Margaret Wright received her PhD from the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has had many years of practice experience in the criminal justice field with both young offender and adult populations. She is particularly interested in the interface between child welfare and correctional systems.

Dr. Wright’s research is in the area of system responses to child sexual abuse. She has published Judicial Decision Making in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse and is currently working on a manuscript of another book on child welfare and justice system responses to the sexual abuse of children.

Research Projects

Provincially Sentenced Sex Offenders: Reasons for Sentence and Programme Involvement.

The Effects of Expert Testimony on Sentencing of Men Who Sexually Offend Against Children in British Columbia.

Conference Papers

Co-Facilitation: Fashion or Function. Social Work With Groups: Social Justice Through Personal,Community and Societal Change. , Toronto, October 19-22, 2000. Organized by: International Association for the Advancement of Social Work With Groups.

Response to Anne MacGillivray. Constructing Childhood: Constructing Law. . Green College Lecture Series: Multiple Lens, Multiple Images: Perspectives on the Child Across Time, Space and Disciplines, UBC Green College, September 200. Organized by: Green College.

Publications

‘Co-Facilitation: Fashion or Function’. Social Work With Groups. (submitted April 21, 2001): 19. (Sole Author). Submitted

‘Teaching Feminist Students to Work With Abusive Men’. (Sole Author). In Progress

‘Constructing Childhood, Constructing Law: A Response’. Multiple Lens, Multiple Images: Perspectives on the Child Across Time, Space and Disciplines: University of Toronto Press, (Responder).In Progress

Child Sexual Abuse: New Law/Old Ideas. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, (Sole Author).In process for resubmission to Aid to Scholarly Publications Committee.In Progress

‘A Decade of Decisions: Court of Appeal of Ontario Decision Making in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse. In process ‘. Canadian Journal of Criminology. (Sole Author).In Progress

‘Criminal Justice’. ed. Francis J. Turner. The Canadian Encyclopedia of Social Work: Wilfrid Laurier Press, in process. (Sole Author).In Progress

‘Offenders, Services to’. In The Canadian Enclyclopedia of Social Work, ed. Francis J. Turner. The Canadian Enclyclopedia of Social Work: Wilfrid Laurier Press, in process. (Sole Author).In Progress