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Sentencing Principles (Youth) Laws in Canada

Youth Criminal Justice Act

Sentencing Principles for Young Offenders

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

Sentencing Principles (Youth) - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms

Crown prosecutor

Lawyers who act for the federal, provincial and territorial governments and prosecute people accused of crimes on behalf of the Crown.

Extrajudicial measures

Proceedings outside the formal court process. Examples include police warnings, referrals to community programs and Crown cautions. Extrajudicial measures are seen as an effective response to less serious youth crime.

Impact statements

A written statement from a victim describing the physical or emotional harm, property damage or economic loss caused by an offence has suffered. These statements gives victims of crime a voice in the criminal justice system, as the Court must take these statements into account when an offender is sentenced.

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