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Children and the Law

This collection of essays addresses some of the most important and challenging issues related to the legal status of children, and the volume makes an important contribution to the growing but still small Canadian literature on children’s rights. These essays are being published together to honour the scholarship of Nicholas Bala, professor of law at Queen’s University whose contribution to our understanding of the law as it relates to children and youth in Canada is unequalled.

Sanjeev Anand

Sanjeev Anand is the Dean at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a former prosecutor and began his career as a Legal Aid staff lawyer whose practice primarily dealt with the defence of young offenders. He teaches and researches in five fields: substantive criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, evidence, and constitutional law. An area of particular interest to Dr. Anand is youth justice. He has authored or co-authored more than a dozen book chapters, journal articles, and commissioned reports on various aspects of Canada’s juvenile justice system. Dean Anand’s work has been cited by courts across the nation, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has done considerable consulting on law reform issues in the criminal law field for the federal government and he is a frequent media commentator on criminal and constitutional law issues. He is the coauthor (with Eric Colvin) of Principles of Criminal Law, 3d ed. (2007), a treatise that critically explores the general principles underlying the law of criminal culpability in Canada.

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Professor Bala provides an overview of the essays. 13 $1.30

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Review of Supreme Court of Canada cases exploring the relationship between the best interests of the child principle and the principle of fundamental justice. 22 $2.20

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Review of the “mature minor” rule from the Supreme Court of Canada decision of A.C. v. Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services). 17 $1.70

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Review of s. 43 of the Criminal Code, the “spanking law”, in the context of the Supreme Court of Canada decision of Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law v. Canada … 20 $2.00

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Examining the assessment of the competence of child witnesses. ; ; 16 $1.60

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Review of identification procedures and children’s identification accuracy. ; ; ; 21 $2.10

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Review of youth justice legislation specifically as it relates to the treatment of incarcerated youth. 17 $1.70

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Examination of the Deferred Custody and Supervision Order (DCSO). ; 28 $2.80

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Outlines a model of delivering quality and independent representation through the Youth Criminal Defence Office. 20 $2.00

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Review of a recommendation to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility in certain circumstances from twelve to ten. ; 12 $1.20

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Discusses the issue of whether judges ought to conduct forensic interviews with children to elicit their custodial and visitation preferences. 27 $2.70

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Exposition of an Alberta program designed to respond to and ameliorate harm to children whose parents engaged in domestic conflict. ; 20 $2.00

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An evaluation involving legislative review, caseflow and outcomes analysis, survey of professionals, and interviews with self-represented litigants to assess procedural and substantive changes in … ; ; ; ; 22 $2.20

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Compares the differing approaches of the Courts of Appeal of British Columbia and Ontario to the issue of joint custody. 24 $2.40