Monthly Archives: June 2012

Correctional Officers

Correctional officers, like police officers, court or sheriff’s officers, are in special positions of power over prisoners. Prisoners who are in custody can do little to protect themselves against assaults by those in whom the law has entrusted their care. … Continue reading

Police – Special Investigations Unit

In the late 1980’s , several fatal police shootings in Ontario gave rise to considerable public concern regarding the impartiality and transparency of police investigations into the use of deadly force by police officers. The ensuring government response led to … Continue reading

Conditional Sentence

The conditional sentence came into being when section 742.1 was proclaimed in 1996. Parliament clearly mandated that certain offenders who used to go to prison should now serve their sentence in the community. An offender who meets the criteria of … Continue reading