Women offenders

Women offenders

Survey of federally sentenced Aboriginal women in the community

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Author: 
Fran Sugar
Lana Fox
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Summarizes interviews with federally sentenced Aboriginal women all of whom have served federal time in prison. Interviewees reflect on issues of brutality, violence, racism, and oppression. Reveals that the majority of these women have been subjected to childhood violence, sexual assault, or rape.

The transformation of federal corrections for women

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Correctional Services of Canada
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a historical overview of changes in terms of regional facilities, programs, and services for federally sentenced women since 1990. Offers insight into where the system is headed, as well as statistical facts and figures, and common misconceptions about federally sentenced women.

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.

Long-term federally sentenced women: literature review

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

Summarizes the findings of the literature that are applicable to women serving sentences of 10 years or more, links these findings to the overall philosophy of the Creating Choices document, assesses program that are outlined in the Correctional Program Strategy for Federally Sentenced Women, and reviews and assesses the applicability of the four stages recommended by the Task Force on Long-Term Offenders to the experiences of women. Concludes that the literature provides a sense of the realities of women serving long-term sentences and provides direction into the type of strategy that should and could be applied to best serve this population.

The 2002 mental health strategy for women offenders

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Jane Laishes
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Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a framework for the development of mental health services for all women offenders within the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

Parenting roles and experiences of abuse in women offenders: review of the offender intake assessments

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Gordana Eljdupovic-Guzina
Publisher: 
Correctional Services of Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Explores and outlines trends regarding parenting roles and experiences of abuse among women offenders based on data available in the Offender Intake Assessments (OIA). Offers an updated look at issues that are relevant to women offenders such as mothering and histories of abuse. Results support the necessity to continue to assist women in dealing with issues that may stem from their histories of abuse and in their roles as mothers. Concludes with recommendations for future research.

Pet facilitated therapy in correctional institutions

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Correctional Services of Canada, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Women
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Correctional Services of Canada, Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Women
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Reviews the available literature on the therapeutic and vocational benefits of pet facilitated therapy (PFT) in correctional institutions. Defines PFT, gives a background overview of PFT programs in several types of institutions, offers a discussion on the therapeutic and vocational aspects of pets in institutional settings, as well as explores the various issues involved when implementing PFT programs such as planning, objectives, ethics, and funding. Concludes that PFT programs benefit inmates, the animals, staff, and the citizens in the community.

Profile of incarcerated women offenders: September 1999

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

Profiles incarcerated women by age, marital status, race, offence committed, length of sentence, and previous incarceration in 1999 in table format. Highlighted findings include: 52.3% of this population falls into the younger age category (20-34), approximately two-thirds (65.8%) are single, Caucasian offenders represent over half (57.7%) of the total number of incarcerated women offenders, and a vast majority (85.9%) have not previously been incarcerated on a federal sentence.

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