But at the bottom of this, neither system is designed primarily to get recompense for the victim.
Recompense is a broad term. Seeing the perp brought to trial and convicted is a form of recompense. Civil lawsuit brought O.J. to recompense and
allowed Ron Goldman's family to confiscate any future earnings of Mr. Simpson. In August 2007, a Florida bankruptcy court awarded the rights to the book (IF I DIT IT, HERE'S HOW IT HAPPENED..to the Goldman family partially to satisfy the civil judgment.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_I_Did_It This special had the longer title, O. J. Simpson: If I Did It, Here's How It Happened. Like the original release of the book, the special was canceled. In August ... First release cancelled -
I had decided the bit about Canda's judicial system wasn't as relevent anyway.
My point is that the twelvefold increase skews the way we analyze our judicial philosophy. Judges are MANDATED to sentence with 3 strikes policy.
Judges in Canada presumably are NOT so mandated.
Drugs may not be all that large a problem in Canada.
All that aside, Rule of Law in the U.S. is above Government or leaders. Oaths are not sworn to the King or Queen but to God. All men are to be treated
equally. The Right to remain silent and not self-incriminate is a mandatory warning the arresting officer must repeat to the accused.
Court Appointed Attorneys are drawn from law firms who must make pro bono representation available for this use.
Rent Dirty Harry and watch it tonight.