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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470864616
ISBN-10: 0470864613
Format: Hardback
(245mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 19-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kelley Blanchette

Kelley Blanchette is the Director of Women Offender Research, for the Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa. This is her first authored book, but she has written many book chapters, journal articles, conference presentations and government reports, previously. Shelley Lynn Brown is a Research Manager with the Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa. She has also written book chapters, journal articles, government reports and conference presentations.

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