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Re-Thinking Access to Criminal Justice in Canada: A Critical Review of Needs and Responses

Hughes, Patricia
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. 13(1).

This paper provides a critical assessment of some current issues
about access to justice in Canada, with a special focus on criminal justice. The
paper identifies recent trends in the literature about criminal justice in
Canada and in related common law jurisdictions, including the United States, the
United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand; and the development of restorative
justice processes to augment or replace traditional approaches to criminal
justice. Overall, the paper is intended to provide a review of selected
literature with critical commentary about current trends in criminal justice,
and to offer suggestions about empirical and other research initiatives designed
to assess future needs. (excerpt)


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