Bill C-10 was introduced by the Minister of Justice on the 20th of September 2011. Bill C-10 is also called the Safe Streets and Communities Act but many believe the title is very misleading. The purpose of this Act is to provide Justice for Victims of Terrorism, Amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Other Acts. This essay will analyze issues that affect the criminal code and provide the strengths and weaknesses of the Bill, and will also provide justification on why or why not the Bill is favouring for Canada to deal with crime and the judicial process.
(p. 371) This exemplifies how people on the jury wanted to believe in Simpson’s innocence and how the defense purposefully created the jury to their advantage by utilizing the bias present within the public. Regardless of claims and assumptions in opposition, one can easily see how bias for O.J.’s innocence heavily impacted the
In 1892 the Canadian Criminal Code was proclaimed for a country that was never thought of to become a nation with more than 35 million individuals and as developed as it is politically, socially, and economically. Our great nation has expanded into an ever changing and transitioning society that as it moves forward crimes are committed across the board by individuals of Canada’s various different races and cultures, where in which sentences are demanded to ensure Canada remains fair and just. The 1892 Criminal Code didn’t account for the developments, expansions, and transitions that Canada has endured over a hundred years, and Canada looks nothing like it did in 1892. Due to the changes, our provinces and territories have all developed substantially;
This resulted in the defendant filing a motion which resulting in a new case with a new trial (Brown, 2010). 2.5 Aspects of issue not covered under current law While judges do have the ability to order suppression orders, in which media outlets are not able to report on cases, generally there is no law suppressing media coverage (Carrick, 2011). As the media has a significant impact on the jurors, allowing reports encourages
Media has become an important part of our lives. It is all around us - essentially inescapable. But with that comes obliviousness to the power of the media. People are so accustomed to the regularity and commonality of media, they often forget the dangerous potential it holds. One substantial danger is bias - more specifically in news sources.
This will help them cooperate with the press, as the press will reveal only verified information to the public. The police will also be accountable to the media by offering them the information they need in time. This will aid in speeding up investigations thus delivering justice and dealing with the outlaws in due course. When the media reveal only true information about the community, the community will feel the need to cooperate with them so that they can create a safer community. A good relationship with the media will help to create a peaceful society in a great way (Miller et al.,
Society, human rights and the justice system: The Canadian experience The inclusion of human rights within a criminal justice system is the natural evolution of a criminal justice system that reflects societal expectations within a just society as to how we treat one another. These rights in Canada exists in two ways, human rights acts that protect citizens from each other and those that protect the rights of citizens from the state. This paper will explore, from a Canadian context, the development of human rights and constitutional rights, the purpose of these rights and how they operate within the current criminal justice structure. The paper will also address whether the current approach is reflective of Canadian society and the principles
Although some measures are taken to prevent this, many jurors are still prejudiced toward certain subjects and unable make a justified decision. It is said that bringing ordinary citizens into the world of court and law will help them be able to understand the justice system and teach them how to make a candid and unbiased decision. However, most of the jurors that are chosen do not possess the knowledge and experience necessary in order to reach a neutral and equitable verdict with the information and time given.(counter-argument) Many juries have made many controversial decisions such as the infamous OJ Simpson murder case. The jury acquitted the defendant, but many believe that the jury was biased.
The Casey Anthony Trial In today’s society it is very hard to lead a private life when we live in a world where news is quickly and easily made accessible for the world to see with the constant advancement in technology through the use of cameras, smartphones, the internet and also an increasing media influence to ensure that no is safe from public scrutiny. The Casey Anthony Trial is an example of a recent controversial murder case that received such public scrutiny. It seems everyone has their opinion of the trial, whether they believe Casey is innocent or she is guilty, but come July 2008, the world knew who Casey Anthony was and there was no going back for Casey. Furthermore, this paper will address Casey Anthony’s murder trial starting
THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF CANADA The judicial system (judiciary or court system) is the state machinery for resolving conflicts between individuals or individuals and the state, according to law. It can also be define as the system of courts that interprets and applies the law in the name of the state. A distinctive feature of the Canadian judicial system is its unitary character which distinguishes it from other federal nation including the United States which have a dual court system. This kind of system separates legislative powers along federal lines by creating federal and state courts for federal and state laws respectively.
The judicial branch of Canada has played one of the most unique roles in history due to their shaping of Canada. The decisions rendered by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (hereby referred to as the JCPC) and the Supreme Court of Canada impacted the values of Canadian citizens. These decisions were often contradictory and exposed the legal system as flawed, inflexible and stubborn. Throughout the decades the judiciary sought to maintain rules crafted by the Fathers of Confederation in 1867, rather than adopt more effective standards for judgement. The Canadian federal and provincial powers were broken into sections 91 and 92 in the British North America Act of 1867.
Introduction There is great contention regarding the impact of social media on political activism in Canada. While social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter offer users new opportunities to communicate, share, and disseminate memes and ideas, they also promote or facilitate the movement into streets for protests or other forms of activity. The arguments against social media generally revolve around its disposition towards remaining sedentary, behind the screen of a laptop or smart phone, writing short messages for the opposition to witness instead of actually making a physical presence in the real world. Alternatively, those who regularly engage in social media activism argue that they are raising awareness for their cause, which is theoretically true if one is to consider the sudden surge in discussion about specific topics.
However, like most crime shows it falls short. In conclusion, the media plays a large roll in the way that crime is portrayed through TV. The media influences people’s views of crime and the criminal justice system by influencing what they are shown through TV. The media uses TV shows about different kinds of crime to show people what life is like for the people in our society who fight crime.
Having the jury off focus because of the media attention could cause the innocent to be charged with a crime or the guilty to go free. According to the justice system, a defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. With both Simpson and Jackson cases this was not true, just because the media can have such a lasting effect and opinion. Something that both Simpson and Jackson have in common is that one thing they will be remembered by is their trials and how much the media impacted their private life, even if they were guilty or not, the media from their trial was always surrounding
Social media increases productivity. This tool offers more information, including new events and information can be accessed at any time of the day and night. Studies have linked the use of internet / social media with academic success as well as better job performance and job prospects. Social Media has positive and negative impacts, examples of positive impacts can recogrize and built relationships with many people and the negative impact is it can make a crime.