“Dangerous offender applications”

Jurisdiction: Canada Canada

A person who is convicted of a serious personal injury offence, as provided in the Criminal Code of Canada, and who is, after an assessment, found by a court to be at high risk to reoffend and whose risk cannot be managed in the community. Dangerous offenders are sentenced to a detention in a federal prison for an indefinite period.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms - Legal Aid Program Evaluation, Department of Justice Canada