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La réforme pénale au Canada : l’apport de la Commission canadienne sur la détermination de la peine.

Pires, Alvaro P.
June 4, 2015

Source: (1987) Criminologie. 20(2): 11-55. Downloaded 24 October 2005.

This study is a critical analysis of the penal reform project put
forward by the Canadian Commission on Sentencing from the
point of view of moderation. The author first considers the
Commission’s position in the penological debate between the
Medical Model and the Justice Model. He then analyses the
«new theory on sanctions» proposed by the Commission, as well
as its position on «community measures» and on the ideal of
rehabilitation. Finally, his analysis focuses on a number of the
Commission’s major recommendations for reform, its policy in
terms of maximum and minimum sentences, the new «exceptional
sentence» (intended to replace the present measures
regarding «dangerous criminals»), its position on imprisonment
of «twenty-five years’ minimum» and its general guidelines
for Canada. In conclusion, the author make an evaluation of the
orientation of the Commission’s reform with respect to the
principle of moderation. Résumé de l’auteur. Author’s abstract.


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