Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Anne Worrall
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781134958191
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A useful theoretical analysis of the discourse surrounding women's deviancy. Based on hundreds of interviews with magistrates, solicitors, psychiatrists, probabtion officers, and particularly female lawbreakers themselves this book is key for those studying criminology and women's studies as well as for practitioners.

Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Lynne Haney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780520945913
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Release: 2010-02-10
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offending Women is an eye-opening journey into the lived reality of prison for women in the United States today. Lynne Haney looks at incarcerated mothers, housed together with their children, who are serving terms in alternative, community-based prisons-a type of facility that is becoming increasingly widespread. Incorporating vivid, sometimes shocking observations of daily life, she probes the dynamics of power over women's minds and bodies that play out in two such institutions in California. She finds that these "alternative" prisons, contrary to their aims, often end up disempowering women, transforming their social vulnerabilities into personal pathologies, and pushing them into a state of disentitlement. Uncovering the complex gendered underpinning of methods of control and intervention used in the criminal justice system today, Offending Women links that system to broader discussions on contemporary government and state power, asks why these strategies have arisen at this particular moment in time, and considers what forms of citizenship they have given rise to.

Offending Women in Contemporary China

Offending Women in Contemporary China
Author: A. Shen
Pages: 141
ISBN: 9781137441447
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Release: 2014-11-26
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through an empirical inquiry into three categories of offending women, Offending Women in Contemporary China: Gender and Pathways into Crime explores the socioeconomic conditions that facilitate womens' pathways into crime, and examines the interplay between gender, class, rapid social changes and female law-breaking in neoliberal China.

Coercion and women co offenders

Coercion and women co offenders
Author: Barlow, Charlotte
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781447331001
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Release: 2016-09-14
Editor: Policy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What role does coercion play in women’s involvement in crime? This is the first book to explore coercion as a pathway into crime for co-offending women. Using newspaper articles and case and court files, it analyses four cases of women co-accused of a crime with their partner who suggested that coercive techniques had influenced their involvement in the offending. Based on a feminist perspective, it highlights the importance of gender role expectations and gendered discourses in how the trials were conducted, and the ways in which the media framed the trials (and the women). Considering the legal and social construction of coercion, this fascinating book concludes by exploring the implications for public understanding of coercion and female offending more broadly.

Offending Girls

Offending Girls
Author: Gilly Sharpe
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781136617850
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Release: 2013-08-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, panic about girls’ offending in Britain reached fever pitch. No longer sugar and spice, a ‘new breed’ of girl, the hedonistic, violent, binge-drinking ‘ladette’, was reported to have emerged. At the same time, the number of young women entering the youth justice system, including youth custody, increased dramatically. Offending Girls challenges simplistic and demonising popular representations of 'bad' girls and examines what exactly is new about the ‘new’ offending girl. In the light of enormous social and cultural changes affecting girls’ lives, and expectations of them, since previous British research in this area, the book investigates whether popular stereotypes problematising female youthful behaviour resonate with the accounts of criminalised young women themselves, and to what extent they have infiltrated professional youth justice discourse. Through the lens of original detailed qualitative research in two Youth Offending Teams and a Secure Training Centre – the first study of its kind since the 'modernisation' of the youth justice system over a decade ago – Offending Girls questions whether the ‘new’ youth justice system is delivering justice for girls and young women. It also contends that the panic about an ‘unprecedented crime wave’ amongst girls is not supported by robust evidence, but that the interventionist thrust which characterises contemporary youth justice has had a particularly pernicious impact on girls. It will be key reading for students and academics working in the areas of criminology, criminal and youth justice, education, gender studies, youth studies, social work, sociology and social policy, as well as youth and criminal justice practitioners and policy-makers.

Working with Women Offenders in the Community

Working with Women Offenders in the Community
Author: Rosemary Sheehan,Gill McIvor,Chris Trotter
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781136839948
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Release: 2010-12-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contributions to this book challenge policy-makers and corrections systems to concentrate on community provision for women offenders and resist popular calls for more punitive responses to all offenders, women included. Contributors come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, UK and USA. They argue that the criminogenic lens applied to women’s offending must be gender-responsive if systems are to be successful at addressing the disadvantage and risk associated with offending behaviour.

