Spousal abuse policies and legislation: final report of the Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousa

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English
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Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousal Abuse Policies and Legislation
Publisher: 
Department of Justice Canada
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies three key objectives of any criminal justice response to spousal abuse: criminalizing spousal abuse; promoting the safety and security of the victim; and maintaining confidence in the administration of justice. It recommends the retention of pro-charging and pro-prosecution policies in spousal abuse cases as well as the development and enhancement of supporting programs, services and structures. Also in PDF format.

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