Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw is a sociologist and research and policy advisor. She had taught in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University, Montréal for the past ten years. Prior to coming to Canada she worked as a criminologist at the Home Office, England. She is a board member of the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec and of CAEFS. She has undertaken a substantial amount of research on women’s involvement in lawbreaking and imprisonment. Recent publications include: “Is there a Feminist Future for Women’s Prisons?” Prison 2000: An International Perspective on the Current State and Future of Imprisonment and “‘Knowledge Without Acknowledgment’: Violent Women the Prison and the Cottage.” Her current work is on penal policy, and on risk and classification.

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