Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies.1887554521
Women and girls in the criminal justice system; policy issues and practice strategies.
Ed. by Russ Immarigeon.
Civic Research Institute
At present over 100,000 women in the US are confined to state and federal prisons, making up about seven percent of incarcerated incarcerated /in·car·cer·at·ed/ (in-kahr´ser-at?ed) imprisoned; constricted; subjected to incarceration.
Confined or trapped, as a hernia. Americans. The rapid increase in both the raw number of prisoners and their proportion in the system has caused experts to begin to consider women offenders separately from men. This collection of 52 articles reflects this shift in perception about the needs of female offenders, and includes material on policy, juvenile justice, mothers and children, gender-specific classification and risk assessments, health care and treatment for drugs and mental illness, and programs and practices tailored for women and girls. Along with a number of case studies of programs papers address prisoner reentry reentry n. taking back possession and going into real property which one owns, particularly when a tenant has failed to pay rent or has abandoned the property, or possession has been restored to the owner by judgment in an unlawful detainer lawsuit. , sexual abuse, relational aggression Relational aggression is psychological (social/emotional) aggression between people in relationships. Relational aggression is a form of aggression where the group is used as a weapon to assault others and others' relationships. , the lifetime welfare ban for drug offenders, prison nurseries A prison nursery is a section of a prison that houses incarcerated mothers and their child. Prison nurseries are not common in correctional facilities in the United States today, although prior to the 1950’s many states had them and they are widespread throughout the rest of , alternative programs for mothers and children, parole supervision, and restorative justice A philosophical framework and a series of programs for the criminal justice system that emphasize the need to repair the harm done to crime victims through a process of negotiation, mediation, victim empowerment, and Reparation.
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