The Impact of the Youth Criminal Justice Act on Police Charging Practices with Young Persons: A Preliminary Statistical Assessment

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Peter J. Carrington and Jennifer L. Schulenberg

18/11/2005

Report to the Department of Justice Canada

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 18-11-2005

The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada.

The analysis in this document is based, in part, on data from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics or the data providers.

The authors wish to thank Tim Leonard, Julie Sauvé, and Marni Wallace of the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, who prepared the custom tabulations on which the analysis is based. We also thank Tim Leonard for providing answers to many questions concerning the Uniform Crime Reporting Survey. Any errors in interpretation of the data are those of the authors alone.

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