Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach

Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach

by Katherine van Wormer

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ISBN-13: 9781118012130
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/29/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 672 KB

About the Author

KATHERINE VAN WORMER is a Professor in the Department of Social Work at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taught in the departments of sociology and criminal justice. Van Wormer is the author of fourteen books and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Among her scholarship awards, she has won the McKay Faculty Research Award, the Faculty Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Scholarship Award.

Table of Contents

Preface vi

Acknowledgments xiv

About the Author xv

Part I: Gender-Sensitive versus Gender-Neutral 1

Chapter 1: A Gendered Approach 3

Part II: Pathways to Crime 23

Chapter 2: Traditional and Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Delinquent Girls 25

Chapter 3: The Nature of Women's Crime 63

Part III: Working in Correctional Institutions 97

Chapter 4: Women in Prison 99

Chapter 5: Gender-Sensitive Programming within Institutional Settings 139

Part IV: Skills for Correctional Counseling 185

Chapter 6: Counseling the Female Offender 187

Chapter 7: Teaching Life Skills and Promoting Healing 219

Epilogue 257

References 263

Index 291

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