From "tough on crime" to "smart on crime"

Allard, Patricia
August 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/4/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 3/4, p232
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the impact of Bill C-15 in Canada's tough crimes as the bill mandates minimum prison terms for certain drug offences that involve any quantity of controlled substances including heroin, cocaine and amphetamines. It is noted that imprisonment of those who inject drugs fans the flames of HIV epidemic in the country. The author emphasizes that Bill C-15 has called for the use of treatment court in order to avoid incarcerating those who desperately need help.


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