Principal Investigator:Katz, Helena Licenced Year(s):
In cases in which young offenders plead guilty, the youth court in Hay River convenes a Youth Disposition Panel of teens from Diamond Jenness Secondary School to offer the judge a sentencing recommendation based on the case. The panel's operation is uni...
Principal Investigator:Blomqvist, Jennifer Licenced Year(s):
The researcher will reach Ft. Good Hope by air, and will be based in private accomodations. Data will be collected during interviews with participants in the Hume River bush camp, an alternative sentencing option for Aboriginal offenders. Interviews will be taped, to facilitate data collection. Participation in the study is voluntary, and all participants will sign a consent form. The researcher...
Principal Investigator:Zellerer, Evelyn Licenced Year(s):
The researcher and her team will hold discussions with authorities in Yellowknife which will help guide the research. Data will be collected from government documents, archival material, court records, and interviews. Pre-sentence reports will be examined and women who are being held at the Fort Smith Correctional Centre for Women will be interviewed. Correctional authorities and service provid...
Principal Investigator:Downe, Alan G. Licenced Year(s):
Mr. Downe will be comparing interviews of 40 sentenced male offenders to 40 adult men who are placed temporarily (remanded) in a correctional centre while the court is making a decision about their case. He wants to be able to advise the courts whether remanded inmates suffer more emotional stress than those who are finished with the court process and sentenced....
Principal Investigator:Cummings, Gregory Licenced Year(s):
To interview a random sample of young offenders, (based on informed consent and guaranteed confidentiality) who are on probation, about their court experience. To determine whether or not the young offender understood the court process sufficiently to have participated in the deliberations concerning them....