Youth Court Judges' Views of the Youth Justice system: The results of a survey

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By Anthony N. Doob[1]

Report to the Department of Justice Canada

May 2001

© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada 01-05-2001

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

[1] This survey and report were prepared for, and largely paid for, by the Department of Justice, Canada. Additional support was provided by a grant to A. N. Doob from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I wish to thank Jane Sprott for her advice on the survey instrument, Cheryl Webster for her help with the coding of the completed questionnaires and the editing the report, Tina Hattem for her guidance on various aspects of the project, and the 238 judges across Canada who invested their time in responding to the questionnaire. Further, I would like to single out the judges in various locations of Canada who were willing to subject themselves to earlier versions of the questionnaire and provide me with advice on how to improve it. Their suggestions were very important. The limitations of the final survey are, of course, mine.