Forcible Confinement in Canada, 2007 - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X200900110781


Forcible confinement refers to the criminal offence of unjustly holding anyone against their will through the use of threats, duress, force or the exhibition of force. In contrast to most violent crimes, police-reported incidents of forcible confinement have been steadily rising in Canada since the late 1980s. This article examines the incidence and nature of forcible confinement in Canada and discusses the long and short-term trends in this offence. It also examines court outcomes for adult cases involving this offence.

Issue Number: 2009001
Author(s): Dauvergne, Mia

Main Product: Juristat

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