Proportionality, Discretion, and the Roles of Judges and Prosecutors at Sentencing Canadian Criminal Law Review (2014)
The Supreme Court of Canada recently held that prosecutors are not constitutionally obligated to consider the principle of proportionality when exercising their discretion in a manner that narrows the range of available sentences: since only ...
Objective Mens Rea and Attenuated Subjectivism: Guidance from Justice Charron in R. v. Beatty Supreme Court Law Review (2014)
Justin Ronald Beatty was driving on the Trans-Canada Highway on July 23, 2003 when, for no apparent reason, his truck suddenly crossed the solid centre line and collided with an oncoming car, killing three people. ...
Pilloried in the Press: Rethinking the Constitutional Status of the American Perp Walk New Criminal Law Review (2013)
The perp walk is the practice, common among some American law enforcement agencies, of “walking” a criminal suspect before the press to be filmed. Perp walks have been challenged under the Fourth Amendment as unreasonable ...
Osgoode Welcomes its Newest Faculty Member: Professor Palma Paciocco Osgoode News (2016)
Professor Palma Paciocco joined Osgoode on July 1, 2016. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of criminal law and theory, criminal procedure, evidence, sentencing, and professional ethics. Her scholarship has examined a ...