Search Resources (English): Criminal law issues

Results 1 - 10 of 42

Results

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile 2006  
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-224-x/85-224-x2006000-eng.pdf

Provides current data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada. Focuses on the criminal history of persons charged with spousal violence over a 10-year timeframe (1995 to 2004).

 (See Details)
Published: 2006
A guide to the law for Saskatchewan women

Provides comprehensive, easy to understand legal information on a broad range of topics that affect Saskatchewan women.

Published: 2004
Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution  
http://www.aidslaw.ca/publications/interfaces/downloadFile.php?ref=203

Makes recommendations for change to the Criminal Code based on the available evidence and on the need to respect, protect and fulfil the health and human rights of sex workers.

 (See Details)
Published: 2005
Sex, work, rights: changing Canada's criminal laws to protect sex workers' health and human rights

Explains how Canada’s criminal laws related to prostitution affect the health and the human rights of sex workers. Recommends changes to those laws to improve the lives of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Sex, work, rights: reforming Canadian criminal laws on prostitution: fact sheets

Presents a series of 10 info sheets examining the need for reform to Canada’s prostitution laws to protect and promote the health and human rights of sex workers.

Published: 2005
Spousal abuse policies and legislation: final report of the Ad Hoc Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group Reviewing Spousa  
http://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/pi/fv-vf/rep-rap/spo_e-con_a.pdf

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.

 (See Details)
Published: 2001
Justice issues: stalking  
www.owjn.org

Provides general information on stalking laws and legislation. Outlines some of the legal actions an individual can take if they are being stalked or harassed.

 (See Details)
Published: 2001
A handbook for dealing with woman abuse and the Canadian criminal justice system: guidelines for physicians  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncfv-cnivf/familyviolence/pdfs/physician_e.pdf

Examines the issue of woman abuse, particularly as it pertains to the interaction of physicians with the Canadian criminal justice system.

 (See Details)
Published: 1999
Getting tough on kids: young offenders and the "law and order agenda"  
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/manitoba/MalleaYOA.pdf

Examines statistics and literature in an attempt to dispel the myths of youth crime. Briefly analyses the situation of Aboriginal youth, youth "gangs", and girls - all of which have been singled out as especially bad or dangerous. It concludes that public concerns about these groups, although not to be dismissed, have been seriously exaggerated. Describes some of the alternatives to the Canadian style of justice system which have been successful elsewhere, as well as mentionning a few styles which have been failures. (See Details)

Published: 1999
Spousal violence in custody and access disputes: recommendations for reform  
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/pubs/pubspr/spousal_violence/index_e.html

Reviews the extent of spousal violence and its effects on children, the current legislative responses to this issue in Canada, as well as the response in several other jurisdictions.

 (See Details)
Published: 1998