Women, Punishment and Social Justice PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Women, Punishment and Social Justice free pdf The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the use of community-based responses to women in conflict with the law. These initiatives have tended to operate alongside reforms to the prison estate and are often defined as 'community punishment', 'community sanctions' and 'alternatives to imprisonment'. This book challenges the contention that improved regimes and provisions within the criminal justice system are capable of addressing human rights concerns and the needs of the criminalised woman. This book aims to provide a critical analysis of approaches and experiences of penal sanctions, human rights and social justice as enacted in different jurisdictions within and beyond the UK. Drawing on international knowledge and expertise, the contributors to this book challenge the efficacy of gender-responsive interventions by examining issues affecting women in the criminal justice system such as mental health, age, and ethnicity. Crucially, the book will engage with the paradox of implementing rights within a largely punishment-orientated system. This book will be of interest to those taking undergraduate and post-graduate courses that examine punishment, gender and justice, and which lend themselves to an international / comparative aspect such as criminal justice/criminology, (international) criminal justice courses- sociology as well as professional training for practitioners (criminal justice, social work, health) who work with women in the criminal justice system.

About Margaret Malloch

Margaret Malloch is Senior Research Fellow in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) at the University of Stirling. Gill McIvor is Professor of Criminology and co-director of SCCJR at the University of Stirling. She recently co-edited Working with Women Offenders in the Community (2011) and What Works with Women Offenders (2007) (with Rosemary Sheehan and Chris Trotter), also available from Routledge.

Details Book

Author : Margaret Malloch
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 07 November 2012
ISBN : 0415637171
EAN : 9780415637176
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Women, Punishment and Social Justice



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Drugs, Women, and Justice free pdfDrugs, Women, and Justice

    A unique interdisciplinary exploration of a pressing social issue The numbers of women offenders involved in the correctional system are quickly growing. Drugs. Women. and Justice: Roles of the Criminal Justice System for Drug-Affected Women gathers a distinguished group of researchers and policy analysts into one volume to explore the broad social and individual implications of current policy and practice pertaining to women in the criminal justice system..


  • Criminology and Criminal Justice free pdfCriminology and Criminal Justice

    This book presents a summary of the key ideas that seek to explain criminal behaviour and the measures that have been developed to prevent crime. A broad overview of the criminal justice system is provided in order to explain the operations of the key criminal justice agencies and the processes that are involved in bringing offenders to justice..


  • Global Issues, Women and Justice free pdfGlobal Issues, Women and Justice

    Global Issues. Women and Justice explores the ways women seek justice through the nation-state. global process. and international criminal justice mechanisms. It draws on a diversity of academic and advocate voices in examining how women have accessed justice under conditions of globalization..


  • Voices from Criminal Justice free pdfVoices from Criminal Justice

    This innovative text/reader for undergraduate criminal justice courses in the United States provides a companion or alternative to traditional texts. Instead of providing a "catalog of information" this book gives students rich insights into what it is like to work within the system (as practitioners) as well as from those who experience criminal justice as outsiders (as citizens..


  • Voices from Criminal Justice free pdfVoices from Criminal Justice

    This innovative text/reader for undergraduate criminal justice courses in the United States provides a companion or alternative to traditional texts. Instead of providing a "catalog of information" this book gives students rich insights into what it is like to work within the system (as practitioners) as well as from those who experience criminal justice as outsiders (as citizens..


  • Women, Punishment and Social Justice free pdfWomen, Punishment and Social Justice

    . The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce