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Public Criminology - SOCIAL CONTEXT AND INEQUALITY: WHEN PRISONS ARE THE RESPONSE TO POVERTY, RACISM, VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH


Oct 8/13

Date: Oct 8/13
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Research and Academic Centre West, 150 Dalhousie Street, RCW 002
Cost: Free

Presenter:

Dr. Kim Pate

Abstract:

 

 

Kim will discuss the current trends in the increase criminalization and imprisonment of women, especially those who are poor, racialized, victimized and have mental health issues.  Within the context of current legislative and political trends, she will further elucidate some of the issues that contribute to the over classification and limited programming and treatment options which contribute to women being the fastest growing prison population in Canada and internationally.  Kim will identify some key challenges and future opportunities for judges wishing to address social context and inequality.

Contact: Carrie Sanders
Email: csanders@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228

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