Presenting research that will underpin effective practice with women who offend, this unique and thought-provoking text aims to help professionals meet the needs of this group as well as providing a theoretical resource for policy makers and academics. The authors, coming from a variety of professional and research perspectives, discuss important issues concerning women in the criminal justice system, including:
* the increase in custodial sentences for women
* black women in prison
* patterns of female offending
* drug use and the criminal justice system
* the needs of women on release from prison.
Calling into question the relevance to female offenders of research conducted with men who commit crime, the contributors provide a comprehensive knowledge base on women and crime for professionals who work in this area. With a broad range of contributions, this book will be helpful to probation officers, social workers, policy makers and others who work with female offenders.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 482 g
Dimensions: 233 x 158 x 15 mm
This compilation of contributions by researchers and practitioners should be of use to both policy makers and staff... This is an authoritative and thought-provoking resource. -- Care and Health Magazine
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