What Works With Women Offenders

What Works With Women Offenders
Author: Rosemary Sheehan,Gill McIvor,Chris Trotter
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9781134000708
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Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The number of women prisoners has been growing rapidly during recent years and in many places has more than doubled in the past decade, significantly outstripping increases in the number of male prisoners and with particular consequences for minority ethnic, black and aboriginal women, who constitute disproportionate levels of prison populations in many countries including Canada, the United States, the UK and Australia. What Works with Women Offenders provides a comprehensive analysis of the issues relating to work with women offenders. Chapters are written by academics and professionals with a high degree of expertise in their specific field, and its practical focus is designed to make it relevant to those working with women offenders. Imprisoning women offenders does not solve the problems that underlie the involvement of women in the criminal justice system, and a particular concern of this book is to identify and develop alternative responses that offer appropriate support and intervention to address womens underlying problems and reduce re-offending. The increase in womens imprisonment is very much an international phenomenon, and the book also aims to share knowledge and experiences from different jurisdictions to be shared more widely, and for the lessons learnt from good practice to be more widely disseminated.

Perspectives on Female Sex Offending

Perspectives on Female Sex Offending
Author: Myriam S. Denov
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781351911719
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Release: 2017-03-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The issue of child sexual abuse has gained widespread attention over the last three decades, but minimal attention has been paid to sexual abuse by women. Victims of female sex offenders have been virtually ignored or neglected from serious study. Consequently we have little knowledge of the experience of victims or of professional perspectives on female sex offending. Myriam Denov fills these critical gaps in the literature by examining the life histories and experiences of both male and female victims of female sex offenders, and by investigating the impact and consequences of the sexual abuse. She also explores professional responses to female sex offending and the ways in which police officers and psychiatrists have understood, portrayed and managed such cases. In addition to filling the substantial empirical void that surrounds the issue, the book contributes to policy and practice issues relating to victims and to the training of different professional groups involved in child sex abuse.

Women and the Criminal Justice System

Women and the Criminal Justice System
Author: Emma Milne,Karen Brennan,Nigel South,Jackie Turton
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9783319767741
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bringing together academics and professionals, this edited collection considers key issues in current criminal justice policy and practice related specifically to women to answer the important question: are women being failed by the criminal justice system? In a landscape where women’s involvement in the criminal justice system still tends to be ignored or lost in discussions about men, contributors place special emphasis on women as both victims and offenders. The chapters cover a wide range of topics relating to women and crime, including: violent and sexual victimisation, violent offending, sentencing and punishment, and rape myths. Since the peak of feminist criminal justice scholarship in the 1990s, the place of women in the criminal justice system has arguably slipped down the agenda and the authors of this collection draw on original research to make the compelling case for a swift remedy to this. Drawing on recent academic studies and professional experience to set an agenda for future research – as well as legal and policy reform – this book injects new life into the dialogue surrounding women and the criminal justice system. Innovative and timely, this collection of essays holds broad appeal to academics and practitioners, as well as students of criminology, criminal justice and law, and all those with an interest in feminism, justice, and inequality.

Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Julie A. Beck
Pages: 814
ISBN: UCAL:X73961
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Lynne Allison Haney
Pages: 287
ISBN: 9780520261907
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Release: 2010
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Lynne Haney is already an important voice in the sociology of welfare but this book marks her debut as a major figure in the sociology of punishment and the study of governmentality. Offending Women is a fascinating work that combines rich ethnographic detail with a structural account of the changing contours of contemporary governance. Its original contributions to prison ethnography, women's studies, and the sociology of the penal-welfare state will make it a reference point in each of these disciplines."--David Garland, author of The Culture of Control "Offending Women is an exemplary piece of work. Haney's writing is engaging, crisp, and smart. She brilliantly assesses the various intentions of the state and incarcerated women and clarifies how these intentions are based on orientations toward punishment and 'healing' that demand fundamental rethinking."--Rickie Solinger, author of Pregnancy and Power and co-editor of Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States "Lynne Haney brings together her stupendous skills as an ethnographer and her theoretical insights into how states work to explain how the treatment of imprisoned women has changed over the past decade. An altogether brilliant book."--Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin

Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Colleen Anne Dell
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1033111535
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Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Analysing Women s Imprisonment

Analysing Women s Imprisonment
Author: Pat Carlen,Anne Worrall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135986988
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Release: 2013-01-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In both the UK and the rest of the world there have been rapid increases in the numbers of women in prison, which has led to an acceleration of interest in women's crimes and the social control of women, and women's experience of both prison and the criminal justice system is very different to men's. This text is concerned to address the key issues relating to women's imprisonment, contributing at the same time to an understanding of prison issues in general and the historical and contemporary politics of gender and penal justice. What are women's prisons for? What are they like? Why are lone mothers, ethnic minority and very poor women disproportionately represented in the women's prison population? Should babies be sent to prison with their mothers? These are amongst the issues with which this book is concerned. Analysing Women's Imprisonment is written as an introductory text to the subject, aiming to guide students of penology carefully through the main historical and contemporary discourses on women's imprisonment. Each chapter has a clear summary ('concepts to know'), essay questions and recommendations for further reading, and will help students prepare confidently for seminars, course examinations and project work.

Offending Women

Offending Women
Author: Anne Worrall
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781134958207
Available:
Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A useful theoretical analysis of the discourse surrounding women's deviancy. Based on hundreds of interviews with magistrates, solicitors, psychiatrists, probabtion officers, and particularly female lawbreakers themselves this book is key for those studying criminology and women's studies as well as for practitioners.

Women s Transitions from Prison

Women s Transitions from Prison
Author: Rosemary Sheehan,Chris Trotter
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781315455679
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Release: 2017-08-25
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Women continue to be one of the fastest growing groups of offenders with an increasing group of women involved in the criminal justice system around the world. Whilst internationally women comprise a low percentage of the total prison population, there is an escalating use of custody inextricably linked to the high levels of personal and social needs of women involved in the justice system. This book presents original research undertaken with Corrections Victoria, Australia, which examines the effectiveness of services and programmes women access in prison and after release, and the impact of this on successful reintegration into the community and on other trends such as reoffending. Victoria’s Department of Justice introduced the Better Pathways strategy in response to a growing number of women entering the Victorian corrections system, and the concerning extent to which prison is used for women with inadequate accommodation and complex treatment and support needs. The strategy was developed to address the causes of women's offending and to try and help break the cycle of women's reoffending, by funding more holistic initiatives to support women in their transition to life after prison. It is well acknowledged that pathways into offending by women can also be the factors that most affect their reintegration. The research outlined in this book presents data about individual women’s pathways through the programmes offered as part of the Better Pathways strategy and the views of the women themselves about the effectiveness of these programmes. Negligible research attention has been paid to what services and programmes are effective for women after prison. This book addresses this gap and provides a cohesive presentation of the key issues salient to the needs of women offenders.

Women and Punishment

Women and Punishment
Author: Pat Carlen
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781134000982
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Release: 2013-05-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the last decade there has been growing international concern about the increasing numbers of women in prison, the effects that imprisonment has on their children, the realisation that gaoled women have different criminal profiles and rehabilitative needs to male prisoners, and the seeming intractability of the associated problems. In response there has been an overarching policy concern in many countries to fashion and co-ordinate gender-specific policies towards female offenders which aim both to slow down the rate of their offending and/or imprisonment, and also to engender flexible programmes which will reduce the time spent in custody and/or away from their young children. The major objective of this book is to describe and analyse contemporary opportunities for, and barriers to, both the reduction of female prison populations and the reduction of the pain of those women who continue to be imprisoned. It assesses the most important recent attempts to reduce both women's imprisonment and the damage it does, identifying and analyzing cross-jurisdiction and gender-specific lessons to be learned, and the unexpected consequences of some of the reform strategies. This book brings together leading scholars and practitioners in the field, providing a critique of the reform initiatives which have taken place, and a much-needed theorization of cross-national policy in this area. It will be essential reading for all with an interest in prisons and prison reform.

