Youth Crime

Shaming Criminals Could Reduce Crime

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Diane Weber Bederman

Whatever happened to shame? It got put out away in a basket, somewhere in a very deep drawer, covered with other obsolete items, like religion. Do you think that other gang members would want to end up in the pillories, too? Would they want to emulate someone who has been shamed in public, ridiculed, too?

Young Criminals Need TLC, Not Tough-On-Crime

Senator Mobina Jaffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Senator Mobina Jaffer

Canada has always been recognized as being one of the safest countries in the world, boasting exceptionally low murder and violent crime rates, particularly in comparison to our American counterparts. However, a recent rise in gun violence on the streets of Canada's largest city has left many Canadians concerned about how safe our communities truly are. This violence has left many Canadians wondering whether we should advance tough-on-crime agendas. But having worked with many vulnerable populations I firmly believe that our time and resources would be better spent in addressing the issue of youth violence by investing in long-term preventative solutions and programs.

Winnipeg Kids Allegedly Robbed Stores Wielding Bear Spray

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2011 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg say they've caught two children wanted in a string of robberies where one of the suspects held up businesses while armed...

Canadian Crime Rate Close To 40 Year Low: StatsCan

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The crime rate continued a 20-year decline last year, dropping five per cent from 2009 and hitting the lowest level sin...