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Government Documents - Canada
Your guide to accessing Canadian government documents and information about Canada produced by the Government of Canada.
This is a link to their advance search option.
Below are some suggested search strategies that can be used In advance search - under "subject:". It should be noted that putting in the more general term, ie "law", may not bring up all the more specific terms ie "family law".
"justice system", "crime". "organized crime", "crime prevention", "violence", "policing", "police services", "weapons", "victims", "young offenders", "courts", "law", "international law", "civil law", "family law", "criminal law"
In "basic search" under "title" you can try more general terms such as "law" and that up not just documents that have the word "law" in the title but also apparently anywhere in the description, etc.
From the website:
"LEGISinfo is an essential research tool for finding information on legislation before Parliament. This tool provides electronic access to a wide range of information about each bill, such as: details on the passage of the bill through the Senate and House of Commons; the text of the bill as introduced at First Reading and its most recent version if it is amended during the legislative process; votes; major speeches at second reading; coming into force data; legislative summaries from the Parliamentary Information and Research Service of the Library of Parliament; and government press releases and backgrounders (for government bills)."
LEGISinfo searches for information back to 2001.
Public Safety Canada. Electronic Series. Irregular.
Abstract: "Criminology research papers targeting the justice policy and corrections communities. Papers cover such topics as recidivism rates among sexual offenders, methods of risk assessment for predicting re-offending, how to calculate prison sentences, and trends in public opinion on the administration of justice. Papers include methodology sections and references."
Statistics Canada. Electronic Series. Irregular
Abstract: "Provides detailed statistics and analysis on a variety of topics and issues concerning Canada's justice system. Annual Juristats are produced in the following areas: crime statistics, homicide, impaired driving, justice system resources and expenditures, youth court statistics, youth custody and probation and corrections statistics. Additional Juristats are also produced each year on current topics of interest to the justice community. This is a unique periodical, of great interest to those who have to plan, establish, administer and evaluate justice programs and projects, or anyone who has an interest in Canada's justice system."
There are a number of government document websites that cover the topic of criminology.