Decision illustrates Canadian McDonaldization of corrections

By John L. Hill (September 6, 2023, 10:26 AM EDT) -- Most criminologists would accept the notion that the function of Canada’s correctional system is rehabilitation. But when is time to give up and find that some offenders cannot be rehabilitated? It is a common phrase at Parole Board of Canada hearings: “The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour.” When is it time to admit that some criminals are not salvageable? In Canada, courts can impose an indeterminate sentence if one is found to be a dangerous offender....
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