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SCC Decision July 31, 2008

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R. v. S.A.C., 2008 SCC 47
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(Criminal law / youth sentencing / statutory interpretation)
The Court considered and compared the English and French versions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act which requires the Crown to show “a history that indicates a pattern of findings of guilt” to establish that a young person who has committed an indictable offence should be committed to custody. The Court held that the Crown must, as a general rule, adduce evidence of a minimum of three prior findings of guilt to establish a pattern. 
Majority/concurring: 7/0