Joan Barrett

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Joan Barrett, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., is a Deputy Director with the Crown Law Office – Criminal, Ministry of the Attorney General where she has practiced since 2001 after four years as an Assistant Crown Attorney. She has represented the Crown at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms Barrett is the author of Balancing Charter Interests: Victims’ Rights and Third Party Remedies (Carswell, 2001), and co-author of Mental Disorder in Canadian Criminal Law (Carswell, 2006).  She has published numerous articles on a variety of criminal law issues and participates regularly in continuing legal education conferences. Ms Barrett is also an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School teaching a course on Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System.