Working with Female Offenders: A Gender Sensitive Approach / Edition 1

Working with Female Offenders: A Gender Sensitive Approach / Edition 1

by Katherine van Wormer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470581530

ISBN-13: 9780470581537

Pub. Date: 04/12/2010

Publisher: Wiley

The first book to combine elements from the social work, counseling, and criminology fields to create a framework tailored to working with female offenders

Taking into account the special needs of girls and women within a system designed by men for male offenders, Working with Female Offenders offers counselors, correctional officers, lawyers, probation

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The first book to combine elements from the social work, counseling, and criminology fields to create a framework tailored to working with female offenders

Taking into account the special needs of girls and women within a system designed by men for male offenders, Working with Female Offenders offers counselors, correctional officers, lawyers, probation officers-in short, anyone who works in some capacity with female offenders-an evidence-based, gentler approach for working effectively and successfully with girls and women in trouble with the law.

Working with Female Offenders provides coverage devoted to the nature of female crime and to the institutional settings in which much of the female-specific programming is designed to take place. This timely volume equips professionals with proven counseling strategies tailored to fit this population.

Practical guidelines are included for case management interventions, teaching skills of communication and assertiveness, and anger and stress management for female offender populations, as well as:

A strengths/empowerment/restorative framework for counseling women in crisis

Narratives from personal interviews with female offenders and correctional counselors

Discussion of controversial topics such as prison homosexuality, AIDS in prison, girls in gangs, and women on death row

Examples of successful, innovative programs for female offenders from the United States and abroad

Working with Female Offenders addresses the unique challenges of female offenders and those who treat them, and provides a much needed addition to the literature on innovative programming for female offenders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470581537
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/12/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A gendered approach 3

Ch. 2 Traditional and gender-sensitive treatment for delinquent girls 25

Ch. 3 The nature of women's crime 63

Ch. 4 Women in prison 99

Ch. 5 Gender-sensitive programming within institutional settings 139

Ch. 6 Counseling the female offender 187

Ch. 7 Teaching life skills and promoting healing 219

Epilogue 257

References 263

Index 291

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