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Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences

Released: 2017-08-29

A new research study released today, "Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences", explores the impact of the introduction of and amendments to some of the mandatory minimum penalties for Criminal Code offences enacted from 2005 to 2012.

Using data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey, the study is limited to an examination of sentencing outcomes for three offence categories: selected sexual violations against children, child pornography and selected firearms-related offences.

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The Juristat article "Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences" (Catalogue number85-002-X) is now available.

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