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Canadian criminal law

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Chapters: Youth Criminal Justice Act, Criminal sentencing in Canada, Drunk driving, Bail, Criminal ... Weiterlesen
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Chapters: Youth Criminal Justice Act, Criminal sentencing in Canada, Drunk driving, Bail, Criminal law of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69, Criminal code section 342, Criminal Code of Canada, Murder, Dangerous offender, Bill C-250, Alibi, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, Section 98, Life imprisonment in Canada, Assault causing bodily harm, Necessity in Canadian law, Intimidation of Parliament, Criminal Records Act. Excerpt: Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA, in French Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents) is a Canadian statute, which came into effect on April 1, 2003. It covers the prosecution of youths for criminal offences. The YCJA replaced the Young Offenders Act, which was a replacement for the Juvenile Delinquents Act. The YCJA (Youth Criminal Justice Act) governs the application of criminal and correctional law to those 12 years old or older, but younger than 18 at the time of committing the offence (Section 2 of the YCJA). Youth aged 14 to 18 may be tried and/or sentenced as adults under certain conditions, as described later on in the act. The Criminal Code of Canada, section 13, states "No person shall be convicted of an offence in respect of an act or omission on his or her part while that person was under the age of twelve years." The preamble of the YCJA recognizes that youth have rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bill of Rights and the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. The YCJA includes four general principles found in section 3(1). Subsection (a) addresses the basic principles of the YCJA and the YCJA's intentions on dealing with young offenders and youth crime. More specifically, subsection (a) sets the basic principle that the YCJA attempts to address underlying behaviour, such as pre-existing conditions or circumstances that would lead to an offending behaviour. It also seeks to, above all, reintegrate young persons who commit offences into society through means of rehabilitation. Subsection (b) incorporates a recognition that young people need to be held accountable for their crimes, and have a greater opportunity to be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society. The criminal justice system for young persons must be separate from that of adults and emphasize the following: (i) Rehabilitation and Reintegration: The implementation of extra-judicial measures instead of more pu

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Titel: Canadian criminal law
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EAN: 9781156898710
ISBN: 1156898714
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 120
Gewicht: 91g
Größe: H246mm x B189mm x T6mm
Jahr: 2012

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