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Femicide of Older Women

There is a lack of consensus on what age group constitutes “older people”, including older women.
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Jan 4, 2017
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In Canada, there is no set age at which a person is considered to be a senior; age thresholds may vary depending on a number of factors and range from 55 to 65 years old as a minimum requirement. Despite disagreement in defining seniority, Statistics Canada acknowledges that seniors 65 years and older represent a burgeoning proportion of Canada’s population, comprising 16% of the total population in 2011.i This percentage will continue to rise with the aging population of ‘baby boomers’, resulting in increased concerns about their social, physical, and mental vulnerability.

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The Cost of 'Lost' Intimacy | British Journal of Criminology

Research Article about The Effect of Relationship State on Criminal Justice Decision Making
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Oct 9, 2003

The British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 43, No. 4 (AUTUMN 2003), pp. 689-709. Socio-legal and feminist theorists argue that law varies inversely with relational distance. Several theoretical perspectives predict that defendants who victimize intimate partners from whom they are estranged will be punished more severely than defendants who victimize current partners. The article examines whether 'separation' killings draw harsher sanctions than 'intact' killings.

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Recommendations for action against gender-related killing of women and girls

This booklet aims to raise awareness among criminal justice practitioners, policy and decision makers, as well as United Nations staff and civil society.
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Sep 18, 2015
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This booklet is based on relevant United Nations Secretary-General reports and should not be considered a full précis of these official documents. Instead, this booklet provides a summary of general information about United Nations support and assistance to counter genderrelated killing and offers recommendations on the subject. This booklet aims to raise awareness among criminal justice practitioners, policy and decision makers, as well as United Nations staff and civil society.

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