Sentencing

Learn about many types of sentences or combinations of penalties and how sentences are imposed by the court. Also find out about victim impact statements and community impact statements.

How sentences are imposed

Learn about many types of sentences or combinations of penalties and how sentences are imposed by the court.

Victim impact statements

Learn about this formal court document used at the time of sentencing that describes the harm or loss suffered by the victim of an offence.

Community impact statements

Learn about this formal court document presented by a person on a community's behalf describing the harm done to, or losses suffered by, the community arising from the offender's crime.

Appeals

Learn about the role of appeal courts.

Federal corrections and parole

Correctional Service Canada and the Parole Board of Canada provide victims information regarding an offender who has harmed them and about the role that victims can play in the federal corrections and parole systems.

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