Sentencing Reform: A Canadian Approach : Report of the Canadian Sentencing Commission
Minister of Supply and Services Canada, 1987 - 592 pages
Report of the Commission's examination into sentencing process in Canada details problems with the process and the need for fundamental changes in its orientation and operation. Considers a broad range of concerns including an historical overview, public perception of sentencing equity, disparity of sentences, sentencing guidelines and implementation of reform.
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