Young Offenders and Juvenile Delinquency in Canada: a Look at the Canadian Juvenile Justice Act (2003)

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Vol: 4, Issue: 1

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Brody, Cameron D.M.
Dublin Institute of Technology
Jjuvenile justice; crime; acts; expectations
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This paper provides an evaluation and analysis of the laws in place to deal with juvenile delinquency in Canada. The primary focus of this paper is the Criminal Justice Act (Aprill, 2003) which is being introduced to replace the pre-existing Young Offenders Act. Canada's New Criminal Justice Act is the topic of this paper. The Act is to be implemented on April 1, 2003. Fundamentally, it is the old Young Offender Act revised and also includes new changes, revisions, and mandates. After having taken a fairly in-depth look at this new proposal, I will attempt to break it down and explain what it is aiming towards and its purpose. In doing so, I hope to point out both the positive aspects as well as the negative that this new document could have, as well as a breakdown of the propositions and key points.