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The Juristat Reader: A Statistical Overview of the Canadian Justice System

Juristat Reader    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 1-55077-106-X
Pages 300
Language English only
Price $29.95
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Published by Thompson Educational Publishing, 1999.


This collection provides essential background information and key statistics on aspects of the Canadian justice system. The Juristat Reader is intended as a supplemental text for Canadian university and college students taking courses in the fields of criminology, law and justice. It is also intended for practitioners in these fields wanting a single reference source for justice statistics.

Included is an introductory article on the Canadian legal system. Also included is an overview article that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about crime and justice in Canada:
  • Are police-reported crime rates increasing?
  • Are reported crimes rates higher in big cities?
  • Are firearms frequently used to commit violent crimes?
  • What are the most common offences brought to the criminal courts?
  • How long does it take for cases to move through the court system?
  • What proportion of adult criminal cases result in conviction?
  • What proportion of adult convictions result in a prison sentence?
  • How many adults are in custody or under some form of correctional supervision?
  • With what offences are youth most likely to be charged?
  • What type of sentences do young offenders receive?
  • How much does policing cost?
The Juristat Reader is invaluable resource for anyone interested in or connected with the justice system in Canada.

Introduction: The Canadian Legal System
Overview: Canadian Justice Statistics

1. Justice Administration
Justice Spending in Canada
Private Security and Public Policing in Canada
Legal Aid in Canada: 1996-97

2. Correctional Services
Adult Correctional Services in Canada, 1996-97
A One-Day Snapshot on Inmates in Canada's Adult Correctional Facilities

3. Court Statistics
Adult Criminal Court Statistics, 1997-98
Youth Court Statistics 1995-96 Highlights
Sentencing in Adult Provincial Courts

4. Crime Statistics
Criminal Victimization: An International Perspective
Canadian Crime Statistics, 1997
Crime in Major Metropolitan Areas, 1991-1995
Violence Committed by Strangers
Weapons and Violent Crime
Missing and Abducted Children
Assaults Against Children and Youth in the Family, 1996

5. Specific Offences
Homicide in Canada – 1997
Criminal Harassment Breaking and Entering in Canada, 1996
Street Prostitution in Canada
Illicit Drugs and Crime in Canada

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