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The Youth Criminal Justice Act: How did we get here? (Part 1)

Posted by on November 24th, 2014

In Canada’s criminal justice system, anyone older than 11 or younger than 18 is subject to their own specific legislation, called the Youth Criminal Justice Act. While its critics claim it is far too lenient on youth offenders, its proponents argue that its principles, based on evidence, are sound, and…

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