Child Pornography Investigations, Prosecutions and Defences in Canada

By: David G. Bayliss - August 17, 2019. INVESTIGATIONS, PROSECUTIONS AND DEFENCES[1] Introduction The incidence of child pornography (CP) has escalated dramatically with the advent of the internet. As one Ontario Superior Court Judge recently observed: 26  In a pre-internet world, the ability of people inclined towards pedophilia to find like-minded individuals, share experiences, cultivate their fantasies and seek access to victims was naturally constrained by the isolation imposed by their relatively small numbers and by [...]

2019-09-05T18:37:58+00:00August 27th, 2019|Canadian Law, Child Pornography, Crime, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Child Pornography Investigations, Prosecutions and Defences in Canada

Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

By: Breese Davies Published on Tue Feb 02 2016 | © Toronto Star. Calls to make it 'easier' to secure convictions in cases of sexual assault are dangerously antithetical to basic tenets of our justice system With Jian Ghomeshi about to face a packed courtroom and a daily gauntlet of jostling reporters, the stage is set for a media spectacle. Columnists will take sides. Legal pundits will pontificate. Many will be caught up in [...]

2019-09-05T18:37:20+00:00February 9th, 2016|Canadian Law, Crime, Sexual Assault|Comments Off on Convicting Jian Ghomeshi will be hard — for good reason

Murder, Manslaughter or Infanticide – Culpable Homicide Under Canadian Law

By: David G. Bayliss - December 16, 2010. This article is a simplified description, in layperson's terms, of the law of homicide in Canada. For the actual applicable law, please consult the Criminal Code of Canada. In Canada, criminally blameworthy homicide is either murder, manslaughter or infanticide. Homicide that does not fit into one of these categories is not a crime. Infanticide occurs when a female person causes the death of her newly born child [...]

2019-09-05T18:32:07+00:00November 8th, 2013|Canadian Law, Crime, Criminal Code Canada, Criminal Law, Culpable Homicide, First Degree Murder, Homicide, Infanticide, Manslaughter, Murder, Second Degree Murder|Comments Off on Murder, Manslaughter or Infanticide – Culpable Homicide Under Canadian Law