R. v. S.B., (1984) 54 A.R. 154 (ProvCt)

Judge:Fitch, P.C.J.
Court:Provincial Court (Alberta)
Case Date:June 15, 1984
Citations:(1984), 54 A.R. 154 (ProvCt)

R. v. S.B. (1984), 54 A.R. 154 (ProvCt)

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R. v. S.B.

(No. Y24395)

Indexed As: R. v. S.B.

Alberta Provincial Court

Calgary, Alberta

Fitch, P.C.J.

June 15, 1984.


A 14 year old boy pleaded guilty to a charge of theft pursuant to the Young Offenders Act. No information was given to the court respecting the young offender or his circumstances.

The Alberta Provincial Court remanded the young offender for disposition, holding that the court required a predisposition report under s. 14 of the Young Offenders Act before sentencing.

Criminal Law - Topic 8804

Juveniles (young offenders) - Punishment - Sentencing - Predisposition report - Section 14 of the Young Offenders Act, S.C. 1980-81-82, c. 110, provided for predisposition reports before sentencing young offenders - The Alberta Provincial Court held that a report was required for each charge under the Act, unless there were special circumstances or the relevant dispositional information was available to the court from other sources - The court generally discussed the need for the reports, their content requirements and the suggested format.


K. Tottrup, for the Crown;

No one appearing for the young offender or his parents.

This case was heard before Fitch, P.C.J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, Calgary, Alberta, who delivered the following judgment on June 15, 1984.

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