Friday, August 15, 2014

Canada

Discourses Of Difference - Constituting The "Ethnic" Offender
Sarah Turnbull, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Alumna  presents at 41st Annual Conference of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

Gag Order To Be Imposed On New RCMP Transparency Office
The federal government is developing a commission to help restore public confidence in the RCMP – but it will be shrouded in secrecy.

Planning documents for Public Safety indicate anyone working for the RCMP’s new Civilian Review and Complaints Commission will be required to take an “oath of secrecy.”

“This oath ensures that these persons pledge not to disclose any information that they come across in the course of their duties to anyone not legally entitled to that information,” the document reads.

Federal correctional authorities are getting in the way of an investigation into drug-prescribing practices for inmates by withholding relevant information, Canada's prisons ombudsman says.

It's Time To Talk About MDMA
"This isn't another health-class lecture, but a grown up discussion of what's really in those pressed pills and how to make it safer."

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