Criminology - Theses, Dissertations, and other Required Graduate Degree Essays

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Bill C-15 and the child witness : the role of social-scientific evidence in dispelling the presumption of incompetence

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1990
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Criminology
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

The evolution of legal aid policy in British Columbia, 1950-1976 : a structuralist analysis

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1991
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Simon N. Verdun-Jones
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Special Arrangements
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

Evaluations of intervention programs in Canadian correctional institutions : a methodological assessment

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1982
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Douglas F. Cousineau
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Department of Criminology
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

Criminal justice in Greenland

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1992
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Curt T. Griffiths
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: School of Criminology
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

Familial ideology in the courts : the sentencing of women

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1992
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Karlene Faith
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: School of Criminology
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

Informal and formal control mechanisms : an exploration of minor discipline within police organizations

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1992
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Margaret A. Jackson
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: School of Criminology
Thesis type: 
(Thesis) M.A.

The medical-moral economy of regulations : alcohol legislation in B.C., 1871-1925

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1992
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
John Lowman
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: School of Criminology
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.

An exploratory study of leadership in co-offending

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2003
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Patricia L. Brantingham
Department: 
Arts and Social Sciences: Department of Criminology
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

The self-concept as a predictor of juvenile delinquency

Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
1979
Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Ian R. Whitaker
Department: 
Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies
Thesis type: 
Thesis (M.A.)

U.K. social workers’ attitudes toward assisted death, policies guiding practice, and transformational collaboration: Holding fast to medico-ethical principles of beneficence, non-malfeasance and social justice

Author: 
Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2006
Abstract: 

Social workers play a key, but unacknowledged role regarding end-of-life decisions. The dearth of research on social workers’ attitudes toward assisted death is in stark contrast to the abundance of research on assisted death involving health care practitioners. Through analysis of data collected on members of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) in 1998, this research examines attitudes of social workers toward assisted death (AD) including both voluntary euthanasia (VE) and assisted suicide (AS). Several hypotheses are developed from the available literature on assisted death involving social work and medical practice. The quantitative data are supplemented with written responses by BASW members. There is variation between social workers’ support of AD by country. English social workers are the most supportive, followed by Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland social workers. As a group, social workers support legalizing VE (72%) and AS (72.5%). A majority of social workers (69%) endorsed the Dutch model of legalized euthanasia. A minority of social workers (25%) indicated that they would report a colleague they suspected was involved in an assisted death. Catholics were less supportive of legalizing assisted death and the Dutch model of euthanasia but, regardless of religion, most social workers respect their clients’ wishes regarding end-of-life choices. Although less than 50% of social workers want to be involved in the decision-making making process with clients, over 65% indicated a willingness to engage in policy development regarding assisted death. Given their position, policy development is essential for social workers to be effective in end-of-life care. The theoretical perspective guiding the research shows that social workers support medico-ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance and social justice in assisted death. This finding places social workers in an important position regarding care of the dying. Future research should include the development and test of a collaborative model of training for all practitioners working with those facing end-of-life decisions. As a profession, social work must prepare itself for the challenges posed by growing populations of persons facing end-of-life decisions.

Document type: 
Thesis
File(s): 
Senior supervisor: 
Brian Burtch
Department: 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Special Arrangements
Thesis type: 
(Dissertation) Ph.D.