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    The results of an empirical study on the effects of imprisonment

    Chamberlen, Anastasia (2012) The results of an empirical study on the effects of imprisonment. In: Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Practice, 10th - 12th January 2012, Cambridge University, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Event synopsis: Aims & Objectives Aims: The main aim of this conference is to share learning and best practice in recognising the diverse needs of women, and the need to de-escalate both the pressures which lead towards crime and the steps towards custody; thus diversion from both crime and custody and desistance in terms of what might help women’s pathways away from crime. This involves considerations of dignity in attempting to meet women ‘where they are’ and to respond to women’s real needs. Objectives: sharing learning in an international audience of policy-makers, practitioners and academics setting developments in the UK in a theoretical context and exploring human rights and other related issues such as the gender duty enshrined in UK legislation highlighting challenges regarding both the implementation and evaluation of policy and practice in regard to women offenders in a context of international fiscal and other challenges which may dilute the focus on women examining how new initiatives for women in prisons and in community can be sustained Key Themes Innovations in policy and practice (in pre-court procedures, the community and in prisons) The sentencing of women (including young women, and migrant workers who may have been part of trafficking processes) Theoretical perspectives on women, crime and justice (pathways into and out of crime) Women as victims and offenders: needs, rights and justice Dimensions of diversity (including mental health issues and Black and Minority Ethnic Group issues) Evaluating women’s community services – how best to do evaluations? Children and health Domestic violence The needs of young women offenders and ways of addressing them; the needs of elderly women offenders and ways of addressing them.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2016 10:25
    Last Modified: 03 Mar 2016 10:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14584

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