Module 3: Gladue Sentencing Principles

In this module you will learn and understand:
As we discussed in the last module, you do not have to present evidence to any court to prove historical disadvantage by Aboriginal People, the courts take judicial notice of historical disadvantage.

The historical and present-day trauma experiences of Aboriginal peoples really is the key to why Aboriginal people are regarded different via s. 718(2)(e), and it begins with understanding the way in which "colonialism" has created trauma to Aboriginal Peoples.

Remember, when considering Gladue Principles, a key task is how you determine and report the individual trauma the Aboriginal Offender before the court has experienced, and how it impacts on considerations and determination of a sentence that fits that individual?