CRM 1300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Common Assault, Victim Impact Statement, Judicial Discretion
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Chapter 9: Sentencing and Punishment
Sentencing has drastically changed in the past years
Public humiliation was a huge form of sentencing before (the stocks and pillories –
audience participation encouraged – throwing rotten vegetables, yelling things,
sometimes the people’s ears were nailed to the wood --- tar and feathering --- lashing)
Punishment of the body has shifted to punishment of the mind now
2010/2011 Canadian Statistics
Which province has the highest rate of incarceration?
Prince Edward Island – take very harsh approach to impaired driving, more likely
to sentence someone to jail time for it
Which province has the lowest rate of incarceration?
What % are found guilty?
What is the most common sentence?
Probation (365 days)
Average amount for fines
Most common offence to receive fine?
1. Impaired driving
3. Common assault
18-24 yrs of age
Male or female?
Significantly more males than females
Types of crimes?
For females - theft, and fraud, (and prostitution)
For men - sexual offences
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