Adult criminal court processing times, Canada, 2015/2016 - ARCHIVED

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This Juristat article uses data from the Integrated Criminal Court Survey (ICCS) to examine the time it takes for a charge to proceed through the adult criminal court system in Canada, from an individual's first court appearance to when a final decision is reached on the charge. The article looks at court processing time trends over the last decade and includes information on court processing times for provincial and superior adult criminal courts as well as jurisdictional trends. Some of the factors that can influence court processing times are also presented, as well as information related to the number and types of charges that have exceeded the presumptive limits established by the recent R. v. Jordan decision.

Issue Number: 2018001
Author(s): Maxwell, Ashley

Main Product: Juristat

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