Re-thinking access to criminal justice in Canada: a critical review of needs and responses

 
Author(s)Hughes, Patricia, Mossman, Mary Jane
Title Re-thinking access to criminal justice in Canada: a critical review of needs and responses
Source Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Vol. 13, pp. 1-132
Date 2002
Document type Journal article
Coverage Canada
Summary This article discusses access to justice for victims of crime, in Canada, and related common law jurisdictions, including the USA, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. There is an extensive evaluation of restorative justice, looking at the goals of restorative justice; a comparison between restorative justice and traditional criminal justice practices; the challenges; and restorative justice alternatives. The authors discuss the reality of the practice of restorative justice within the rhetoric and suggest governments need to have a better understanding of its effectiveness and effects. The need for further research is discussed, with a particular recommendation to evaluate restorative justice programs in Canada.
Keywords Criminal justice; needs; rights
Topic

Criminal Justice System; Victims needs