Criminal Justice Synthesis
A look at the Criminal Justice process in Canada using a fictional example.
This paper provides a detailed example of the Criminal Justice process in Canada. In order to better illustrate the example, the paper depicts a fictional account of an individual’s journey from arrest, through the courts, through imprisonment and to parole.
At the station, Henri was photographed, fingerprinted, and put in a cell. Because Henri seemed very agitated, the officer in charge of lock-up decided it would be in the public interest not to release him at that point (Personal Communication, Constable Brown, Victoria Police, March 14th 1999). Chiles demanded a Habeas Corpus to illegitimacize the arrest. The lock-up officer did not release Henri because the offense he was being charged with carried a sentence greater than five years. The officer did, however, promise to bring Henri before a Justice as soon as was practicable. (Griffiths & Verdun-Jones, 1994, p.227).