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Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 630 Kilobytes

2009 Hate Crimes

 

Title:Hate crimes: what you should know and what you can do!
Author(s):Renwick, A.
Subject:Racism|split|Crime - general
Publisher:Alberta Hate Crimes Committee
Place of Publication:Edmonton
Date of Publication:2009
Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Filesize 1.64 Megabytes

2009 Hate Crime Report Card

Title:Alberta hate/bias crime report
Author(s):Pruegger, Valerie
Corporate Author: Alberta Hate Crimes Committee
Subject:Racism|split|Crime - general
Publisher:Alberta Hate Crimes Committee
Place of Publication:Calgary
Date of Publication:2009
Abstract:

This report explores the incidence of hate crime in communities across Alberta as well as some of the definitional and data collection issues that impact our ability to understand the scope and nature of hate and bias crime and activity in our province. An overview of hate crime legislation is provided as well as the impact of hate crime on communities and the experiences of victims and communities targeted by hate crimes. It is clear from an examination of successful prosecutions, and a closer look at the groups targeted by perpetrators of hate, that a more coordinated and integrated approach to hate crimes is required across the province. This will necessitate a partnership between communities, policing agencies and justice officials. This partnership is needed not only to ensure that hate crimes are reported, responded to appropriately, and recorded to establish trend data, but also to ensure that all Albertans, including members of policing and justice agencies, have the education, training and tools they need to recognize and address hate crime and incidents in our communities. Recommendations are made in a number of areas including a proposal to amend the criminal code to make it easier to charge and prosecute hate-motivated perpetrators of crime.

Language:English
Material Type:Report

Created Date Thursday, 23 July 2015
Filesize 1002 Kilobytes

1993 March First Reading - Behind the Bars

Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 622 Kilobytes

2011 Making Toronto Safer

 

Title:Making Toronto safer: a cost-benefit analysis of transitional housing supports for men leaving incarceration.
Author(s):Stapleton, John|split|Pooran, Brendon|split|Doucet, René
Corporate Author: Open Policy
Chronicle Analytics
Subject:Housing - temporary, emergency, homelessness|split|Housing - planning, policy|split|Crime - general
Publisher:John Howard Society of Toronto
Toronto Community Foundation
Place of Publication:Toronto
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

In early 2010, the John Howard Society of Toronto commissioned a cost benefit study and analysis of Transitional Housing and supports (THS) for two types of ex-prisoners moving to the community from incarceration. The first group is comprised of homeless ex-prisoners (individuals often charged with petty theft, drug possession, public disturbances and who have no fixed address upon their release from custody. They have partially served their sentence in jail and will serve the remainder of it in the community, under supervision). The latter group is comprised of s810 sexual offenders (Section 810 peace bonds are court orders that enable the police to protect the public by requiring an individual who poses a threat to society to abide by specific conditions for up to one year and can be renewed). This proposition was to calculate the cost savings (if any) associated with the intervention of transitional housing and supports as opposed to their absence.

Language:English
Material Type:Report


Created Date Thursday, 06 October 2011
Filesize 2.76 Megabytes

2011 Foundation for Change

Title:Foundation for change: report of the public commission on legal aid in British Columbia.
Author(s):Doust, Leonard T
Subject:Law - Canada|split|Poverty - programs, services|split|Social assistance - programs, services|split|Social services - planning, policy
Publisher:Public Commission on Legal Aid
Place of Publication:Vancouver
Date of Publication:2011
Abstract:

Len Doust's report, "Foundation for Change: Report on the Public Legal Commission on Legal Aid in BC" reflects problems with lack of services:
"The need for legal aid for poverty law matters is perhaps the least understood, but is clearly a pressing area of concern. Poverty law problems include issues such as debt, access to social assistance and housing, workers compensation claims, access to pension benefits and many other social welfare benefits to which individuals are legally entitled."

Language:English 
            Material Type:Report

Created Date Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Filesize 982 Kilobytes

2010 Tough on Crime

 

Title:The fear factor: Stephen Harper's "tough on crime" agenda.
Author(s):Mallea, Paula
Subject:Crime - general
Publisher:Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Place of Publication:Ottawa
Date of Publication:2010
Abstract:

According to Statistics Canada, crime rates have been trending down for over 20 years. This includes the violent crime rate. Yet the Harper government continues to insist that there is an epidemic of crime, and that Canadians should be very afraid of increasing violence — guns, gangs and drugs — the fear factor. This study analyses the financial and human costs of the Harper government's tough on crime agenda and concludes it is wrong-headed, expensive, and counter-productive. In fact, it will likely lead to more crime and a bigger deficit.

Language:English
Material Type:Report