Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sentencing sexual offences against children

R. v. S.N., 2015 NUCJ 25:
[34] As outlined by this Court in DeJaeger, at paragraphs 173 and 174, Nunavut leads the country in its per capita rate of sexual offences committed against children. This high incidence of sexual crimes against children – in all of Nunavut's communities – requires a firm response by the territory's sentencing court. The need to emphasize denunciation and general deterrence through an exemplary sentence is enhanced under these circumstances. The Court's sentencing posture in Nunavut must reflect what has become a pressing systemic problem in all of Nunavut's communities. 

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