A study of female offenders in Canada with particular reference to educational programs

Furlong, Carol A. (1990) A study of female offenders in Canada with particular reference to educational programs. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This paper is an historical and descriptive analysis of female offenders, with particular emphasis on those in Canada. Due to limited resource material on Canadian female offenders, much of the data and information are based on American and British research, with occasional reference to other countries. -- Most of the research for this paper was conducted between 1983 to 1985, however there are some references to more recent material and events. -- In order to gain information on female offenders in Newfoundland, a visit was made to the provincial prison for women in Stephenville in August 1985. During this visit I was also given a tour of the building. -- In order to give a complete overview of female offenders the thesis deals with several aspects related to them, including a general examination of deviance; who female offenders are and what happens to them once caught, including the judicial process and penal system; available services and programs; and the role of education as a rehabilitative factor. -- The overall theme of this study deals with the many problems female offenders face. Some of these problems are contributing factors to their criminal activity and some of the problems are inherent in the criminal justice system.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5245
Item ID: 5245
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 177-180.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1990
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada; Canada--Ontario--Kingston; Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Prison for Women (Kingston, Ont.); Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women; Female offenders--Canada; Female offenders--Canada--Education

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