Women offenders

Women offenders

Women convicted of homicide serving a federal sentence

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Lana E. Hoffman
Brigitte Lavigne
Ida Dickie
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Correctional Services of Canada, Women Offender Sector
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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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Includes bibliographical references.

Implementing choices at regional facilities: program proposals for women offenders with special needs

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Alan Warner
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Investigates the needs of women offenders and makes recommendations and program proposals to support and assist them in being safely accommodated in regional medium or minimum security correctional facilities. Study is limited to the Atlantic and Ontario regions but can be applied to other regional correctional facilities.

Literature review on women’s anger and other emotions

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Judy Crump
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews the literature on women’s anger and other emotions in the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, criminology, social work, and education. Reveals that many factors influence the causes, presentation, and effects of women's anger. Explores existing treatment programmes and concludes with recommendations for future programme development that are based on findings from the literature review.

Healing the relationship between federally sentenced women and communities: summary

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Church Council on Justice and Corrections
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Correctional Service of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes the full discussion paper entitled: Healing the relationship between federally sentenced women and communities. Summarizes discussion of the theoretical and philosophical basis for the proposed Community Advocacy model. This model promotes a federal strategy to implement a provincial community-based, pre-sentencing process to promote minimal incarceration for Federally Sentenced Women (FSW) through increased community participation. Concludes with recommendations for the establishment of a National Advisory Committee and resources needed to establish regional voluntary advisory networks.

Healing the relationship between federally sentenced women and communities: a discussion paper

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Church Council on Justice and Corrections
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Correctional Services Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Focuses on approaches and strategies for creating a community advocacy network for federally sentenced women (FSW). Discusses the theoretical and philosophical basis for the proposed Community Advocacy model. This model promotes a federal strategy to implement a provincial community-based, pre-sentencing process to promote minimal incarceration for FSW through increased community participation. Concludes with recommendations for further planning and discussion.

Guidelines for parenting skills programs for federally sentenced women

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Correctional Service of Canada
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Correctional Service of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Describes a set of guidelines developed to assist in the development of parenting skills programs for federally sentenced women (FSW). The Guidelines include information on the principles behind FSW programming, contextual information on FSW and their children, philosophy and principles which should guide FSW parenting programming, recommended program content, information on existing programs which match the principles of FSW parenting programming, evaluation issues, and resources. PDF is available.

Federally sentenced Aboriginal women in maximum security: what happened to the promises of “creating choices”?

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SkyBlue Morin
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the experiences of Aboriginal women in federal maximum security prisons in Canada by conducting indepth interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal women. Aims to make the voices of these women heard and explore and critique the policies and programs that Correctional Services Canada (CSC) has in place to help reduce the security levels of Aboriginal women. Concludes by stating that CSC responsibility and obligation to incarcerated Aboriginal women has not been fulfilled, but has been remiss in respecting their ethnic, cultural and spiritual beliefs. Although CSC policy have mandated intentions to implement programs that recognize Aboriginal culture and spiritual beliefs, discrimination and racism against FSAW have been sited extensively.

Federally sentenced women maximum security interview project: “not letting the time do you”

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Donna McDonagh
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the results of indepth interviews conducted with non-Aboriginal women in maximum security prisons in Canada. Undertaken to help identify interventions necessary to suitably address the issues and needs of maximum security women, and to facilitate the reduction of women's maximum security classification.

Correctional program strategy for federally sentenced women

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Correctional Services of Canada
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Guide for the development of programs in regional correctional facilities. Describes the overall correctional program strategy for Federally sentenced Women (FSW). Emphasizes that regional programs for FSW should be women-centred, reflect the social realities of women, and respond to the individual needs of each woman. Identifies 5 priniciples that must be present when creating programs and strategies for FSW; these are: empowerment, meaningful and responsible choices, respect and dignity, a supportive environment, and sharing responsiblity for FSW among all levels of corrections. Concludes by recommending regional programs that incorporate these principles.

Creating choices: the report of the task force on federally sentenced women

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Correctional Services of Canada, Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines the correctional management of federally sentenced women from the commencement of sentence to the date of release to develop a plan which will guide and direct the process in a manner that is responsive to the unique and special needs of this group. Focuses on the voices of women prisoners and employs a women centred approach. Concludes by devising a set of principles meant to initiate institutional change. Principles include: empowerment, meaningful and responsible choices, respect and dignity, a supportive environment, and shared responsibility.

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