From preliminary considerations through the hearings, orders and appeals processes, this title reviews all relevant factors and elements essential to the dangerous offender and long-term offender regimes. Judges, Crown attorneys, defence counsel, law students and police and corrections personnel will benefit from this manual dedicated to the understanding of the intricacies involved with this niche of criminal law. Insightful commentary conveys the wisdom of the author by highlighting the interplay of the legislative framework and the body of case law developed over time. Additional features include expertly written articles discussing the management of the mentally abnormal offender, violent recidivism, and preventive confinement; risk assessment tools; questions for evaluating psychiatric experts and treatments for mental disorders; relevant legislative provisions of the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and related regulations; and relevant policy provisions of the Parole Board of Canada.
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