Understanding the needs of female prisoners in South Australia

Casey, Sharon, Day, Andrew and Gerace, Adam 2015, Understanding the needs of female prisoners in South Australia, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic..

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Title Understanding the needs of female prisoners in South Australia
Author(s) Casey, SharonORCID iD for Casey, Sharon orcid.org/0000-0002-6916-1000
Day, Andrew
Gerace, Adam
Publication date 2015-04-30
Total pages 124
Publisher Deakin University
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) Female offenders
Gender specific needs
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Summary Women represent the fastest growing section of the prison population, not only in South Australia but across the Western world. And yet despite notable differences between the genders in the types of offence that result in imprisonment and the unique pathways into criminal behaviour, service responses have, to date, primarily been informed by knowledge about male prisoners. The aim of this report is to understand more about the specific needs of female prisoners in South Australia in a way that can inform their effective management and successful rehabilitation. It does this in three ways: Firstly, by reviewing the published literature and documenting what is known about the needs of female offenders, both in Australia and internationally; secondly, through a file review of all prisoners held in the Adelaide Women’s Prison; and finally, through a survey of a sample of prisoners to determine self-identified areas of need as well as satisfaction with the services that are currently provided. This information is then collated to identify a number of directions for the development of high quality and gender-responsive programs and services in the South Australian correctional system
Language eng
Field of Research 170104 Forensic Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category A6 Research report/technical paper
Copyright notice ©2015, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30079930

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