The Incarcerated Woman: Rehabilitative Programming in Women's Prisons

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Law - 189 pages

Written by some of the foremost scholars in the area of feminist criminology, this book provides the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview available of treatment/rehabilitative policies and programming for women prisoners. Focused on the special needs of women prisoners, rather than on prison programming in general, it explores those needs in detail, the ability of current programming to meet those needs, and what could be done. Each chapter addresses the theory, practice, policies, and issues of a different aspect of rehabilitative programming needs of women in prison--e.g., education, health needs, mental health issues, abuse issues, substance abuse issues, parenting issues, and discharge planning for women prisoners. For those working in the Criminal Justice System and women's programs.

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Susan F. Sharp, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma. Her areas of interest encompass gender and the criminal justice system, gender and deviance, and the effects of criminal justice policies on families. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, she worked as a substance abuse counselor, primarily with offender populations. Recent research includes work published in Women & Criminal Justice, The Prison Journal, Deviant Behavior, Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium, Journal of Youth & Adolescence, and Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. She is active in the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, serving as newsletter editor since 1999.

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