It's a student-faculty team-up, as Criminal Law professor Lisa Kerr and Queen's Law student Sam Bondoux fill us in on a collaborative research project they've been doing on the state of education in federal prisons (spoiler: it's not great).
Blair Crew, the Director of Queen's Legal Aid, breaks down the University District Safety Initiative, and Kingston's Nuisance Party Bylaw, busting myths and sharing some dos and don'ts for students considering celebrating.
Content warning: this podcast contains graphic details that may be disturbing to listeners. Professor Lisa Kerr discusses a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision in May 2019 ordering a new trial for Bradley Barton, the Ontario trucker accused of killing Indigenous woman Cindy Gladue.
There’s a classic saying that crime doesn’t pay. In fact, victim surcharges ensure that criminals pay for their crimes on top of the sentences they receive. But what exactly is a mandatory victim surcharge? How does it work? And why did Canada’s highest court strike it down?