Criminological Highlights

In Episode 82 of The Docket, a legal podcast broadcast by Michael Spratt and Emilie Taman, the hosts summarized the latest issue of Criminological Highlights, itself a summary of research on criminal justice policy. 

Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting, high quality, criminological research that is currently being published. Its focus is on research that is policy-relevant.

Table of Contents from the most current issue:

  • What kinds of police activities suppress voter turnout?
  • How are people affected by police shootings of unarmed civilians?
  • Are politicians right when they suggest that higher rates of pretrial detention would reduce crime?
  • Who benefits from high concentrations of immigrants in a neighbourhood?
  • When punishments are decreased in a jurisdiction and crime goes up, is it possible to determine whether one caused the other?
  • How good are people at evaluating forensic science evidence in court?
  • Should restorative justice conferences be used with youths charged with crimes?
  • Does it matter where accused people sit in court during their trials?

While the highlights are free, there may be a fee to access full text of the articles referenced. Contact us if you need further information. 

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Manitoba eLaws – New Edition – Business Law No. 83

The October 2018 edition of the Business Law Update has been published. Selected contents include:

  • Application of Common Interest Privilege in Commercial Transactions Restored: FCA
  • Private Disputes Not Enforceable Via the Oppression Remedy: MBCA
  • Exclusion Clause a Bar to Negligent Misrepresentation Claim: MBCA
  • Legislative Updates, including several regarding the upcoming legalization of marijuana
  • and more.

Contents Update – Estates, Trusts, & Pensions Journal

Volume 37, No. 4 of the Estates, Trusts, & Pensions Journal has just arrived.

Contents 

From the Law Reports

  • Be Careful What You Promise: Proprietary Estoppel in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan by Rachael Kwan and Jason M. Chin
  • Till Death Do Us Part, or Does It? When Spousal Support Obligations Extend Beyond the Grave by Kimberly D. Visram

Articles

  • Halachic Estate Planning –  Tax and Litigation Risks by Charles B. Wagner, David Wagner and David Posner
  • When in Doubt, Refer Them Out: When is Independent Legal Advice Desirable in Estate and Tax-Planning Transactions? by Karon C. Bales
  • The Impact of Illegal Behaviour on Resulting Trusts: Reforming the Reliance Principle in Canada by Calvin Hancock

Practice Note

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts – An Update by M. Elena Hoffstein

Book Review

If you would like to receive a copy of any of these articles, please contact us at library@lawsociety.mb.ca

Contents Update – Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal

Volume 21 No. 1, 2018 of the Canadian Labour & Employment Law Journal has arrived in the library.

Table of Contents

  • A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants by Amanda Clarke & Benjamin Piper
  • Honda v. Keays – Employer Shield or Employee Sword? An Empirical Analysis by Bruce Curran
  • Deepening the Delusion in the Regulation of Temporary Help Agency Employment by Timothy J. Bartkiw
  • Management Consultants and the Employees of their Client Organizations: Towards a Model of Employee Protection by Pnina Alon-Shenker
Commentary on Cases, Legislation and Policy
  • Unclear and Unconvincing: The Standard of Proof in Police Discipline Cases after Jacobs v. Ottawa (Police Service) by Patrick Simon
  • Harper v. LafargeSummary Judgment and the Assessment of Reasonable Notice in Wrongful Dismissal Cases by Patrick Hart