Category Archives: Criminal

Myths, Stereotypes, and Credibility in Sexual Offence Trials

By: Drew Yewchuk PDF Version: Myths, Stereotypes, and Credibility in Sexual Offence Trials Case Commented On: R v CMG, 2016 ABQB 368 (CanLII) R v CMG, 2016 ABQB 368 (CanLII) is a Crown appeal of the acquittal of an accused of … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Aboriginal and Racialized Sentencing

By: Joshua Sealy-Harrington and David Rennie PDF Version: Making Sense of Aboriginal and Racialized Sentencing Cases Commented On: R v Laboucane, 2016 ABCA 176 (CanLII); R v Kreko, 2016 ONCA 367 (CanLII) In R v Laboucane, 2016 ABCA 176 (CanLII), the … Continue reading

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Supporting the Unrepresented: Providing Trial Information to Self-Represented Litigants

By: Alena Storton PDF Version: Supporting the Unrepresented: Providing Trial Information to Self-Represented Litigants Case Commented On: R v Hamiane, 2016 ABQB 409 (CanLII) Recent appeals by self-represented litigants (SRL) often focus on the extent of a trial judge’s duty to … Continue reading

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Polyamorous Families in Canada: Early Results of New Research from CRILF

By: John-Paul Boyd PDF Version: Polyamorous Families in Canada: Early Results of New Research from CRILF Report Commented On: Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, Perceptions of Polyamorous Relationships: Preliminary Data On 20 June 2016, the Canadian Research Institute … Continue reading

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When the Burden of Proving Institutional Bias Rests on a Prisoner

By: Amy Matychuk PDF Version: When the Burden of Proving Institutional Bias Rests on a Prisoner Case Commented On: Canada v Ewert, 2016 FCA 203 (CanLII) Prisons use psychological tests to determine if inmates are likely to reoffend, but are the … Continue reading

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