Youth offender legislation and social change in Canada since 1908
LE3 .A278 2012
Bachelor of Arts
This thesis examines changes in youth legislation in Canada from the implementation of the Juvenile Delinquents Act in 1908 to the Youth Criminal Justice Act in 2003. The thesis discusses the social context within which the legislation was enacted, the philosophy underlying the Acts, and specific details of the Acts. Secondary research is used as the method of data collection. The research highlights criticism of each Act and, up to 2003, the solutions to those criticisms that become embodied in the newer Act. The thesis provides an overview of different perspectives on the issue of youth legislation in Canada.
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