The Wiley Handbook on What Works with Girls and Women in Conflict with the Law A Critical Review of Theory, Practice, and Policy

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2022-05-23
Publisher(s): Wiley-Blackwell
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The most practical discussion of the rehabilitation of girls and women in conflict with the law in the correctional arena 

What Works with Girls and Women in Conflict with the Law is the leading examination of evidence-based practice in the field of gender-responsive corrections. Adopting an international and intersectional approach, the distinguished authors seek to collect the best available data and thinking on what works with girls and women and apply it to the real-world problems facing correctional systems today. As part of its contextual and rich approach to the subject, What Works with girls and women in conflict with the law, covers a broad variety of topics, ranging from theories of female involvement in crime, security classification and risk assessment, evidence-based treatment and supervision approaches, special populations (such as Indigenous women), to legal/policy developments in the field of gender-reponsive corrections. 

Perfect for students and practitioners in the field of psychology, criminology, social work, social justice, and corrections, this is the only reference of its kind to focus on the practical applications of the latest theory.

Author Biography

Shelley Brown, PhD, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, is an Associate Professor of forensic psychology within the Department of Psychology, Ottawa, Canada. She completed her PhD in 2002 at Queens University with a focus on dynamic risk assessment among adult male offenders. Following a 10 year research career with Correctional Service of Canada, she joined Carleton University in 2006. Since arriving at Carleton, Shelley's program of research has shifted focus, and now concentrates on improving gender responsive services for girls and women in the criminal justic system using a mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches. In 2006, Shelley co-authored, The assessment and treatment of women offenders: an integrated approach. since then she has maintained an active program of research designed to improve the lives of girls and women who come in contact with the criminal justice system. Shelley has also received teaching achievement and mentoring awards since arriving at Carleton. 

Loraine Gelsthorpe, PhD, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, is Director of the Institute of Criminology and (full) Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She completed her PhD at Cambridge in 1985; she had post-doctoral positions at the University of Lancaster, UCNW (Bangor), and at the LSE, before returning to the Institute as a Senior Research Associate in 1991. She gained a tenured position as a University Lecturer in 1994. Loraine is also Director of the Cambridge ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership (across the Social Sciences in the University) and Director of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, an interdisciplinary initiative across the University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (for distinguished contributions to crimonology and criminal justice) and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (for notable contributions to the social sciences). She was President of the British Society of Criminology 2011-2015, and in 2021 was awarded the European Society of Criminology Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to European Criminology. Her work revolves around women, crime, and criminal justice; human trafficking; criminology, sentencing and the penal system. 

Table of Contents



Shelley L Brown & Loraine Gelsthorpe 

Part I: Theories of Female Offending 

1- Evolution, Evidence, and Impact of the Feminist Pathways Perspective 
Kristy Holtfreter, Natasha Pusch, & Katelyn A. Golladay

2- Developmental and Life Course Perspectives on Female Offending
Alex R. Piquero, Nicole Leeper Piquero, & Chelsey Narvey

3- Extending Learning, Control, and Strain Perspectives to Explain the Gender Gap and Female Offending
Lisa Broidy & Megan Nyce 


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