Canadian Policing Research Catalogue

Women and organized crime / by Margaret Beare.


Public Safety Canada Library & Canadian Policing Research Catalogue


Books & Reports

Alternate Title

Les femmes et le crime organisé.

Call Number

HV 8079 .O73 B43 2010




Includes bibliographical references: p. 62-68.


68 p. ; 28 cm.


"Prepared for Research and National Coordination, Organized Crime Division, Law Enforcement and Policy Branch, Public Safety Canada."
"Report no. 013, 2010"
Issued also in French under title: Les femmes et le crime organisé.
Available also in electronic format.


"The primary objectives of this discussion paper were to: review the literature; enhance the understanding [of] the nature and scope of women's participation in organized crime; determine the extent to which women actively participate in and lead organized criminal activities; systematically examine the factors that influence women to participate in organized criminal activities; and, to determine how the criminal justice system deals with these offenders."--P. 4.


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1. Introduction -- 1.1. The 'organized criminal' as a participant in a criminal organization -- 2. Overview of women and crime -- 2.1. Theories of women's involvement with crime -- 2.2. The 'typical' female offender -- 2.3. Types of crimes -- 2.4. Summary -- 3. Organized crime offenders -- 3.1. Women involved in organized crime -- 3.2. Literature review -- 4. Findings -- 4.1. Areas for future research -- 5. Conclusion.

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