Women offenders

Women offenders

Violence and self-harm among women in conflict with the law

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English
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Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Paper
Author: 
Cathy Fillmore
Colleen Anne Dell
Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba
Publisher: 
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the connections among women in conflict with the law who self-harm.

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ISSN 14963612
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Unlocking our futures: a national study of women, prisons, HIV and hepatitis C

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Anne Marie DiCenso
Giselle Dias
Jacqueline Gahagan
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Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Investigates perceptions and lived experiences of federally incarcerated women regarding HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C (HCV). Documents the specific needs of federal women prisoners regarding HIV/HCV prevention, care, treatment, and support.

A feminist examination and argument for prison abolition

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English
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Optical Media
Author: 
Kim Pate
Publisher: 
Time and Again Productions
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

This CD-ROM contains a presentation given by Kim Pate on her views on prison abolition and the way the justice system treats women offenders. This presentation is followed by interview segments with Lee Lakeman, a collective member of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter.

ISBN/ISSN: 
VIOL.P38 2001

Prairie women, violence and self-harm

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Cathy Fillmore
Colleen Anne Dell
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the results of research, focusing on the increase of women in trouble with the law engaging in self-harming activities.

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ISSN 14800039

Prairie women, violence and self-harm

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Cathy Fillmore
Colleen Anne Dell
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (PWHCE)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Addresses the relationship between adult experiences of abuse, and violence and self-harm focusing on women in conflict with the law in community and institutions.

ISBN/ISSN: 
PWHCE VIOL.F55 2001
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Includes bibliographical references.

Research on women and girls in the justice system

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English
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Paper
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Beth E. Richie
Kay Tsenin
Cathy Spatz Widom
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National Institute of Justice
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Presents three articles that demonstrate that women and girls who are caught up in the justice system enter it as a result of circumstances distinctly different from those of men, and so find themselves at a distinct disadvantage.

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Taking risks: incorporating gender and culture into the classification and assessment of federally sentenced women in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Kelly Hannah-Moffat
Margaret Shaw
Publisher: 
Status of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Analyses the underlying assumptions and current practice of classification and assessment in federal women's prisons, and the implications for gender and diversity.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
GEND.H36 2001
ISBN 0662654323
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Oser prendre des risques : Intégration des différences entre les sexes et entre les cultures au classement et à l'évaluation des délinqantes sous responsabilité fédérale.

Recent issues impacting women's imprisonment in Canada

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English
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Online
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Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Highlights activities, advocacy and issues untertaken by the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies regarding women and the justice system in Canada. Describes support for federally sentenced women, review of self defence issues for battered women who defend themselves, and countering the push for regressive law and order types of response.

Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Advocacy

Works with, and on behalf of, women involved with the justice system, particularly women in conflict with the law. Offers services and programs to marginalized women, advocating for legislative and administrative reform and offering fora within which the public may be informed about, and participate in, aspects of the justice system which affects women. Web site includes programs and services directory for all provinces.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-238-2422
Fax Number: 
613-232-7130
Street Address: 
701-151 Slater St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5H3

Fact sheets: alternatives to incarceration

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English
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Online
Author: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publisher: 
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Advocates for alternatives to emprisonment as means of justice. Provides statistics and facts on the human and fiscal costs of prison, the importance of community options, women in prison and the need to address the long term results of abuse & trauma.

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