The Incarcerated Woman

The Incarcerated Woman : Rehabilative Programming in Women's Prisons

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For courses in Women & the Criminal Justice System and special topics in Criminal Justice. Written by some of the foremost scholars in the area of feminist criminology, this text provides the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of treatment/rehabilitative policies and programming for women prisoners-an area often slighted in research and practice. 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. The focus throughout is on the needs of women prisoners, the ability of current programming to meet those needs, and what could be done.show more

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  • Paperback | 189 pages
  • 177.8 x 233.7 x 12.7mm | 294.84g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130940674
  • 9780130940674
  • 1,996,858

About Susan F. Sharp

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.show more

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The Incarcerated Woman: Rehabilitative Programming in Women's Prisons provides a comprehensive overview of an important topic. With incarceration of women in the United States at an all-time high, it is imperative to assess what does and does not work in rehabilitative programming. This volume addresses that issue in depth. By examining existing programs in the context of the special needs of women prisoners, this book illustrates that parity in programming is not simply having the same programs that exist in men's prisons. The twelve chapters, written specifically for this volume, examine the needs of women prisoners and the programs available to meet those needs. In the opening chapter, Chesney-Lind sets the tone for the volume by pointing out the dark side of parity: vengeful equity. The final chapter examines the current state of programming in women's prisons, with suggestions for the future. Topics covered include: Education Vocational Training General Health Pregnancy HIV infection and AIDS Special needs of women prisoners Mental health issues Substance abuse problems Parenting issues Re-entry into societyshow more

Table of contents

Overview, Roslyn Muraskin. I. THE PROBLEM: RISING FEMALE INCARCERATION RATES. 1. Reinventing Women's Corrections: Challenges for Contemporary Feminist Criminologists and Practitioners, Meda Chesney-Lind. II. EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING. 2. Stereotypes and Vocational Programming for Women Prisoners, Pamela J. Schram. 3. Does Rehabilitative Justice Decrease Recidivism for Women Prisoners in Oklahoma?, Dennis R. Brewster. III. HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN PRISONERS. 4. Issues in the Availability of Health Care for Women Prisoners, Tammy L. Anderson. 5. Pregnant Prisoners: Health, Security, and Special Needs Issues, Diane M. Daane. 6. Doing Time in the Shadow of Death: Women Prisoners and HIV/AIDS, Barbara H. Zaitzow and Angela D. West. IV. ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE. 7. Responding to the Needs of Women Prisoners, Joanne Belknap. 8. Treating the Woman Prisoner: The Impact of a History of Violence, Susan T. Marcus-Mendoza and Erin Wright. 9. The State-of-the-Art in Substance Abuse Programs for Women in Prison, Margaret S. Kelley. V. FAMILY AND PARENTING ISSUES. 10. Mothers in Prison: Issues in Parent-Child Contact, Susan F. Sharp. VI. PREPARING FOR RETURN TO SOCIETY. 11. Leaving Stronger: Programming for Release, Lori B. Girshick. 12. Where Do We Go from Here?, Susan F. Sharp.show more

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