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Women Who Offend

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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.
  • Published: Jan 12 2004
  • Pages: 304
  • 233 x 158mm
  • ISBN: 9781843101543
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Press Reviews

  • Community Care

    It provides a detailed discussion on theories of female offending and the impact of community and custodial sentencing.
  • Care and Health Magazine

    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.