The female offender: a Canadian study

Can J Psychiatry. 1987 Dec;32(9):749-55. doi: 10.1177/070674378703200902.


Consecutive female admissions to the Winnipeg Remand Centre were studied and data concerning personal history, family background, psychological factors and mental health were recorded. An effort was made to determine a typical profile of female offenders and relate this to the alleged offences. Our data failed to identify what has been described by others as the "new female criminal".

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Canada
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Crime
  • Criminal Psychology*
  • Family
  • Female
  • Homicide
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology
  • Violence