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Classification of Women Offenders: A National Assessment of Current Practices

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Findings from a telephone assessment of state and federal practices for classifying women offenders are presented. In addition to an executive summary, this report has the following chapters:

  • Introduction;
  • Issues in classifying women offenders -- the literature;
  • Approach;
  • Findings;
  • Discussion.

Most states still apply a male-based classification system to women.