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Should Young Offenders Go to Jail?


Over the years, there has been a great deal of debate about whether or not custodial (jail) sentences should be imposed in Youth Court. Do Youth Courts send too many youth to jail? If you do the crime, should you "serve the time"? Does age make a difference to criminal responsibility and does jail do any good for young offenders?

The Youth Criminal Justice Act was enacted, in part, to make it less likely that jail would be used as the sentence for young persons.

Any study of this issue needs to start with a discussion about the history of jail and young offenders. What sentences have judges imposed in the past and why? Below please see a list of available historical (1984 - 1994) non-identifying records from research in a 12 to 15 year old Youth Court that will facilitate your study of this issue.

Age 13 Assault with A Prior Record

Age 13 Assault with No Prior Record

Age 13 Break & Enter Dwelling with A Prior Record

Age 13 Break & Enter Dwelling with No Prior Record

Age 13 Break & Enter Non-Dwelling with A Prior Record

Age 13 Break & Enter Non-Dwelling with No Prior Record

Age 13 Failure to Comply with Disposition

Age 13 Mischief to Property with A Prior Record

Age 13 Mischief to Property with No Prior Record

Age 13 Possession Under with A Prior Record

Age 13 Possession Under with No Prior Record

Age 13 Theft Under with A Prior Record

Age 13 Theft Under with No Prior Record

Age 15 Assault with A Prior Record

Age 15 Assault with No Prior Record

Age 15 Break & Enter Dwelling with A Prior Record

Age 15 Break & Enter Dwelling with No Prior Record

Age 15 Break & Enter Non-Dwelling with A Prior Record

Age 15 Break & Enter Non-Dwelling with No Prior Record

Age 15 Failure to Comply with Disposition

Age 15 Mischief to Property with A Prior Record

Age 15 Mischief to Property with No Prior Record

Age 15 Possession Under with A Prior Record

Age 15 Possession Under with No Prior Record

Age 15 Theft Under with A Prior Record

Age 15 Theft Under with No Prior Record

Arson and Setting Fire

Assault Causing Bodily Harm with A Prior Record

Assault Causing Bodily Harm with No Prior Record

Assault with a Weapon

Assaulting a Peace Officer

Careless Use of Firearm

Concealed Weapon

Credit Card Offences

Dangerous Driving

Escape Custody with A Prior Record

Escape Custody with No Prior Record

Fail to Appear, Breach Recog with A Prior Record

Fail to Appear, Breach Recog with No Prior Record

False Alarm of Fire

Fraud Under with A Prior Record

Fraud Under with No Prior Record

Habitually Absent from School with A Prior Record

Habitually Absent from School with No Prior Record

Highway Traffic Act Offences

Minor Consume Alcohol

Obstructing a Peace Officer

Obstructing Justice

Possession of Marijuana with A Prior Record

Possession of Marijuana with No Prior Record

Possession of Prohibited Weapon with A Prior Record

Possession of Prohibited Weapon with No Prior Record

Possession Over with A Prior Record

Possession Over with No Prior Record

Public Mischief with A Prior Record

Public Mischief with No Prior Record

Robbery with A Prior Record

Robbery with No Prior Record

Sexual Offences with A Prior Record

Sexual Offences with No Prior Record

Take Auto Without Consent with A Prior Record

Take Auto Without Consent with No Prior Record

Theft Over with A Prior Record

Theft Over with No Prior Record

Threatening

Trespass to Property with A Prior Record

Trespass to Property with No Prior Record

Uttering and Forgery

Weapon Dangerous with No Prior Record

Weapon Dangerous with Prior Record

You can access these Tables of Sentences Imposed on Young Offenders by clicking here.

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