Supreme Court decision on minimum mandatory sentences a step in right direction

Sociologists, criminologists, and common sense tells us what lawyers and judges see examples of daily—that most non-violent offenders can be rehabilitated without having to lock them up.

On April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada took what may be the first step in blocking the political tend of legislating a multitude of mandatory minimum sentences. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Patrick F.D. McCann

PUBLISHED : Friday, May 1, 2015 6:23 PM

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