A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says rationale for Harper's crime agenda defies 20-year downtrend crime rates.
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Among the public sector members of the National Union are thousands of women and men who work in Canada’s justice system. These include Youth Corrections Professionals, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Sheriffs, as well as those who work in community-based social services, child protection, youth counsellors and other related social services.
These members of the National Union have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we believe can make an invaluable contribution to the development of public policy and legislation on criminal justice issues.
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'A rights-based system makes sense, because it removes politics from the justice system.' - Darryl Walker.
'We are criminalizing, incarcerating and warehousing the mentally disordered in large and alarming numbers.'
'A message that government negotiators need to discuss members’ concerns, particularly about the issue of overcrowding.'
'Polling has told us the public values the public services they receive.' - Joan Jessome.
'It's not good for them, it's not good for the community, it's not good for the justice system and it's not good for the health system.' - Justice Minister Alison Redford of Alberta.
Worst score among nine British Columbia correctional facilities in Workplace Environment Survey.
'He doesn't remember any of the family now. He doesn't know my mom.'
Tories blame "unacceptably high" crime rate even though Statistics Canada reports that crime rates have fallen.
Elimination of two-for-one pre-sentencing credits will add 160 days to two years to the costs of keeping federal inmates behind bars.