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.
Two criminal law professors talk about the Supreme Court case R v Jarvis, and its implications for surveillance and privacy in Canada.
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.
Are municipal bylaws targeting "nuisance parties" fair -- or prejudicial? We take a look at Kingston, Ontario's nuisance party legislation.
What happens when your coat gets lifted at the club? Does the establishment owe you anything -- and what does actual Canadian case law have to say about it?
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?
Victim surcharges are no more -- thanks to our Supreme Court -- but what were they, and what does this mean? Criminal law expert Lisa Kerr explains.
What exactly is solitary confinement? What laws empower the Correctional Services of Canada to resort to it? And what does Bill C-83 purport to change?