Mandatory minimum penalties: An analysis of criminal justice system outcomes for selected offences - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 85-002-X201700154844


This Juristat article examines the characteristics and outcomes of cases in adult criminal courts for selected offences that were subject to changes in mandatory minimum penalties legislation enacted from 2005 to 2012. Specifically, the analysis looks at sentencing for offences occurring before and after the introduction or amendment of mandatory minimum penalties, using data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey. In particular, the report focusses on cases where the most serious offence involved selected sexual violations against children, child pornography, or selected firearms-related offences.

Issue Number: 2017001
Author(s): Allen, Mary

Main Product: Juristat

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