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Women Who Offend

by Gill McIvor(ed.) ; Margaret Malloch(contrib.) ; Loraine Gelsthorpe(contrib.)
Women Who Offend by Gill McIvor
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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.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; January 2004
304 pages; ISBN 9781846420412
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Title: Women Who Offend
Author: Gill McIvor; Margaret Malloch; Loraine Gelsthorpe