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Crime and Criminal Law

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28
Jun 2007

The Devil Made Him Do It

Scott Panetti's cries of insanity found an ear in the USA Supreme Court, and using an old refrain in the legal songbook.

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11
Oct 2011
The Case of Angela Palmer Raises the Spectre of the Death Penalty

The Case of Angela Palmer Raises the Spectre of the Death Penalty

The murder of Angela Palmer in October of 1984 can not be dismissed as Stephen King fiction.

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27
May 2008

Police: Would That Be Cowardice or Stupidity?

British Columbia experiences two shining examples of police inaction - either cowardice or stupidity - in less than nine months.

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22
Dec 2010

The Good and the Bad: Judge Stuart's R. v. Moses Legacy

Sentencing circles are not good for justice in all circumstances » Continue Reading

11
Aug 2011
London Riots and the Criminal Mind

London Riots and the Criminal Mind

As London rioters are arrested and appear before judges, it would be an awkward moment if they recognize each other. » Continue Reading

05
Sep 2012
The Mass Murder and Lawyer Jokes

The Mass Murder and Lawyer Jokes

How the aftermath of a tragic, mass murder of lawyers suddenly turned into a debate about lawyer jokes.

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07
Apr 2008

Polygamy Now Safely Brewed In British Columbia?

The Provincial government's top law enforcement officer toys with not prosecuting polygamists and bigamists, anticipating a Charter ass-kicking in Court. If so, law is orphaned and we all suffer.

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14
Jul 2007

Crime Prevention: Get with the Program! What Program?

Canada annual release of crime rates statistics ignore the lack of a real, effective national crime prevention agency.

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02
Oct 2011
"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

"Kill Me", The Victim Said.

Current euthanasia debates bring to recall long, lost criminal law cases where, were it not for common sense and the basic intelligence of jurors, the novel defence of "he asked me to kill him" may yet have some legacy of success in Court. » Continue Reading

20
Aug 2011
Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

Cannibalism on the High Seas: the Common Law's Perfect Storm

There are tragic facts. And then there's the facts in R. v. Dudley. Murder and cannibalism in necessity were acquainted with the common law.

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