Source: (1997) Justice Report. 12(3).

The discussion of conditional sentencing notes that areas needing further discussion include public attitudes, whether a conditional sentence adequately conveys denunciation of an offender, potential conflicts with the purposes and principles of sentencing, reductions in the use of incarceration, and outcomes. The symposium on restorative justice included exhibits on 28 programs in Canada and other countries that try to implement restorative justice values and principle and heard presentations by an offender and victims' families. The parole board member presents case examples and concludes that parole is the best way to ensure public protection through the gradual reintegration of offenders at the most appropriate time in their sentence. The Correctional Service of Canada's Deputy Commissioner for Women discusses recent change in corrections management and programming for women's corrections. The inmate concludes that offender rehabilitation is often impeded by repression and that correctional staff need to support inmates in the essential process leading to their reintegration. The summary of the murder case involving battered women syndrome reports that the appellate court majority upheld the woman's conviction.