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Release From Imprisonment: The Law of Sentencing, Parole and Judicial Review

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D P Cole; A Manson
Date Published
545 pages
This text examines the history and current operation of parole in Canada, with emphasis on the role of parole in the context of sentencing and imprisonment and the legal and procedural elements of the current release system.
The discussion is intended for use by criminals and their attorneys, corrections and parole officials, release decisionmakers, and judges in their efforts to address particular problems and systemic issues. The discussion focuses on the legal and procedural elements of the current release system and explains the modifications in law and procedure since the proclamation of Canada's modern parole statute in 1959. The analysis also emphasizes the need to integrate the elements of the administration of criminal justice into a framework of clearly stated and mutually consistent objectives. The discussion concludes with a proposal for an ideal release model. Footnotes, appended texts of laws and procedures, index, and tables of statutes and cases (Author summary modified)


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