Women s Imprisonment

This is not, however, the place to discuss the meanings of women's imprisonment in England and Wales! 8 What I will do instead is briefly indicate the similarities and dissimilarities between women's imprisonment in Scotland and women's ...

Women s Imprisonment

First published in 1983, Women’s Imprisonment explores the meanings of women’s imprisonment and, in particular, the wider meanings of the ‘moment’ of prison. Based on officially sponsored research in Cornton Vale, Scotland’s only women’s prison, the book makes extensive use of interviews with sheriffs, policemen, and social workers, as well as observation in the prisons, the courts, and the lodging-houses. The author quotes from interviews with women recidivist prisoners, the judges who send them to prison, and the agencies which assist them in between their periods of imprisonment. In doing so, questions are raised about the meanings of imprisonment and the penal disciplining of women at the time of original publication. The book also examines the changing and various meanings of imprisonment in general and the invisible nature of the social control of women in particular.

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Women's Imprisonment
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Pat Carlen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-02 - Publisher: Routledge

First published in 1983, Women’s Imprisonment explores the meanings of women’s imprisonment and, in particular, the wider meanings of the ‘moment’ of prison. Based on officially sponsored research in Cornton Vale, Scotland’s only women’s prison, the book makes extensive use of interviews with sheriffs, policemen, and social workers, as well
Analysing Women's Imprisonment
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Pat Carlen, Anne Worrall
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

In both the UK and the rest of the world there have been rapid increases in the numbers of women in prison, which has led to an acceleration of interest in women's crimes and the social control of women, and women's experience of both prison and the criminal justice system
Women’s Imprisonment and the Case for Abolition
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Linda Moore, Phil Scraton, Azrini Wahidin
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-20 - Publisher: Routledge

In 2007, the Corston Report recommended a far-reaching, radical, ‘women-centred’ approach to women’s imprisonment in England and Wales. It suggested a ‘fundamental re-thinking’ about how services to support women in conflict with the law are delivered in custody and in the community, recommending the development and implementation of a decarceration
Female Imprisonment
Language: en
Pages: 231
Authors: Catarina Frois
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-19 - Publisher: Springer

This book is a reflection on the nature of confinement, experienced by prison inmates as everyday life. It explores the meanings, purposes, and consequences involved with spending every day inside prison. Female Imprisonment results from an ethnographic study carried out in a small prison facility located in the south of
Neo-Colonial Injustice and the Mass Imprisonment of Indigenous Women
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Lily George, Adele N. Norris, Antje Deckert, Juan Tauri
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-26 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book closes a gap in decolonizing intersectional and comparative research by addressing issues around the mass incarceration of Indigenous women in the US, Australia, Canada, and Aotearoa New Zealand. This edited collection seeks to add to the criminological discourse by increasing public awareness of the social problem of disproportionate