CJSW Briefing Paper 19: Taking Stock of Alternatives to Secure Accommodation or Custody for Girls and Young Women in Scotland
This briefing paper is based on the small scale scoping study reporting on existing knowledge about girls and young women at risk of secure care or custody in Scotland. The impetus for the study came from the work of the Vulnerable Girls and Young Women’s Champions Group and the profiling exercise undertaken in an attempt to obtain a better understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of girls and young women involved in, or on the periphery of, the youth justice system.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Men Who Physically Abuse their Female Partner
In national surveys, between 10% and 34% of women have reported being physically assaulted by an intimate male partner, Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) r programmes including elements of CBT are frequently used treatments for physically abusive men. Participants ether enrol voluntarily or are obliged to participate by means of counter order. CBT not only seeks to change behaviour using established behavioural strategies, but also targets thinking patterns and beliefs.
Corporate Paedophilia: Sexualisation of children in Australia
This paper documents and analyses the sexualisation of children aged 12 and under in relation to three types of cultural material: advertising (both print and television), girls' magazines, and television programs (including music video-clips). Other sources of children's premature sexualisation, such as toys and material on the Internet, are not considered here.
Crimes of the Community - Honour Based Violence in the UK
A report aiming to examine the causes and extent of honour based crimes in the UK today, focussing on forced marriage, domestic violence, honour killings and female genital mutilation.
Cycles of harm: Problematic alcohol use amongst women involved in prostitution
In their latest report, Eaves explores the specific use of alcohol by women involved in prostitution. Whilst substance use more generally is known to be commonplace among those involved in prostitution, and further constitutes a significant barrier to exiting prostitution, relatively little research exists on the use of alcohol. This report is essential reading for anyone with an interest in supporting women involved in prostitution.
Defending Our Lives
DIRECTOR: Margaret Lazarus, Renner Wunderlich
RELEASE DATE: 1994
RUNNING TIME: 42 mins
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Domestic violence, women imprisoned for killing their abusers.
Delusions of Gender
In 'Delusions of Gender: The Real Science Behind Sex Differences' Cordelia Fine addressess the pseudo-science that purports to explain gender inequality in terms of innate differences between the brains of women and men.