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Criminal law issues

Research report: the Ontario rural woman abuse study (ORWAS) final report

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Lorri Biesenthal
Lynne Dee Sproule
Publisher: 
Department of Justice Canada, Research and Statistics Division
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Belmont, ON

Examines the research report of the Ontario rural woman abuse study (ORWAS) final report.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
VIOL.B54 2000

Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Fosters the dignity and worth of women who come into conflict with the law and help them live as valued members of their communities. Offers Aboriginal Women's Program encouraging aboriginal women to reconnect with their culture. Also offers courty support through Courtwork Program, Prison Liaison, Changing Paths... Life Skills Program, Private Home Placement for federally sentenced women who are on day parole, Shoplifting Program, and one-on-one counselling and crisis intervention.

Primary Telephone: 
(780) 421-1175 (Main office)
Email Address: 
admin@elizabethfry.ab.ca
Fax Number: 
(780) 425-8989 (Main office)
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-421-1175
Street Address: 
10523 - 100 Avenue
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5J 0A8
Internal Notes : 
Multiple Email found: "admin@elizabethfry.ab.ca and director@elizabethfry.ab.ca" Multiple Fax found: "(780) 425-8989 (Main office) and (780) 427-2681 (Court office)" Multiple Primary found: "(780) 421-1175 (Main office) and (780) 422-4775 (Court office)"

Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile 2006

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada and Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

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).

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14807165
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Includes bibliographical references.

The legalisation of prostitution: a failed social experiment

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English
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Online
Author: 
Sheila Jeffreys
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Demonstrates how the social experiment of legalising brothel prostitution which took place in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s has failed in all of its objectives, that is to stop the illegal industry and police corruption, to reduce the harm to women, and to stop street prostitution.

Ten reasons for not legalizing prostitution

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English
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Online
Author: 
Janice G. Raymond
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Details the ways in which legitimating prostitution as "work" does not empower the women in prostitution but rather does everything to strengthen the sex industry.

Legitimating prostitution as sex work: UN International Labour Organization (ILO) calls for recognition of the sex industry: par

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English
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Online
Author: 
Janice G. Raymond
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Analyses a 1998 report of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the official labor agency of the United Nations, calling for economic recognition of the sex industry. Citing the expanding reach of the industry and its unrecognized contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of four countries in Southeast Asia, the ILO urges official recognition of what it terms "the sex sector." Part one of two.

Legitimating prostitution as sex work: UN International Labour Organization calls for recognition of the sex industry: part two

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Janice G. Raymond
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Analyses a 1998 report of the International Labor Organization (ILO), the official labor agency of the United Nations, calling for economic recognition of the sex industry. Citing the expanding reach of the industry and its unrecognized contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP) of four countries in Southeast Asia, the ILO urges official recognition of what it terms "the sex sector." Part two of two.

Prostitution: rights of women or right to women?

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English
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Online
Author: 
Élaine Audet
Publisher: 
Sisyphe
Publication Date: 
2003

Analyzes the debate in Quebec about the complete liberalization of prostitution and the notion of "sex worker".

National Institute of Justice

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Research

Provides the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. Also provides objective, independent, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels.

Primary Telephone: 
(202) 307-2942
Fax Number: 
(202) 307-6394
Street Address: 
810 Seventh St., NW
City: 
Washington
Province: 
District of Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20531

National Criminal Justice Reference Service

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English

Offers justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.

Primary Telephone: 
(301) 519-5500
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
tellncjrs@ncjrs.org
TTY/TDD: 
(301) 947-8374
Fax Number: 
(301) 519-5212
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-851-3420
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 6000
City: 
Rockville
Province: 
Maryland
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20849-6000
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Multiple TTY found: "(301) 947-8374 and 1-877-712-9279"
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