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. 

And if you like legal podcasts, subscribe to The Docket. I find it very informative and entertaining. 



ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for December 3, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Costs
  • Crime
  • Employment
  • European Union
  • Family
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax
  • Tort
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for November 12, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial
  • Crime
  • Ecclesiatical
  • Employment
  • European Union
  • Family
  • IP and Media
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax
  • Tort
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

ICLR Weekly Case Law Update

Here’s the Weekly Case Law Update for November 5, 2018.

Decisions covering the following topics:

  • Commercial Law
  • Costs
  • Crime
  • Employment
  • European Union
  • Land Law
  • Public Law
  • Tax
  • Trusts and Chancery

If you are a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, and would like a copy of any of the decisions from the digest please contact the library and we will be  happy to provide those for you.

Manitoba eLaw – New Edition – Labour and Employment Law

The October 2018 edition, No. 33, has just been released.

In this Issue

  • Letters of Guidance Not Disciplinary: MBQB
  • No Reason Needed for Termination of Independent Contractor: MBQB
  • Injunctions Rarely Granted in Constitutional Challenges: MBQB
  • Other Court Decisions
  • Inappropriate Social Media Use and the Workplace: MBLA
  • Legislative Update
  • New Parental Sharing Benefit to be Implemented Early
  • Report of Modernizing Federal Labour Standards
  • Reports on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Recommended Reading
  • 2018 Isaac Pitblado Lectures
  • Annual Manitoba Labour Law Review
  • CBA Conference