Future contacts with the criminal justice system in Saskatchewan: A microsimulation study
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Criminal justice statistics are often descriptive in nature, summarizing current issues or analyzing past trends. However, this pilot study presents projections—using Statistics Canada's Demosim microsimulation model and based on 2011 conditions—of the number of individuals in Saskatchewan who could come into contact with the criminal justice system (i.e., the police) as persons accused of committing crime between 2011 and 2036. The study also presents projections that show the potential impact of reducing the educational attainment gap between Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and non-Indigenous people in Saskatchewan, and how reducing this gap could impact the number of contacts with police in the years to come.
A new Juristat article, "Future contacts with the criminal justice system in Saskatchewan: A microsimulation study," is released today, presenting projections that demonstrate how positive outcomes could be reached through education-related intervention. For additional context, current conditions in Saskatchewan—and the province's criminal justice system—are also discussed.
The article "Future contacts with the criminal justice system in Saskatchewan: A microsimulation study" is now available as part of the publication Juristat (85-002-X).
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