Pre-Trial Detention Under the Young Offenders Act: A Study of Urban Courts


TABLE 2.12 - THE RELEASE CONDITIONS RECOMMENDED BY POLICE AND THEIR OUTCOME IN THE YOUTH COURT, HALIFAX AND TORONTO SUB-SAMPLES
Major bail release conditions % of conditions recommended by police Outcome of police recommendation
Did not recommend condition but condition imposed Recommended and condition imposed
Non-communication with victim 31.7% (83) 19.5% (41) 68.4% (19)
Non-communication with others 41.0% (83) 13.3% (78) 70.8% (24)
Report to police/other at specified times 20.5% (83) 2.1% (48) 15.4% (13)
Area restriction 50.6% (83) 21.4% (28) 78.8% (33)
Attend school or work 33.7% (83) 29.7% (37) 66.7% (24)
Reside at a specified location 27.1% (83) 81.0% (42) 89.5% (19)
Abstain from alcohol, non-prescription drugs 24.1% (83) 10.4% (48) 84.6% (13)
No firearms or other weapons 26.5% (83) 23.4% (47) 78.6% (14)
Curfew 54.2% (83) 22.2% (27) 61.8% (34)
House arrest 10.8% (83) 19.6% (56) 60.0% (5)

Notes:

  • The numbers in parentheses are the numbers on which the percentages are based.
  • Other than the "report", "reside" and "house arrest" conditions, the relationships in columns three and four are significant at the p<.01 level.

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