Youth Criminal Justice Policy in Canada: A Critical by Shahid Alvi

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By Shahid Alvi

In the prior ten years, a lot has replaced by way of formative years justice rules in Canada in addition to within the manner Canadian society has evolved.

Canada has a brand new Act governing adolescence crime, and there are symptoms that the Act should be revised back to make it "tougher" on formative years in clash with the legislations, a improvement reflecting what many students are calling the "punitive flip" in early life justice regulations in Canada and in other places. whilst, Canadian baby poverty premiums (which are strongly correlated with illegal activity) have remained excessive, regardless of a dedication, made by means of governments in 1989 to remove the matter by way of the 12 months 2000. Immigration styles have replaced, and unemployment charges for younger Canadians stay nearly two times as excessive as these for adults. during this quantity, Youth legal Justice coverage in Canada: A severe Introduction, the writer addresses those and different advancements with regards to adolescence crime in Canada from a serious criminological perspective.

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These concerns, in turn, were being debated in a media environment in which youth crime was being sensationalized as ‘‘being out of control,’’ a problem that was exacerbated by horrific, but rare cases such as the murder of Reena Virk in British Columbia, and the drive by shooting of Nicholas Battersby in Ottawa (Gabor 1999). Others pointed out that while the highlighting of due process and youth rights was a good thing, the Act ignored the more fundamental cognitive, psychological and social functioning needs of adolescents, thereby signalling a shift in emphasis from therapy to social control (Awad 1987).

What constitutes such risk? Who are the children who are most at risk, and why? To provide answers to these questions, this chapter examines the status of Canadian children in a number of domains, economic, education, and health, and relates this status to a number of important trends in Canada. It documents the ways in which children and childhood and youth are S. 1007/978-1-4419-0273-3_2, Ó The Author(s) 2012 29 30 2 Young People in Contemporary Canada conditioned by social relations, at the macro level, focusing particularly on the late modern era (1950s on), and the implications of that conditioning.

Sage, London Chapter 2 Young People in Contemporary Canada Abstract People do not exist in a vacuum. Our social environment conditions our behaviour by setting limits on our life chances. Put differently, not everyone is born into the same social circumstances, and this inequality of condition sets the boundaries within which people make their lives. If we are to understand the status and behaviour, ‘‘good or bad’’, of Canada’s youth, we must take account of their social circumstances. This chapter provides an overview of some key economic and social factors affecting young people’s lives.

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