Results of a national survey of wardens in women's prisons: The case for gender specific treatment
Female inmates, Gender specific, Prison wardens, War on drugs, Women in prison
Women and Therapy
The pathways that lead a female child into ultimate criminality and imprisonment are unique to the female gender. Yet the criminal justice system today, partly due to a backlash against the women's movement, is sending women to prison in unprecedented numbers. Women's prisons today are constructed and operated according to a model developed to contain antisocial males. This article summarizes findings from a national survey of women's prison administrators to argue the case for a gender specific model for the treatment of female offenders. © 2006 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Van Wormer, Katherine and Kaplan, Laura E., "Results of a national survey of wardens in women's prisons: The case for gender specific treatment" (2006). Faculty Publications. 2769.