Thriller by Peter Moffat about the challenges and politics of the criminal justice system seen through the eyes of the accused.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Criminal Justice - Youth Criminal Justice Act - Netflix
The Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA; French: Loi sur le système de justice pénale pour les adolescents) (the Act) is a Canadian statute, which came into effect on April 1, 2003. It covers the prosecution of youths for criminal offences. The Act replaced the Young Offenders Act, which itself was a replacement for the Juvenile Delinquents Act.
Criminal Justice - Breach of probation - Netflix
Section 137 of the Act outlines the definitions and consequences of failing to comply with a sentence or disposition, in other words, a breach of probation. It states that anyone failing to comply with their probation order is guilty of a punishable offence on a summary conviction. These orders can include failure to report to and be supervised by the provincial director when on probation, failure to perform community service plus many more stated in section 42(2) of the act. If a breach of probation occurs, the offender may be incarcerated provided it is not their first probation violation, with a sentence not exceeding two years, except in the cases of first-degree murder or second-degree murder. Differences in breach of probation in the Youth Criminal Justice Act versus Youth Offenders Act The Young Offenders Act raised concern that too many young people were being incarcerated for offences not directly harming the community, but for failure to comply with the terms of probation. The Act recognizes that youths have a hard time complying with limits to behaviour and are deserving of a second chance. Since the Act was enacted, the number of charges of probation violation has remained similar while the number of cases has declined.
Criminal Justice - References - Netflix