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Response to High Risk Offender Proposals (1997)

The John Howard Society of Canada’s response to Bill C- 55, amendments to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. The response was prepared jointly by the Alberta and Ontario John Howard Societies. Details the Society’s position on specific changes to Dangerous Offender legislation, including a proposed new Long- Term Offender designation, and includes recommendations for…

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Sex Offender Recidivism (1999)

A briefing note providing information on the likelihood of recidivism, factors related to recidivism, success while on release, and treatment issues. Concludes with a discussion of future directions. Download

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Sex Offender Treatment Programs (2002)

“Although the number of convicted sex offenders grew from 2,768 in 1990 to 3,875 in 1995, the rate of reported sexual offences generally declined in recent years. In 1997, the rate of reported sexual offences was 101 per 100,000 people, a massive decline from a high of 135 per 100,000 people in 1993. Furthermore, there…

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Batterers’ Treatment Programs (2001)

An examination of the factors that mark risk for battering and repeated battering and of available approaches to and models of batterers’ treatment. Against this descriptive backdrop, certain elements that are essential to effective programming are presented along with a suggested framework wit hin which effective batterers’ treatment programs can be developed and delivered. Download

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Community Notification (1997)

An exploration of the practice of notifying communities of the release of potentially dangerous individuals. The problems associated with this practice, including vigilante justice, are discussed. Download

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