Fonds F0135 - Margaret Beare fonds

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Margaret Beare fonds

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3.0 m of textual records

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Margaret E. Beare was a joint-appointed professor at Osgoode and York University in the Department of Sociology. Her research interests included policing, transnational crime and enforcement, money laundering and research related to the functioning of the criminal justice system. She had standing at the 1996 Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission) to investigate certain events at the Prison for Women, Kingston Ontario which took place in 1994, and received all the documentation generated by the commission in the course of its investigations.

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Fonds consists of the records relating to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston (Arbour Commission)(1996), including background papers, research papers, testimony, and the final printed report that studied the operations and management of the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario, and the incidents that occurred there starting 22 April 1994.

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  • English

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Researchers wishing access to Accession 1996-037 in the Margaret Beare fonds must sign the Access and Use Agreement form before access is granted.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1996-037. No further accruals are expected.

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2002/03/20 Marie-Josee Levesque:. WordPerfect (Creation)
2002/03/20 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2002/10/15 Shannon MacDonald. Update wording on Accruals, Scope and content notes.
2002/10/17 Shannon MacDonald. Update Biographical sketch, Scope and content notes. Add subject access note.
2003/04/03 Shannon MacDonald. Add URL for online finding aid.
2018/04/04 KCP. Cleaned up metadata.
2019/08/15 KCP. Uploaded legacy finding aid as a PDF.
2020/03/28 KCP. Added access point.

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  • English


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