Category: Crime Policy

Brits deluded about Canada's crime prevention tactics

Amazing, what notions germinate in the absence of contrary views. Some Brits apparently believe Canada is a model of crime-prevention sensibility: If the Conservatives want to see what works they should look to Sweden, Demark, Canada and America. Based on 40 year studies, they have developed programmes which target the factors that can lead young...

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Anti-gang tactics they're not using in Vancouver

In the face of community outrage, political and police leaders have done what’s expedient, concocting a quick fix for gang violence in British Columbia.

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Winnipeg wastes precious crime prevention cash

Winnipeg is doing what science tells us is a waste of time and money when it comes to preventing crime. The city is installing 10 spy cameras in downtown crime hotspots, at a cost of $450,000. This, despite findings from a prominent Canadian research group that “there is no evidence whatsoever” that surveillance cameras deter...

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Prison minister wants 'rigorous' supervision of ex-cons

As the standard bearer for the government’s tough-on-crime crusade, you wouldn’t expect Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan (inset), who is responsible for prisons and parole, to contradict Conservative policy. But that’s what he seemed to do today, while answering questions from reporters inside a federal prison in Kingston, Ontario.

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House arrest program proves deadly

Conditional sentences have been controversial since they became a sentencing option in Canada in 1996.

Now they’re killing people.

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Ontario recruits 25,000 smoking police

The Ontario government has deputized 25,000* new smoking police in a bid to rid butts from cars. I’m not making this up. Check out the internal memo and attached documents (obtained by Cancrime, after the jump) that were sent this week to all police chiefs across the province by a senior government official.

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Dumb and dumber

When a politician says something this dumb, we should be insulted. If we swallow it without question, we might as well begin impersonating Jim Carrey’s diuretic sidekick.

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