The Toronto Star has been taking an in-depth look at recent moves by the federal government to “get tough” on crime by increasing sentences for major offenders and by boosting the number of crimes for which mandatory minimum sentences will be imposed.
The newspaper’s multi-part series is entitled Crime and Punishment and looks at popular perceptions of crime rates, the costs of incarcerating more people, the impact of tougher criminal laws on poor and aboriginal Canadians, crime in the suburbs, etc.
It also provides links to documents used by the team of reporters and researchers to develop the series. . . . [more]