The 2008 National Justice Survey: The Youth Justice System in Canada and the Youth Criminal Justice Act

Long description for Figure 11

Figure 11: Agreement with statements about informal alternatives to the youth justice system. This is a vertical stacked bar chart that illustrates the level of agreement (strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree) among respondents about informal alternatives to the youth justice system. The Y-axis is measured in percentages in increments of 10 from 0 to 100. The X-axis is divided into 3 categories. The X-axis lists the following categories from left to right:

  • allows the courts to focus limited resources on more serious offences;
  • allows police to respond more directly and quickly;
  • and does not demonstrate the seriousness of breaking the law.

Among respondents, agreement or disagreement was distributed as follows:

  • allows the courts to focus limited resources on more serious offences – strongly agree 13%, agree 62%, disagree 21% and strongly disagree 4%;
  • allows police to respond more directly and quickly – strongly agree 11%, agree 60%, disagree 24% and strongly disagree 5%;
  • and does not demonstrate the seriousness of breaking the law – strongly agree 15%, agree 46%, disagree 34% and strongly disagree 5%.
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