Nov 21st, 2018
The Canadian Criminal Code dictates that there are two ways a person can escape immediate prosecution for a crime. Both centre around the mental health of the offender. One option, is to be deemed not criminally responsible, and the other is the be deemed unfit to stand trial. In today’s episode we talk about both of these outcomes, and what happens in order to get deemed not criminally responsible, and what that means for your prosecution. Is it a get out of jail free card? Marta and Meaghan don’t think so, but we’ll let you come to your own conclusions.
- That review board study that Marta nerded out about: http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/rp-pr/csj-sjc/jsp-sjp/rr06_1/toc-tdm.html
- That other study that Marta nerded out about (Trajectory Project): https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/English/document/71181/national-trajectory-project
- Power of attorney https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_of_attorney
- Competence (law) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Competence_(law)
- Fitness to plead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fitness_to_plead
- YES MARTA USED LOTS OF WIKIPEDIA SOURCES OKAY! Let me live. There’s some other legitimate sources, but who reads this description anyway.
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