WDW101Y1 Lecture Notes - Sudz Sutherland, Nanny, Community Sentence

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Week 9
March-04-13
6:08 PM
The Objections of Punishment and the Impact of Criminal Deportation
Types of Punishment
Incarceration
House Arrest
Probation (i.e community sentence with conditions)
Electronic monitoring
Fines
Removal of privileges/opportunities
Restitution to victim/community
Death Penalty
Corporal punishment-inflict physical pain for punishment
Public shaming
Banishment/Transpiration
Modern Banishment: The Case of Criminal Deportation
Landed immigrants/permanent residents deported to country of origin following arrest and
conviction
Cruel- but not so unusual punishment
Negative impact on offenders- especially those who immigrated at a young age
Issue of collateral damage
Popular: costly to house prisoners, prisoners are full, solves the reoffending problem, cheaper
Most of the crimes are drug trafficking offences or minor property
Guest Speakers
Sudz Sutherland and Jen Holness from Hungry Eyes Film and Television INC
Will discuss the making of their new film entitled Home Again
Film documents the impact of criminal deportation on Jamaica
Film: Home Again
Interviewed people on Jamaican streets
Similar stories in retribution centres - drugs, bad crowds
Phillip: Grew up in Scaraborugh- more and more crimes then all of sudden got deported
o Living on the streets
o Drug addict
o Raised in Canada
o Families are left behind creating social poor economic conditions
Children follow the same footsteps
Punishment is greater than the crime
States are more strict- deports
Caribbean/ Latin American crime rates increases where these criminals are deported - only 8
percent of population but 25 percent of homicide
Cant get jobs- bottom of social order
o Example from movie: deported cant be a nanny
Does the punishment fit the crime?
o They actually don’t know if they are getting deported
o If you get a 2 year sentence you will be deported- clients don’t know and lawyers do
o Example: they 'll do 7 months and then deported- double punishment
o Now; Canadian Bar Association issue that it is unjust
Judging are handcuffed with sentencing
Change is the focus
Not aware of the criminal justice system- affects their choices
6 month sentence is not reasonable to be deported- unjust law
Someone who has lived in Canada for the majority of life should not be deported

Document Summary

The objections of punishment and the impact of criminal deportation. Landed immigrants/permanent residents deported to country of origin following arrest and conviction. Negative impact on offenders- especially those who immigrated at a young age. Popular: costly to house prisoners, prisoners are full, solves the reoffending problem, cheaper. Most of the crimes are drug trafficking offences or minor property. Sudz sutherland and jen holness from hungry eyes film and television inc. Will discuss the making of their new film entitled home again. Film documents the impact of criminal deportation on jamaica. Similar stories in retribution centres - drugs, bad crowds. Phillip: grew up in scaraborugh- more and more crimes then all of sudden got deported: living on the streets, drug addict, raised in canada, families are left behind creating social poor economic conditions. Caribbean/ latin american crime rates increases where these criminals are deported - only 8. States are more strict- deports percent of population but 25 percent of homicide.