What Works with Women Offenders
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What Works with Women Offenders by Rosemary Sheehan
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843922391
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosemary Sheehan
Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow, Paperback (May 2015)
This edited collection examines the current challenges faced by the Children's Court and identifies area for reform. It explores the welfare and justice approaches to resolving care and protection and youth offending cases.
Vulnerable Children and the Law, Hardback (March 2012)
This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law.
Working with Women Offenders in the Community, Hardback (December 2010)» View all books by Rosemary Sheehan
Argues that correctional intervention is effective for women offenders when it is gender responsive, and that the needs of women offenders are best met within the community, by programs and approaches discussed. This book focuses on the work of those professionals who are engaged with women in the community.
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Author Biography - Rosemary Sheehan
Rosemary Sheehan is Associate Professor of Health and Mental Health at Monash University. Her published work includes: Magistrates' Decision-Making in Child Protection Cases (2001), and Parents as prisoners: maintaining the parent-child relationship (CRC funded study, 2007). Gill McIvor is Professor of Criminology within the Department of Applied Social Science, Stirling University. Chris Trotter is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Monash University.
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