U.S. Department of Justice

Gender-Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders

Publication year: 2003 | Posted: Dec. 11, 2008
Thumbnail preview Guidance for those individuals "seeking to more effectively respond to the behavior and circumstances of the female offender" is offered (p. iv). An executive summary and the following four chapters comprise this manual: characteristics of women in the criminal justice system -- a descriptive summary; women offenders and criminal justice practice; the context of women's lives -- a multidisciplinary review of research and theory; and a new vision -- guiding principles for a gender-responsive criminal justice system. An appendix provides information regarding legal considerations with regard to women offenders.
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