Is the Canadian Justice System Balancing Rights of the Accused and of Society?


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Essay #: 064909
Total text length is 13,647 characters (approximately 9.4 pages).

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The beginning:
Criminology: is the Canadian justice system doing a good job of balancing the rights of the accused and the rights of society?
The following paper looks at whether or not the Canadian justice system is doing a sufficiently good job at balancing the rights of the accused and the rights of Canadian society as a whole. I submit that the Canadian legal system is very good at balancing the rights of the accused with the rights of society because it recognizes the value of giving people procedural and substantive justice when they come before the legal system. For instance, the Canadian legal system works diligently to ensure that bias does not exist towards individuals; that irrelevant items are not brought up in court to prejudice the court or...
The end:
.....ts of the society at large; it bears itself out time and again. People in this instance are protected via standardized measures so that unlawful detention or arbitrary detention never occurs – or rarely occurs. The system is not perfect because people are not perfect, but it is well-intentioned and solid.
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“Chapter ten: actus rea, mens reus, and changing definitions of intolerable conduct.” Pp.333-365 (additional information not provided).
May v. Ferndale Institution (2005). 3 S.C.R 809.
R. v. Currie (1997). 2 S.C.R. 260.
R. v. Kouri (2005). 3 S.C.R. 789, 2005 SC 81.
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