(125) Of these seven decisions, we only identified three in which the judge called upon a sentencing circle
in order to make a decision (126) and one in which the judge referred the accuseds file to a sentencing circle
in order for the latter to prepare recommendations.
The decision came after a sentencing circle
recommended Pauchay serve his sentence in the community along with spiritual guidance and healing.
Bazemore and Umbreit (2001) outlined a five-step procedure of sentencing circles
that included (a) application of the offender to participate in the process, (b) participation of the victim in a healing circle, (c) participation of the offender in a healing circle, (d) a sentencing plan developed by the sentencing circle
members, and (e) follow-up circles to ensure compliance to the plan.
A conference or sentencing circle
puts the offender's behavior under the scrutiny of family and community and inevitably involves shame.
In one instance, an Inuit woman was seated in a sentencing circle
along with her husband, who had been charged with assaulting her.
Generally speaking, the book's three sections explore the delivery of justice in Inuit communities in Nunavik (northern Quebec), the problem of family violence in these communities, and the success of the first sentencing circle
(45) The idea that alternative sentencing may serve as a form of therapy for both victim and offender is best illustrated by the sentencing circle
. "Sentencing circle
" or "healing circle" is the name given to a community-based approach to justice which has been implemented in a growing number of aboriginal communities in Canada.
Crowns, like defence counsel and judges, want sentencing circle
Nearly a year later and after careful and heavily scrutinized deliberation, provincial court Judge Barry Morgan allowed Pauchay to face a sentencing circle
in lieu of a trial.
He was bothered by some homeless Aboriginal men, who were laughing at someone who had to sit with a council of Elders in a sentencing circle
When Hubert O'Connor, a BC bishop, was convicted of sexual assault he was eventually offered a sentencing circle
, as though by raping the young Aboriginal women, he had himself become Aboriginal.