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Please note that the 2014 Summer Criminal Law Giveaway Contest is now closed.  

The winners will be announced on the Contest Site during the week of October 6th, 2014.

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From a select group of our esteemed authors, this exclusive series of insightful features will discuss the most pertinent topics of significance and the latest developments, and how they may impact Canadian criminal law and practice. Complimentary Content exclusive to this Practice Community Page is provided below.

The fourth feature of this series is an exclusive interview with Ian D. Scott (PDF), a former director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) of Ontario and editor of the upcoming publication, Issues in Civilian Oversight of Policing in Canada.  In this interview, Ian discusses the critical importance of civilian oversight, legal decisions and other drivers of change that have shaped the law of civilian oversight of policing in Canada to date, and offers his assessment on the future of civilian oversight of policing, with reference to the recently released Police Encounters with People in Crises (the Iacobucci Report).


Current Awareness Resources


Mack's Criminal Law Blog 

From Dallas Mack, the author of Mack's Criminal Law Bulletin (also available on CriminalSource™), with contributions from a group of crown counsel across Ontario, this blog is dedicated to helping you keep track of the ongoing developments in Canadian criminal law and fostering thoughtful discussions. Click here for complimentary access to the latest issue of this Blog.


Select Caselaw Highlights August 2014  |  Legislative Developments August 2014

Page-Exclusive Offer: View or download these Current Awareness documents (available in a PDF format) with our compliments.

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New and Upcoming Publications


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McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence, Fifth Edition in R. v. Donszelmann.  Get the full text case here (PDF)

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Fighting Cyberbullying in Schools: What Law Enforcement, Schools and Parents Can Do - White Paper (PDF)

This White Paper is posted for distribution on Carswell’s Criminal Law Practice Community Page with permission from Thomson Reuters CLEAR®.

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Lalande on Sentencing Newsletter (PDF) 

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