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R. v. Antic and Justices of the Peace: Analysing the Impact of Bail Reform

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dc.contributor.author Nixon, Jenaya
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-06T16:58:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-06T16:58:38Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/13531
dc.description.abstract Recent bail reform, including R. v. Antic (2017), highlights the need for change to ensure that judicial decisions about bail follow bail legislation. However, the impact of bail reform is understudied. Bail releases often do not follow bail legislation and case law as they ignore the ladder principle and include conditions that do not appear to relate to the risks of release or the alleged crime. The trend reflects a reluctance of Justices of the Peace (JPs) to ensure that their decisions abide by legal rules. The current study uses 132 bail cases from a mid-sized city in southwestern Ontario to examine the impact of bail reform on judicial decisions about bail releases. The results show that bail reform decreases the severity of forms of release, increases the average number of conditions per case, impacts the application of onerous conditions, increases the amount of JP disagreement with Crown attorney requests, and influences how JPs explain their bail decisions. The study also finds significant variation in decisions between JPs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject R. v. Antic en_US
dc.subject Supreme Court en_US
dc.subject bail en_US
dc.subject bail court en_US
dc.subject bail in Ontario en_US
dc.subject bail in Canada en_US
dc.subject remand in Ontario en_US
dc.subject remand in Canada en_US
dc.subject remand en_US
dc.subject judicial interim release en_US
dc.subject Antic en_US
dc.subject judicial interim release in Ontario en_US
dc.subject judicial interim release in Canada en_US
dc.subject justices of the peace en_US
dc.subject justice of the peace en_US
dc.subject JP en_US
dc.subject justice of the peace and bail en_US
dc.subject justices of the peace and bail en_US
dc.subject judicial behaviour and bail en_US
dc.subject judicial behavior and bail en_US
dc.subject judicial behaviour en_US
dc.subject judicial behavior en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.subject legislation en_US
dc.subject bail legislation en_US
dc.subject law on bail en_US
dc.subject law on judicial interim release en_US
dc.subject jurisprudence en_US
dc.subject Supreme Court of Canada en_US
dc.subject Supreme Court and bail en_US
dc.subject Supreme Court of Canada and bail en_US
dc.subject social sciences en_US
dc.subject Criminal Code en_US
dc.subject Ontario law en_US
dc.subject bail condition en_US
dc.subject bail conditions en_US
dc.subject ladder principle en_US
dc.subject case law en_US
dc.subject risk management en_US
dc.subject risk aversion en_US
dc.subject court en_US
dc.subject undertaking en_US
dc.subject own recognizance en_US
dc.subject surety en_US
dc.subject sureties en_US
dc.subject Bill C-75 en_US
dc.subject administration of justice en_US
dc.subject administration of justice offences en_US
dc.subject crime en_US
dc.subject criminal justice en_US
dc.subject criminal justice system en_US
dc.subject crime control en_US
dc.subject accused en_US
dc.subject accused persons en_US
dc.subject accused people en_US
dc.subject Crown attorney en_US
dc.subject duty counsel en_US
dc.subject Charter of Rights and Freedoms en_US
dc.subject Charter of Rights and Freedoms and bail en_US
dc.subject Charter en_US
dc.subject Charter and bail en_US
dc.subject risk en_US
dc.title R. v. Antic and Justices of the Peace: Analysing the Impact of Bail Reform en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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