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?
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Volume 37, No. 4 of the Estates, Trusts, & Pensions Journal has just arrived.
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
- 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
- Charitable Remainder Trusts – An Update by M. Elena Hoffstein
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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. Lafarge: Summary Judgment and the Assessment of Reasonable Notice in Wrongful Dismissal Cases by Patrick Hart
The latest — and last! — physical copy of the Ottawa Law Review is now available in the library. Going forward we will no longer be carrying physical copies but, all issues of Ottawa L Rev are available for free via CanLII.
The contents of Vol. 48 No. 1 are:
- Omnibus Bills: Constitutional Constraints and Legislative Liberations by Adam M. Dodek
- Proportionality as a Moral Process: Reconceiving Judicial Discretion and Mandatory Minimum Penalties by Lauren Witten
- Revisiting the Open Court Principle in an Era of Online Publication: Questioning Presumptive Public Access to parties’ and Witnesses’ Personal Information by Jacquelyn Burkell and Jane Bailey
Please note the above list is only the English written articles in OLR; the rest of the articles in this issue are in French.
Other law journals that are available on CanLII that may be of interest include: Alberta Law Review, Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, and Appeal: Review of Current Law and Law Reform. Check CanLIIDocs for the full list of secondary sources.
Vol. 37, No. 1 of the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal has just arrived.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
From the Law Reports
- Release of Lawyer’s Will File by Kimberly Kuntz and Louise Hamill
- Disputes over Parental Care when the Dutiful Child wants to be Paid by Ruth M. Corbin and Barry S. Corbin
- Testamentary Freedom and Public Policy in Canada by Ed Esposto
- Conflict of Laws and the Right of a Minor or Minor’s Guardian to Payment/Transfer of a Movable Gift by Will by K. Thomas Grozinger
- Pension Fund Investment and Climate Change: A Legal Imperative by Krupa Kotecha
- More on 104(24): when are amounts “payable” “to” a beneficiary? by Joel Nitikman
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