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1/18/2006

Canada: What is deterrence?

With concern over rising crime rates, Canadian don't seem to understand deterrence. Crime goes up, so you reduce the penalties? At least the PM rejected these proposals, but that is still not moving in the right direction and increasing penalties.

PUBLICATION: National Post
DATE: 2006.01.17
EDITION: Toronto / Late
SECTION: News
PAGE: A1 / Front
BYLINE: Adrian Humphreys
SOURCE: National Post
NOTE: ahumphreys@nationalpost.com
WORD COUNT: 765

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Ministers called for reduced sentences: McGuinty rejected
'offender-focused' cost-cutting plan

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After an unprecedented summer of gun deaths in Toronto, two senior provincial ministers, the Attorney-General and the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, endorsed a sweeping plan to create an "offender-focused" justice system.

The plan called for fewer offenders to be charged, more accused people to be released on bail, inmates to be let out of jail more quickly and the closing of several jails. . . .

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