The book provides a review of the research literature to guide evidence-based practice in the assessment and treatment of adult female offenders. An historical overview of women’s crime and imprisonment will be followed by a global review of various theories of female criminality. The remainder of the book reviews the psychology of criminal conduct, with a specific focus on three psychological principles of effective intervention: risk, need and responsivity. Respectively, these principles set the “who”, “what” and “how” for correctional intervention.
Series Editors’ Preface.
1. The Extent and Nature of Female Offending and Incarceration Patterns.
2. Theories of Female Offending.
3. Assessment for Classification of Women Offenders.
4. Assessing Women's Risk.
5. Assessing Women’s Needs.
6. Responsivity, Treatment and Women Offenders.
Kelley Blanchette Correctional Service of Canada, Ottawa.