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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  
http://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/publications/factsheets/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  
http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/text/prgrm/fsw/homicide/toc-eng.shtml

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  
http://www.fafia.org/research/violencepang.pdf

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  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/

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  
http://www.gov.nf.ca/exec/wpo/wpo_publ.htm

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
You deserve to be safe: a guide for girls with disabilities  
http://dawn.thot.net/safe.html
Discusses specific problems of violence and abuse that girls with many different types of disabilities may experience. Categorizes and defines different types of violence and abuse. Discusses why abuse may happen and offers advice as well as lists organizations that girls can turn to for help. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Aggressive girls: overview paper  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/html/nfntsaggsr_e.html
Summarizes recent research on girls who exhibit aggressive and violent behaviours. Defines relevant terms, outlines factors which may contribute to girls' aggression and violence, and presents ideas for preventing these behaviours. (See Details)
Published: 2002