Drugs, Women, and Justice: Roles of Criminal Justice System for Drug-Affected Women

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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. This valuable resource provides readers with a superb overview of the current state of knowledge and provides ...

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Drugs, Women, and Justice: Roles of the Criminal Justice System for Drug-Affected Women

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Overview

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. This valuable resource provides readers with a superb overview of the current state of knowledge and provides recommendations for new directions. Each top-notch chapter was originally presented at the Drugs, Women, and Justice Symposium at the Jane Addams Substance Abuse Research Collaboration in 2005 sponsored by the Jane Adams Substance Abuse Collaborative.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789036247
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Series: Women and Criminal Justice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (James A. Swartz)
  • Women and the Criminal Justice System: Improving Outcomes Through Criminal Justice and Non-Criminal Justice Responses (Faye S. Taxman and Karen L. Cropsey)
  • Research to Action: Informing Policy Makers About the Needs of Mothers and Children at Risk of Separation (Patricia E. Allard)
  • Differences Among Children Whose Mothers Have Been in Contact with the Criminal Justice System (Susan D. Phillips, Alaattin Erkanli, E. Jane Costello, and Adrian Angold)
  • Predictors of Loneliness Among Court-Involved and Substance Abusing Mothers (Elizabeth Lehr Essex, Donna Petras, and Carol Rippey Massat)
  • Beyond Gender Responsivity: Considering Differences Among Community Dwelling Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System and Those Involved in Treatment (Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak and Cynthia L. Arfken)
  • Maximizing Success for Drug-Affected Women After Release from Prison: Examining Access To and Use of Social Services During Reentry (Patricia O’Brien)
  • Power Inside: A Grassroots Program for Women Survivors of Traumatic Violence, the Street Economy, and the Criminal Justice System (Jacqueline Robarge)
  • Defining a Research Agenda on Women and Justice in the Age of Mass Incarceration (Jeremy Travis)
  • Women and Drug Use: The Case for a Justice Analysis (Beth E. Riche)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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