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The Canadian Justice System

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Started: 3/9/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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faith12345

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What perspectives do Canadians and others have on our justice system today? How does it compare to other thriving countries? Is our current Justice System adequate or is there room for improvement? Is it too lenient?
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As a Canadian I feel like the Justice system is quite fair but it can be improved as in a sense not everything is "fair". By that many times the justice system has bias and a stereotypical view which is natural in humans. Since you haven't said anything for the argument i will only say my opening statement and let you start with the first argument, good luck.
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Posted by Wylted 11 months ago
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Bullshitt. For example they overdo rehabilitation and it does little to discourage things like raping sprees. They have what is known as concurrent sentencing, while America has consecutive sentencing. Meaning that if I walk up and snatch one persons purse or 20 people's, I get the same sentence, because I serve all sentences at once, while in America it would be 20 consecutive charges. This means if you make a mistake in Canada and steal one purse, you are better off stealing 19 more instead of stopping, if we assume you'll be caught, where as America incentivizes not stealing more stuff. Let's assume a 1 month sentence for purse snatching. In Canada stealing one or 20 purses would get you one month, where as in America one purse would get you one month, and 20 will get you 20 months.

The concurrent sentencing problem is why Canada has actually released serial killers and serial rapists from prison. Another problem with the Canadian justice system is tover reliance on the state of mind. A person who gets drunk and goes on a shooting spree, gets a lesser charge than somebody who does it with a clear mind and sober. A drunk person going on a shooting spree d actually be released in a few months if a psychologist rules that they are no longer a threat to society.

America's justice system has it's problems, but we aren't setting serial killers free and taking it easy on people, merely for being alcoholics.
Posted by squonk 11 months ago
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This sounds more like a discussion topic than a debate. The Canadian criminal justice system is better than the American criminal justice system, by far.
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