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Aboriginal incarceration in Canada since 1978: every picture tells the same story

Abstract:

Sentencing in Canada is beset by many problems yet one weakness stands above the rest: the disproportionately high rates of Aboriginal incarceration. This article documents current and historical trends in levels of Aboriginal incarceration at the provincial/territorial and federal levels since 1978. We pay particular attention to the years following two important Supreme Court judgments (in 2001 and 2012) which directed courts to use custody with greater restraint when sentencing an Aborigin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.3138/cjccj.2016.E24

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Department:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
3
Pages:
313-345
Publication date:
2017-02-24
Acceptance date:
2016-11-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1911-0219
ISSN:
1707-7753
Pubs id:
pubs:667098
URN:
uri:9e2527a0-36ff-4eb3-801c-9db88a48f8ea
UUID:
uuid:9e2527a0-36ff-4eb3-801c-9db88a48f8ea
Local pid:
pubs:667098
Paper number:
3

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