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Conference organizers from left to right: Jennifer Hounsell, Department of Sociology, Malanie Dani, Social Psychology Program, Deana Simonetto, Department of Sociology, William Shaffir, Department of Sociology, Dorothy Pawluch, Department of Sociology and Director of the Social Psychology Program

Fewer prisoners on parole isn’t making us safer: Opinion

Honours Social Psychology Alumnus Nathaniel Schutten, shares his opinion on the Canadian Parole System.

Apr 18, 2017

We are wasting money on prisons in Canada. Not that we should remove them, but they are certainly being overused.

Prior to the mid-1990s it was widely accepted that imprisonment is a necessary evil that should be used sparingly. Today, imprisonment is viewed as the number one way to deal with criminals. Any methods other than imprisonment are typically considered “too lenient.” What has changed?...

Read the full article here in The Toronto Star