Sentencing Principles

Resources

YCJA Part 4: Sentencing
Section 38: Purpose and Principles
Section 39: Committal to Custody
Criminal Code of Canada Section 718: Purpose and Principles of Sentencing (2)

The following resources are still valuable, but they have not been updated to include the 2012 Safe Streets and Communities Act amendments.

New Directions in Youth Justice

Law 12 - PDF (1239 KB)

  • Basics for the Teachers - p. iv
  • Basics for the Students - p. viii
  • Comparison of YCJA with YOA - p. x
  • Statistics on Youth Crime - p. xii
  • Lesson 2: YCJA Sentencing - p. 3-13

Social Studies 11 - PDF (1917 KB)

  • Basics for the Teachers - p. iv
  • Statistics on Youth Crime - p. viii
  • Comparison of YCJA with YOA - p. 1-2
  • Basics for the Students - p. 4-5

"Story of James" Youth at Risk - PDF (1433 KB)

  • Basics for the Teachers - p. v
  • Basics of the Students - p. 5-6
  • Comparison of YCJA with YOA - p. 7
  • Statistics on Youth Crime - p. 9

English as a Second Language - PDF (2038 KB)

  • Basics for the Teachers - p. iv
  • Basics for the Students - p. viii
  • Comparison of YCJA with YOA - p. x

On the Road to Justice

Youth At Risk - PDF (436 KB)

  • Facilitator’s Notes - p. 3-5
  • What Should You Know About the YCJA? - p. 19
  • Lesson 4: Jake’s Story - p. 33
  • Lesson 5: Regina vs Lucy Sam - p. 39-43

Grade 6/7 - PDF (377 KB)

  • Facilitator’s Notes - p. 3-5
  • What Should You Know About the YCJA? - p. 13

Guide to the Posters - PDF (281 KB)

  • Poster 1: Highlights of the Youth Criminal Justice Act - p. 9-10
  • Quick Facts About Youth Crime - p. 10

Fact Sheets - PDF (203KB)

  • What Kind of Sentence Can a Youth Get?

Legal Quest Curriculum

The Youth Criminal Justice Act - PDF

  • Basics for the Teacher - p. 90-92
  • Basics for the Student - p. 93-94
  • What Do You Know About Youth Justice? - p. 95