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Legal, ethical and legislative issues and women's health in Canada

Provides an overview of the legal status, current legislative initiatives and ethical considerations related to women's health. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
Getting tough on kids: young offenders and the "law and order agenda"

Examines statistics and literature in an attempt to dispel the myths of youth crime. Briefly analyses the situation of Aboriginal youth, youth "gangs", and girls - all of which have been singled out as especially bad or dangerous. It concludes that public concerns about these groups, although not to be dismissed, have been seriously exaggerated. Describes some of the alternatives to the Canadian style of justice system which have been successful elsewhere, as well as mentionning a few styles which have been failures. (See Details)

Published: 1999
Spousal violence in custody and access disputes: recommendations for reform

Reviews the extent of spousal violence and its effects on children, the current legislative responses to this issue in Canada, as well as the response in several other jurisdictions.

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Published: 1998
Diversity and justice: gender perspectives - a guide to gender equality perspectives
Provides a general introduction to the fundamental principles of gender equality analysis for the Department of Justice. It discusses gender equality analysis in relation to legal advice and opinion, litigation, policy and program development, research and statistics, legislative services, communications, and evaluation work. The guide is formatted to allow revisions to be inserted as needed, according to the evolution of case law, legislative amendments, and our own thinking. (See Details)
Published: 1998
The legal system and its impact on women's health: a largely uninvestigated terrain
Considers the potential and limitations of the legal system in women's struggle for social justice. The argument put forward in the paper is that though rarely taken into account when examining women's health, the legal system is a key determinant of women's health. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Therapeutic records on trial
Examines the use of therapeutic therapy medical records into court proceedings. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Inter-sectoral workshop on violence against women with disabilities and deaf women and access to the justice system
Identifies barriers to justice for women with disabilities and deaf women who experience domestic violence. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Sex work and law enforcement
Examines how sex workers around the world point to the state and its agents as the proponent of the greatest problems sex workers face, including violence. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Making family violence law information available to people in rural areas: an inventory of promising practices
Presents an inventory of strategies and methods used by public legal education and information (PLEI) organizations and others in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. Categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. (See Details)
Published: 2002
A handbook for police and Crown prosecutors on criminal harassment
Provides police and Crown prosecutors with guidelines for the investigation and prosecution of criminal harassment cases and promotes and integrated criminal justice response to stalking. (See Details)
Published: 2004