REMEMBER THE LADIES: Effective Programming for Female Offenders

Chesney-Lind, Meda
April 2002
ICCA Journal on Community Corrections;Apr2002, following p22
The article examines the treatment of women offenders in correctional settings in the U.S. Survey showed that imprisoned women have higher rates of physical and sexual abuse and that the abuse started when they were girls and continued as they reached adulthood. Research suggests that gender plays an important role in the violent offenses committed by women. An analysis was conducted by Kim English on self-report surveys administered to male and female inmates. She focused on women's participation in forgery and assault cases.


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