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Supreme Court has identified a cause of crime: Judicial decisions | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 10:44 AM | By Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

The Supreme Court, this past spring, issued a decision (R. v. Antic) that, in effect, told judges and justices that if they would only follow the law, crime would decrease. Before you dismiss this statement as a bit of false news, consider a few facts.

In 2016, there were 82,945 incidents recorded by the police in which failure to comply with a court order (almost all of which apparently are bail cases) was the most serious charge against an adult. This constitutes about 15 per cent...