Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases, 2nd Edition

Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases, 2nd Edition
Emond Publishing
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May 2019
Criminal Law and Procedure; Criminal Law Series; Youth and the Law

“The use of this book by judges and counsel will provide both with answers to questions that have to be provided immediately as well as those questions which require significant consideration. I look forward to using it and to its regular utilization and citation by counsel. I highly recommend it to counsel and judges who are attempting to apply the Youth Criminal Justice Act.”

—The Honourable Wayne Gorman, Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

General Editors: Brian H. Greenspan and Justice Vincenzo Rondinelli

There are many procedural and ethical considerations that practitioners need to be aware of when working on a criminal case involving youth, especially when the young persons involved are from vulnerable populations that require special care. The second edition of Prosecuting and Defending Youth Criminal Justice Cases provides practical commentary and analysis alongside updated policy, case law, and legislation in order to guide readers through a youth criminal justice case from beginning to end.

New to this edition is coverage of the Cannabis Act and how it impacts young persons, as well as a review of the amendments in Bill C-75 that could impact youth justice cases. In addition, chapters on bail, youth records and privacy, and youth trials have been updated to include information on the treatment of youth in the welfare system, court remedies surrounding privacy violations, and the admissibility of digital evidence. This text also features discussion of the landmark decision of R v Jarvis, a decision in which author Brock Jones was cited.

Apart from this new content, readers can rely on the text’s valuable checklists, charts, precedents, and advice to assist them through procedures and issues surrounding interviewing clients, arrest and bail matters, trials, and sentencing.

Overall, this text is an incredibly comprehensive and balanced resource that is sure to enhance the practice of lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals who interact with the youth criminal justice system.

This text is part of Emond’s Criminal Law Series.

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  • A companion blog by Brock Jones: Youth Criminal Justice
  • Foreword by The Honorable Wayne Gorman, Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Practice advice from Crown, defence, and policy perspectives
  • Updates to sentencing chapter, including deferred custody and supervision orders, treatment of Indigenous and racialized young persons, and how FASD is treated in youth sentencing proceedings
  • Updates regarding bail, youth records and privacy, and the development of Charter rights for young persons
  • Discussion of Bill C-45, Bill C-75, and the R v Jarvis decision

Chapter 1: The Principles and Philosophy of the Youth Criminal Justice Act
Chapter 2: Arrest, Detention, and Questioning of Young Persons
Chapter 3: Representing a Young Person
Chapter 4: Jurisdiction of the Youth Justice Court
Chapter 5: Bail Hearings
Chapter 6: Extrajudicial Measures
Chapter 7: Negotiations with the Crown
Chapter 8: Judicial Pre-Trials
Chapter 9: The Trial
Chapter 10: Sentencing
Chapter 11: Post-Finding of Guilt Considerations
Chapter 12: Privacy Rights, Publication Bans, and Youth Records
Chapter 13: Repercussions in the Education System
Chapter 14: Youth Involved in the Child Welfare and Criminal Justice Systems

Appendix A: Unintended Consequences? The Cannabis Act’s Impact on Youth
Appendix B: Youth Criminal Justice Act
Appendix C: Cannabis Act

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