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The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders. An Integrative Perspective. Wiley Series in Forensic Clinical Psychology

  • ID: 2250668
  • Book
  • May 2006
  • Region: Global
  • 198 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Current correctional practice is decidedly evidence–based. Regrettably, however, the majority of research studies has either focused exclusively on male offenders, or has failed to disaggregate the results by gender. As such, the question remains: do effective female–specific correctional services differ from effective correctional services in general? If so, how?
In this groundbreaking text, Kelley Blanchette and Shelley Brown explore whether and how the assessment and treatment of women offenders should differ from that of men. Firmly grounded in a theoretical context, this book focuses on the specific areas of risk, needs and responsivity. It reviews the nature and scope of adult female offending, provides an overview of contemporary theories, offers guidance on evidence–based practice for assessing women s risks and needs and explores directions for future research. The result is a reconciliation of diverse perspectives and a reformulated gender–informed paradigm for the assessment and treatment of women offenders.
The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders presents policy makers and practitioners with the evidence needed to develop successful services for this population. It is essential reading for all professionals working with adult female offenders.
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About the Authors.

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.

7. Conclusion.



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Kelley Blanchette
Shelley L. Brown
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