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Comparing the case characteristics of Black inmates in SIUs with others in SIUs as well as the mainstream Black inmate population may yield some important information especially with respect to providing targeted interventions to these individuals.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) regularly conducts population forecasts and monitors historical trends of federal offender counts both in custody and under community supervision. The systematic monitoring of breaks in a longer-term line can help to signal when net demand for accommodation and intervention capacity might be mounting, weakening or being met.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has an ethnoculturally diverse offender population. Study 2 of a three-part study examined in-custody indicators, looking for differences among ethnocultural, White, and Indigenous offenders. This summary focuses on results for women. It is important to identify differences as they can inform CSC of areas for further examination and action to support a diverse offender population.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has an ethnoculturally diverse offender population. Study 2 of a three-part study examined differences with respect to in-custody indicators among ethnocultural, White, and Indigenous offenders. It is important to identify differences as they can inform CSC of areas for further examination and action to support a diverse offender population.
The criminal record of every offender admitted and re-admitted to federal custody is systematically documented at time of admission for prior youth (<18) and/or adult history. Indicators gathered include convictions, court dispositions and outcomes. These variables are an element of objective assessment procedures that serve as part of the overall decision-making for classifying criminal offenders globally.
At time of admission to federal custody, the individual needs (e.g., education, employment, etc.) of offenders are systematically recorded. Internationally, these variables are contained in objective assessment procedures for classifying criminal offenders and formulating individualized intervention plans
Healing Lodges improve women's dynamic risk and offer unique opportunities for gradual reintegration.
Healing Lodges and culturally-specific interventions offer benefits that support offender reintegration for men.
Our study was the first to comprehensively examine differences between First Nations and Métis women. Differences in offending patterns, criminogenic need, and other areas suggest that further consideration of diversity among Aboriginal women – in addition to that between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women – may improve the effectiveness of interventions and correctional management.
The Dynamic Factors Identification and Analysis-Revised (DFIA-R) tool is a key component of the offender intake assessment used by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). This research brief summarizes key findings of two large-scale research projects validating the revised tool and exploring alternative calculation methods of scoring offender need as they pertain to women offenders.