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Analyze interactions between participants in the Canadian justice system and the community.

Indicators for this outcome

(a) Explore the impact of crime on the community (e.g., victims and their families, offender after serving sentence, family of the offender, workplaces).

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(b) Critique how the Canadian justice system responds to people in challenging circumstances (e.g., poverty, mental health issues, language and cultural barriers, victims of trauma).

(c) Examine systemic barriers (e.g., racial profiling, court wait times, cost and availability of legal resources) in the Canadian criminal justice system.

Identifying and Combatting Profiling and Racial Profiling in Chapter 9 of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: The Learning Resource

(d) Compare public perception versus patterns and statistics regarding sentencing and corrections.

Understanding Parole

(e) Explore supports available for offenders integrating back to the community.

Understanding Parole
Lesson 3.7: Sentencing in Depth: Custody, Supervision, and Reintegration in Teaching Youth Justice (LT1-c, LT1-j)

(f) Examine ways to assess levels of recidivism and impact of integrating back high risk offenders in the community.

Understanding Parole

(g) Analyse government responses in light of wrongful imprisonment and other miscarriages of justice and justify appropriateness of response in given situations.

(h) Examine the impacts of the interrelationship between law enforcement agencies and communities.

Think Local: The Police and Suicide from Albert Camus' The Plague: The Learning Resource (CR1-e)
Lesson 2.1: The Police and the YCJA from Teaching Youth Justice (LT1-c)