International Reports

Cultural Awareness Training for Bail Justices. Mandate Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training for all Bail Justices.

Jail or bail? We can learn from the USA. A look at the U.S.'s use of the De Bug system to reduce the pretrial remand rate.

Police forces across the UK are offering drug users pre-arrest education and treatment instead of a caution or charge. People caught in possession of personal amounts of controlled substances in a number of police areas are being directed towards treatment and education services through “diversion schemes,” rather than facing prosecution.

This brochure by de Rechtspraak, the Dutch Judicial System, provides information about what to expect if you have been arrested for a criminal offense.

Tens of thousands raised to free Aboriginal women jailed for unpaid fines. Campaign aims to raise $100,000 to clear warrants of commitment and pressure WA government to change law.

SCC sets out automatic review of pretrial detention. Delivered on March 28, R. v. Myers clarified s. 525 of the Criminal Code, which calls for a judicial hearing 30 days after the last detention order of someone accused of a summary offence and 90 days for those accused of an indictable offence.

Spencer D. Li & Tzu-Hsuan Liu (2019) Problem-Solving Courts in China: Background, Development, and Current Status, Victims & Offenders, 14:3, 360-374, DOI: 10.1080/15564886.2019.1595246

Sapouna, Maria, et al., (2015) What Works to Reduce Reoffending: A Summary of the Evidence, Justice Analytical Services Scottish Government.

Minister Fitzgerald commences Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014 The aim of the Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014 is to seek to effectively eliminate, in so far as is possible, the option of imprisonment as a sanction for fine default. See the complete Act.