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September 25, 2019

Another must read for Robsoncrim followers is Professor Lucinda Vandervort’s engaging discussion of the R v George case in the context of errors that constitute judicial misconduct. George concerned the trial of a 35-year-old woman accused of sexually assaulting a 14-y...

September 23, 2019

Today's featured article is by Professor Karen Busby and law student, Dr. Davinder Singh and it is entitled “Criminalizing HIV Non-Disclosure: Using Public Health to Inform Criminal Law.” This timely article looks at Supreme Court of Canada cases that effectively crimi...

The topic of sexual violence continues to be a hot debate in the public sphere. One such discussion topic that continues to spark heated debate is the concept of ‘consent.’ The reason that this topic can cause quite a stir is because people around the globe differ in v...

February 26, 2019

Whether during “Netflix and Chill” or a debrief after a long day at work, Canadians spend an average of over 30 hours watching both television and movies each week.* While most watch for entertainment purposes, many do not realize the subverted messages that both telev...

January 31, 2019

On 8 December 2018, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC) published a directive about the prosecution of non-disclosure of HIV status. The directive acknowledged that HIV is primarily a public health issue, and one that has benefited from significantly improv...

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