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Our Government is Tough On People and Stupid On Crime

If the government cared about accountability and helping victims of crime, it would promote programs that help victims heal, confront their offenders and their fears, and move on with their lives. If the government truly cared about accountability and the welfare of victims, it would invest in good restorative justice programs.
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Why Higher Fines Won't Deter Crime

On Thursday, the House continues its debate on Bill C-37 -- the "victim surcharge bill" -- government legislation that doubles the amount of the victim surcharge -- money collected from convicted offenders to support victims of crime. Simply put, there is no evidence that the federal victim surcharge either deters crime as is, or that its doubling will do so.