Women Who Offend

by Gill McIvor, Margaret Malloch, Loraine Gelsthorpe

Series: Research Highlights in Social Work

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
  • ISBN: 9781846420412
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  • Title: Women Who Offend
  • Series: Research Highlights in Social Work
  • Author: Gill McIvor (ed.); Margaret Malloch (contrib.); Loraine Gelsthorpe (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In The Press

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.