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A comprehensive study of female offenders; life before, during, and after incarceration.

9780398078119

A comprehensive study of female offenders; life before, during, and after incarceration.

Urbina, Martin Guevara.

C.C. Thomas

2008

279 pages

$62.95

Hardcover

HV6046

The empirical differences between male and female prisoners in the United States penal system is examined by Urbina (sociology and criminal justice, Howard College), who focuses on how women offenders relate to the system, correctional officers, fellow inmates and society in general. Using data derived from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, the author tries to fill in the gaps in the current literature by explaining how female prisoners are subject to less consistency and more change than their male counterparts, and that many of these challenges remain undetected by existing academic research. The book concludes with a series of policy recommendations, including a call for more comprehensive studies on what happens to female inmates after they are released from prison.

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