Life Sentences

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Life Sentences
(1)Whether our existing life sentences parole eligibility dates are too harsh.
Canada’s life sentences parole eligibility dates need to be more lenient. Currently, the Criminal Code mandates that offenders sentenced to a life sentence are eligible for parole after twenty-five years in the case of first degree murder and second degree murder, where the offender has previously been convicted of a culpable homicide; and ten to twenty-five years in the case of second degree murder when the offender has never been convicted of homicide (Griffiths, 2007, p. 350). Moreover, mandatory minimum sentences (
MMSs
) are explicit in several offences such as first and second-degree murder (Griffiths, 2007, p. 258). A review of studies...
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.....to provide a voice for women (Roberts and Grossman, 2008, p. 110). Moreover, she has done radio shows, newspaper interviews and comments educating the public on lifers (Roberts and Grossman, 2008, p. 110).
References
Griffiths, C.T. (2007). Canadian Criminal Justice A Primer, 3rd ed. Toronto: Nelson
Roberts, J.V. and Grossman, M.G. (2008). Criminal Justice in Canada A reader. Toronto: Nelson.
Stewart, G. (
n.d
.). Reality Check T. The John Howard Society of Canada. Retrieved November 19, 2009 from http://www.johnhowardphd.ca/PDFs/Reality%20Check/Life%20sentences%20-%20Volume%20discount.pdf
Vishner
, C.A. and Travis, J. (2003). Transitions from prison to community: understanding individual pathways. Annual Review of Sociology, 29(1), 89-113.