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Understanding violence by women: a review of the literature

Documents publications from 1984 to 1994 that highlight the main views and interpretations of violence by women and identifies recent literature to act as a guide for the development of programmes. Includes works in: criminology, sociology, psychology, psychiatry, social work and education. Concludes with recommendations for innovative programme development.

Published: 1995
Mental disorders, addictions and the question of violence

Presents facts about violence and mental illness. Lists ways to deal with aggressive behaviour.

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Published: 2003
Adolescent girls affected by violent conflict: why should we care?

Recognizes the specific situations of adolescent girls affected by violent conflict. Examines adolescent girls' participation in conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and community development.

Published: 2005
Women with violent offence histories: A comparison

Presents a comparison of repeat violent women offenders to their non-violent and one-time violent counterparts on various criteria including sociodemographics, offence type, sentence length, risk and need levels.

Published: 2004
Women convicted of homicide serving a federal sentence

Examines the nature of homicide offences committed by women in Canada, as well as the motivations of women who commit homicide.

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Published: 1998
Structural adjustment and the new poor laws

Examines the gendered and racialized experiences of poverty/class and violence in Canada.

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Published: 2001
The "invisible" gang members: a report on female gang association in Winnipeg

Explores female gang affiliation in Winnipeg through interviews with representatives of different agencies in Manitoba whose job involves intervening in the lives of gang women. Suggests that female gang members typically come for poor socioeconomic backgrounds, survive "dysfunctional" childhoods, have suffered extensive abuse, live in deteriorating inner-city areas, and are predominantly Aboriginal - that is to say, from a marginalized ethnic group. Concludes that female gang members have been largely overlooked in gang research and in prevention and intervention programming. (See Details)

Published: 2001
What do YOU think? A youth peer information package on violence

Develped to help young people educate themselves and their peers about violence and to introduce publications, films and organizations that can inform youth about violence. Provides basic information, raises questions, and promotes discussion and reflection.

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Published: 1999
The economic dimensions of interpersonal violence
Examines the economic dimensions of interpersonal violence in a variety of socioeconomic and cultural settings, and the effects of economic conditions such as poverty, income inequality, structural adjustment, and social investment. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Beginning a long journey: a review of projects funded by the Family Violence Prevention Division, Health Canada, regarding viole
Reviews 15 projects funded by the Family Violence Prevention Division of Health Canada and assesses the significance and accomplishments of the projects. (See Details)
Published: 1997