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The Resource Women's transitions from prison : the post-release experience, Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter

Women's transitions from prison : the post-release experience, Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter

Label
Women's transitions from prison : the post-release experience
Title
Women's transitions from prison
Title remainder
the post-release experience
Statement of responsibility
Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Women continue to be one of the fastest growing groups of offenders with an increasing group of women involved in the criminal justice system around the world. Whilst internationally women comprise a low percentage of the total prison population, there is an escalating use of custody inextricably linked to the high levels of personal and social needs of women involved in the justice system. This book presents original research undertaken with Corrections Victoria, Australia, which examines the effectiveness of services and programmes women access in prison and after release, and the impact of this on successful reintegration into the community and on other trends such as reoffending. Victoria's Department of Justice introduced the Better Pathways strategy in response to a growing number of women entering the Victorian corrections system, and the concerning extent to which prison is used for women with inadequate accommodation and complex treatment and support needs. The strategy was developed to address the causes of women's offending and to try and help break the cycle of women's reoffending, by funding more holistic initiatives to support women in their transition to life after prison. It is well acknowledged that pathways into offending by women can also be the factors that most affect their reintegration. The research outlined in this book presents data about individual women's pathways through the programmes offered as part of the Better Pathways strategy and the views of the women themselves about the effectiveness of these programmes. Negligible research attention has been paid to what services and programmes are effective for women after prison. This book addresses this gap and provides a cohesive presentation of the key issues salient to the needs of women offenders."--Provided by publisher
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheehan, Rosemary,
Dewey number
365.647082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trotter, Chris,
Series statement
International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation
Series volume
12
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women prisoners
  • Female offenders
  • Women ex-convicts
Label
Women's transitions from prison : the post-release experience, Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Women after prison: female crime, custody, and community -- chapter 2 Policy developments in Victoria: the Better Pathways strategy -- chapter 3 The transition from prison to community -- chapter 4 Adapting to community life -- chapter 5 Services and programmes: sustaining the transition to community -- chapter 6 Culture and ethnicity: life after prison for Indigenous and culturally diverse women -- chapter 7 Return to reoffending -- chapter 8 Women's voices: women's experiences -- chapter 9 Women in the justice system: maintaining desistance
Control code
ocn993994207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138210288
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993994207
Label
Women's transitions from prison : the post-release experience, Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Women after prison: female crime, custody, and community -- chapter 2 Policy developments in Victoria: the Better Pathways strategy -- chapter 3 The transition from prison to community -- chapter 4 Adapting to community life -- chapter 5 Services and programmes: sustaining the transition to community -- chapter 6 Culture and ethnicity: life after prison for Indigenous and culturally diverse women -- chapter 7 Return to reoffending -- chapter 8 Women's voices: women's experiences -- chapter 9 Women in the justice system: maintaining desistance
Control code
ocn993994207
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138210288
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993994207

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