Judicial review of parole ineligibility (Criminal Code section 745) and the views of the public.

Julie Belinda. Erb
This thesis explores the highly controversial provision that gives life sentence prisoners the opportunity to apply for a reduction in their original periods of parole ineligibility. Section 745 (s.745) of the Criminal Code was created in 1976 when capital punishment was abolished and the penalty structure for the crime of homicide was revised. Recognizing that offenders convicted of first (and to a lesser extent) second degree murder would now spend considerable periods of time behind...
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