Gender and Crime

Gender and Crime
Author: Karen Heimer,Candace Kruttschnitt
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780814736753
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Release: 2006
Editor: NYU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the first comprehensive study of election law since the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Richard L. Hasen rethinks the Court’s role in regulating elections. Drawing on the case files of the Warren, Burger, and Rehnquist courts, Hasen roots the Court’s intervention in political process cases to the landmark 1962 case, Baker v. Carr. The case opened the courts to a variety of election law disputes, to the point that the courts now control and direct major aspects of the American electoral process. The Supreme Court does have a crucial role to play in protecting a socially constructed “core” of political equality principles, contends Hasen, but it should leave contested questions of political equality to the political process itself. Under this standard, many of the Court’s most important election law cases from Baker to Bush have been wrongly decided.

The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders

The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders
Author: Kelley Blanchette,Shelley L. Brown
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780470864630
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Release: 2006-05-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There is a large body of research that provides guidance for those working with offenders on how they should be treated once they are in the correctional system. The problem is that most, if not all this research has been conducted on all male populations and it is assumed that women offenders are the same. However, women have different needs and support systems than men in some areas of their lives and it is unclear whether all research based on men can be generalized in this way. The book provides a review of the research literature to guide evidence-based practice in the assessment and treatment of adult female offenders. An historical overview of women’s crime and imprisonment will be followed by a global review of various theories of female criminality. The remainder of the book reviews the psychology of criminal conduct, with a specific focus on three psychological principles of effective intervention: risk, need and responsivity. Respectively, these principles set the “who”, “what” and “how” for correctional intervention.

The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime Set

The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime  Set
Author: Frances P. Bernat,Kelly Frailing,Loraine Gelsthorpe,Sesha Kethineni,Lisa Pasko
Pages: 1272
ISBN: 1118929799
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Release: 2019-12-05
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most comprehensive and up-to-date reference on contemporary, historical, and global concerns about women, crime, and criminal justice The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime is a comprehensive reference work on the pioneers and practitioners in the field of criminal justice, and an expert analysis of both female offenders and victims of crime. Offering a balanced perspective, this innovative work focuses on interdisciplinary, transnational, historical, and current perspectives on gender and offending behavior, victimization, legal and policy responses, and notable cases and individuals. Comprehensive coverage of a wide range of timely and relevant topics, historical analyses, biographies, and legal case studies provide readers with an essential resource on the intersection of race, class, and gender with both crime and victimization. Providing a global perspective and both contemporary and historical scholarship on the subject, this multi-volume encyclopedia enables readers to assess current literature on crime, justice and gender, and understand and analyze women as both offenders of and victims of crime. Inclusive examination of topics including domestic violence, gender and human trafficking, rape and sexual offences, gender issues in policing, probation, and parole, and many others allow readers to understand the many facets of this important area of study. Approaches gender, crime, victimization and criminal justice employment from a global perspective Compares male and female offending behavior and criminal justice outcomes Analyzes women in their roles as criminal justice system professionals, including biographies and case studies Employs a transdisciplinary approach to crime by integrating sociology, law, political science, history, and literary biography Offers contributions from an international team of prominent scholars in fields of criminology and criminal justice, among others The Encyclopedia of Women and Crime is a much-needed resource for researchers, students, and practitioners in fields such as law, criminal justice and criminology, sociology and social work, political science, psychology, and for anyone working with female victims and offenders.

Female Offenders and Reentry

Female Offenders and Reentry
Author: Lisa M. Carter,Catherine D. Marcum
Pages: 342
ISBN: 9781351651196
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Release: 2017-07-20
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Often, research concerning the female offender is scarce. This book adds to the criminological literature on the topic of reentry for women, focusing on the barriers women face as they return to society and adjust to life after incarceration. Each chapter addresses specific issues, challenges, and obstacles affiliated with the hindrance of successful reentry processes associated with female offenders, as well as data-driven empirical studies. While corrections has often misunderstood or overlooked the needs of returning offenders, the shortcomings of the institutions have a greater impact on women than on their male counterparts, particularly regarding the occurrence of social and medical problems, especially those related to mental health and substance abuse. Female Offenders and Reentry helps criminal justice students and practitioners see the full picture when considering the challenges faced by female offenders reintegrating into society.