LAWS 3307 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Adjournment, Recognizance, Mental Disorder

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Youth (12-24 years) represent approximately 17% of the canadian population. The number of first nations youth is increasing. The youth crime rate for 2012 was lower than that for 2013 by 22,000 offences. Property crime is the most common type of offence for youth. Violent crime becomes more prevalent for those in their twenties. The arrest rate rises through adolescence, peaks at age 19, and then falls off in the twenties. Teens seem to commit mostly property crimes. Violent crime rises among those in their twenties. Summary conviction: s. 787: ,000 and/or 6 months jail some exceptions: eg. , death threats, 18 mos. jail fine can be up to ,000 if is a corporation: s. 735(1)(b) Indictable: s. 743: 5 years jail unless otherwise provided s. 735(1)(a): no maximum fine if corporate accused. Must attend court personally, or by designate accused has election re mode of trial appeal is to court of appeal.

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