November 6, 2019

It is always wonderful to be able to welcome a new person to our collaborator team. It is with great excitement that we welcome Dr. Katharina Maier to that team. She brings corrections and comparative prison and criminal law expertise to the team, and she has already been heralded in her field. We welcome her. We asked Dr. Maier to tell us about her work. Here is what she said:

"I hold a Law Degree from the University of Muenst...

November 4, 2019

Privacy in Peril by Jochelson & Ireland -- Book Launch

Where: Wednesday Nov 20 2019 7:00 pm, McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of: Privacy in Peril: Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections (UBC Press).

In 1984, the Supreme Court of Canada, in Hunter v Southam, declared warrantless searches unreasonable under section 8 of the Charter. Police would henceforth require authorization...

October 30, 2019

NOTE: Minor spoilers for the 2011 TV show “The Killing”.

The first two seasons of the 2011 US TV show named “The Killing” deal with the fictional murder of 15-year-old Rosie Larson and the investigation that follows. “The Killing” is not unique. Filmed in Vancouver but set in Seattle, it is basically a rip-off of the Danish show of the same name – “Forbrydelsen” – which aired four years earlier and is not unlike a myriad other...

October 29, 2019

The criminal justice system in Canada is a very complex system, whose features and characteristics are commonly the centre of very heated debates. One very passionate issue in Canada is prostitution and the laws that prohibit it. This subject can be interpreted from many different perspectives. This discussion will briefly review the laws in Canada that prohibit prostitution, followed by an analysis of them from through the le...

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