Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2008 - Social Science - 622 pages
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The number of female offenders in the United States is skyrocketing. Our "tough on crime" approach puts a female offender behind bars, but doesn't consider the factors eading to her incarceration. Female Offenders: Critical Perspectives and Effective Interventions, Second Edition proposes an alternative, one that truly addresses the needs of female offenders and the root issues connected to their maladaptive behaviors, trauma histories, and mental health problems. By focusing on these root issues, this text prepares future correctional managers and supervisors to rehabilitate and empower female offenders to reenter society in a meaningful and productive way.The Second Edition includes chapters written by experts in the field that discuss the diversity of issues facing female offenders in our culture from a variety of perspectives. Grounded in the relevant research and literature, this book blends theory with practice by presenting theories on the rehabilitation of female offenders alongside program models and effective strategies for reentry into society.
 

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Contents

THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
1
Patterns and Explanation
43
A Systems Perspective
77
A Multiphased Event
99
Female Criminality and the Dynamics
165
Examining
197
TREATMENT CONSIDERATIONS
233
PreAdjudicated and Adjudicated Girls Reports on Their Lives
251
EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS
419
Shifting
447
Mothers
463
A MultimodalDual Empowerment
485
College Mentoring Program for Incarcerated Girls
511
Evaluation of Programs for Female Offenders
533
Applying Strategic Management Techniques to Female Offender
555
FUTURE DIRECTIONS
577

Mental Health Issues Treatment and the Female Offender
323
Understanding
349
Womens Strength Through Connection
371
Needs Assessment and Treatment Goal Planning
393
The Female Offender as Customer
599
The Editor
609
Index
615
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