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Can sentencing of women who are victims of abuse accommodate the social problems that underpin the offending? Having regard to international and national law and policy, is enough being done to keep women offenders from returning to prison?
In 1996 the government changed sentencing laws in Canada. One of the most important changes is the addition of section 718.2(e ) to the Criminal Code of Canada. This section requires judges to look at all reasonable opti... More