Understanding Literacy (1997)

A Judicial Imperative

This is a booklet of articles written by judges, and designed to assist judges and other professionals involved in the administration of criminal law to consider the importance of literacy among persons who appear before our courts or are under the supervision of our corrections system.

The document adresses questions such as: Is the literacy level sufficient to ensure that a defendant understands justice procedures and what is expected of him or her? Is literacy systematically considered and reported on in pre-sentence reports? If not, are judges requesting this information? And, when necessary, is participation in programs designed to increase the level of literacy, a condition of probation? Is the literacy level of all prisoners systematically assessed and are remedial programs offered?

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2003-08-14
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The John Howard Society of Canada and La société John Howard du Canada. Understanding Literacy 1997. Web. 25 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/underste/underste.pdf>
The John Howard Society of Canada & La société John Howard du Canada (1997). Understanding Literacy. Retrieved February 25, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/underste/underste.pdf
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