Crime

In Our Own Words: Our Learners' Stories (2010)

This is the fifth collection of written works by learners enrolled in the Volunteer Literacy Tutor Program, a joint project of Literacy Central Vancouver Island and the Nanaimo campus of Vancouver Island University. It was launched on September 8, 2010, in honour of International Literacy Day.

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2013-08-12

Bringing Social Impact Bonds to New York City (2012)

Presentation at the Fall Institute 2012, Saint John, NB – October 14 – 16, 2012

This presentation offers an overview of a City of New York program aimed at reducing the rate of reoffending among young prison inmates, and funded through an investment vehicle called a social impact bond, which encourages private-sector funding for promising social programs.

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2013-01-08

Youth Criminal Justice Act Handbook (2007)

This handbook provides information on various aspects of the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act, which became law on April 1, 2003. This book includes the following chapters:

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2008-07-18

Youth Justice Committees in Alberta (2007)

The focus of this paper is on the continuance of Youth Justice Committees (YJCs) under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) and their importance and effect on dealing with youth crime in Alberta.

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2007-12-19

Changing Paths (2002)

A literacy & life skills program for women in conflict with the law

In 1998, a program was undertaken by the Edmonton John Howard Society and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton, with the collaborative support of numerous community-based agencies and organizations. This program was especially designed for women who were in, or at risk of being in, conflict with the law.

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2005-05-11

Working Effectively with Persons with Disabilities Against Crime (1999)

Protecting Ourselves: A Facilitators Guide to Crime Prevention

Protecting Ourselves is an educational tool for facilitators to assist persons with disabilities in making the necessary changes in perception, attitude and practices that will ultimately empower them to act in a safe and informed manner when dealing with perpetrators of crime and violence.

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2005-02-28

Literacy and Justice (2002)

The Literacy is for Life Fact Sheet series is a series of two-pager highlights on literacy and related topics.

This Fact Sheet highlights Literacy and Justice. “Without literacy there can be no justice.” (Burt Galaway, John Howard Society, 1997.)

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2004-11-04

Womanhood, Deviance and Reform: Women's Rehabilation in Prison (1995)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1995 - Vol. 11, No. 4

In this article, the author discusses programs for women in prison, designed to rehabilitate women to acceptable states of womanhood and while the roles of wife, mother and homemaker are reinforced, women's diverse problems and needs are overlooked. There is discussion of the relationship between crime committed by women and their economic need due to unemployment, underemployment, poor job skills and a lack of education.

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2004-08-23

Stories from Pinegrove (1992)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1992 - Vol. 9, No. 4

What is the effect of violence on education? There are many children in our school systems who are labeled as "hyper", socially retarded, with behavioral problems, etc. We have readiness classes for the children who are unable to function properly in regular classrooms. These children are not "bad kids" as many people believe. They are trying the best that they can to survive. So often they are asking for help through their behaviour.

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2004-08-03

Isolating the Barriers and Strategies for Prevention (1995)

A Kit about Violence and Women's Education for Adult Education and Adult Learners

Most of us believe that the right to education, from kindergarten through high school, is fundamental. However, not everyone is able to fully enjoy that right; not everyone is able to obtain an education that is empowering, relevant, safe and useful.

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2003-10-09
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