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Responsibility

In order to incorporate victims of crime into the criminal justice process the following are necessary:

1. Criteria should be established for when bail is denied that reflects the crime in question and the existing evidence
2. Court Justices and lawyers must be made aware of and accountable for respecting the rights, needs and wishes of victims
3. Parole Boards should ensure effective reviews occur following inappropriate release of an offender, that improvements to their processes are made and that sufficient reliance on experts occurs
4. Serious crimes must carry serious sentences
5. Violent offences should no longer be eligible for conditional sentences
6. The practice of reducing sentences by double or triple or quadruple the amount of time held in pre-trial custody must be eliminated

Joe Wamback