, 2022 /CNW/ – Advancing reconciliation requires addressing both systemic racism and the overrepresentation of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. Supporting culturally responsive, Indigenous-led, and community-focused justice services is essential to bringing about the systemic changes Canadians know are needed. Today, the Honorable David Lametti, MinisterRead More →

The state of Alabama does some things to rehabilitate juvenile offenders. There is treatment for addictions and mental health issues, as well as coaching and mentoring. It’s a story of stories. The point is who the writers are and what the experience might mean to them. “Life after death. IRead More →

“We are approaching a precipice in safety, feelings of safety and confidence in the criminal justice system in our communities. This statement is found in a Community Trust in Justice (CCJ) advocacy document presented to Kelowna Council on Monday, May 30. The document covers topics such as property crimes, prolificRead More →

The delegation from the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has determined that Malta’s “excruciatingly slow” justice system continues to impact the quality and efficiency of justice. Speaking to journalists at Europe House at the end of the LIBE committee’s visit to Malta, committee chair Sophie in’tRead More →

On Monday, Supreme Court President Justice Esther Hayut warned that the political discourse surrounding the judiciary was devolving and warned that attacks on the judiciary were “dangerous”. “Unfortunately, civil dialogue and personal accountability have given way to confrontational rhetoric that has spawned attacks on the justice system and its judgesRead More →

Arlington County Courthouse (staff photo by Matt Blitz) A new restorative justice program launched last week in Arlington, aimed at diverting those under 26 from the criminal justice system. The Heart of Safety program, part of the county’s Restorative Arlington initiative, held its first training session early last week. TheRead More →

The criminal justice system continues to operate at ‘unacceptable levels’ in England and Wales and is far from recovering from the ‘shock’ of the coronavirus pandemic, watchdogs have warned. Four high-level inspectors have joined forces to express their “serious concerns” about the situation. Charlie Taylor, Chief Inspector of Prisons, JustinRead More →

Poor knowledge and deployment of Information Technology (ICT) has undermined Nigeria’s policing and criminal justice system. The results revealed that technology and the police have been interconnected for decades, since the advent of the telephone, automobile and two-way radio. Today, technology seems to advance at a pace of geometric progression,Read More →

Human rights lawyers and Aboriginal justice groups have said the Northern Territories government’s new law setting a $15,300 cap on false imprisonment compensation will reduce government liability in prisons, and that it went against the government’s commitment to the Convention against Torture which Australia ratified in 2017. The Personal InjuryRead More →

The landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade is about to be canceled. A leaked draft Supreme Court decision shows how judges should decide an abortion case. Protesters gathered in Washington to express their thoughts on the issue. Abby Johnson, former director of the Planned Parenthood Clinic, joins us to offerRead More →

Eppinger’s felony case was back in the news last week after Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis criticized the decision to grant bail in the case. Without specifically criticizing the trial court judge in the case, Willis said the process was indicative of problems determining which defendants are being heldRead More →

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), says the Nigerian judiciary is constantly manipulated to favor influential politicians accused of corruption in Nigeria. Falana said so on Tuesday in a paper titled “Sentenncing Rich And Poor Convicts In Nigeria: An Unbalanced Scale,” delivered at the inaugural public lecture of the DepartmentRead More →

Readers have condemned a killer’s ‘joke’ after he was told he could only serve 14 years for burning down a great-grandmother’s house, forcing her to jump 20ft up when he died. Paranoid schizophrenic Mark O’Brien poured petrol into 83-year-old Peggy Wright’s mailbox after he mistakenly believed he had been labeledRead More →

SPRING FIELD — State Sen. Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) and his colleagues joined police advocates on Monday to unveil a legislative package aimed at bolstering law enforcement and improving the criminal justice system in the state. State. “Our law enforcement officials work tirelessly 24 hours a day, seven days a weekRead More →

A STUDY conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in 2021 concluded that better civil justice systems can spur investment, competition, innovation and growth. The study indicates that well-functioning judicial systems play a crucial role in determining economic performance, including ensuring the security of property rights and theRead More →

Political analyst Dr Ralph Mathekga has described the Johannesburg Magistrates Court’s conviction of former Social Development Minister and ANC Women’s League President Bathabile Dlamini as a milestone in the South African justice system. On Friday, the court sentenced Dlamini to four years in prison or a fine of R200,000 withRead More →

“What will you do to build public confidence in the Orange County justice system? That’s what our editorial board asked candidates for the Orange County prosecutor’s office. Here are their answers. Todd Spitzer: “I will continue to implement common sense reforms to fix the mess left by my predecessor andRead More →

The primary focus of the questions asked during Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings concerned his conviction record. Some senators have repeatedly accused her of being too lenient towards those convicted of child pornography offenses, in particular. But, on the contrary, the senators’ questions highlight the failures ofRead More →

Oklahoma’s juvenile justice system reflects some of the same shortcomings as that of adult offenders in the state, according to a report released Monday. “Historically, Oklahoma has fallen on the side of punishment over rehabilitation and has only implemented significant protections for children in its justice system when a legalRead More →

Reforms to the justice system could lengthen life sentences for murderers and also introduce new laws to criminalize grooming children for criminal gangs. The Minister of Justice will today publish the Justice Plan 2022 containing 159 actions which will also include new measures to combat domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.Read More →

Manitoba’s first healing lodge for First Nations youth in conflict with the justice system will be built in Thompson so northern children can get support and cultural programs closer to home. The province will provide $2 million to Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., a political advocacy group representing 26 northern FirstRead More →

Legislation passed by a Senate subcommittee aims to prevent the incarceration of children and improve treatment in facilities. COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina’s juvenile justice system could soon be undergoing a major overhaul. Lawmakers are working on legislation that could significantly change how children are prosecuted and imprisoned for committingRead More →

UC Santa Cruz film professor Sharon Daniel’s two-quarter undergraduate coursework assignments MOVIE 171S-02, are not your typical film school fare. This course, titled Reasonable doubts: make an exonerationseeks nothing more or less than the release of wrongfully convicted persons currently incarcerated in American prisons. Now ongoing and in its 12thRead More →

SFr. Josh Hawley said he couldn’t support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court because “when it comes to crimes and crimes against children, he’s someone who apologizes to the criminals”. Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, appeared on Fox News Hannity Wednesday, saying his lenient sentences in childRead More →

City leaders have criticized the state of the criminal justice system for contributing to a wave of violence in Mobile that culminated over the weekend in multiple shootings and three deaths. “In my opinion, the criminal justice system is broken,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said at a Monday news conference.Read More →