Correctional Investigator of Canada, Howard Sapers, will deliver a public lecture on the state of Canada's criminal justice system at the University of Regina. Sapers will deliver the sixth annual Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Lecture entitled "Some Reflections on the Discourse of Crime and Punishment in Canada" on Tuesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. in room 110 of the Classroom Building at the University of Regina.
Sapers, who in 2004 was appointed correctional investigator of Canada and in 2009 was re-appointed as Canada's federal prison ombudsman, will reflect on the meaning and purpose of incarceration and punishment in a democracy, and what this changing discourse tells us about our shared sense of justice, fairness and decency.
Sapers earned his bachelor of arts in criminology from Simon Fraser University in 1979. He was the vice-chairperson for the prairie region of the National Parole Board of Canada. From 2001 to 2003, he held the position of director of the Crime Prevention Investment Fund at the National Crime Prevention Centre.
The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Lecture aims to enhance legal education and research on justice administration in Saskatchewan, to address the concerns of the aboriginal community and to facilitate recruitment of aboriginal people into policing. Past lecturers include Judge Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who spoke on the changing demographics of Saskatchewan, and Dr. Ernie Walker, a leading forensic anthropologist.
Free parking is available in the M area of Lot 15. For more information, contact the Faculty of Arts at 585-4226.
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