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So far there has been very limited research on the effectiveness of gender-responsive as compared to traditional supervision of women felons on probation and parole. This volume, based on extensive longitudinal, qualitative data from probation and parole officers and from in-depth interviews with the women themselves, fills this gap.

Merry Morash has based her study on data from two counties in the same state that differed markedly in their approaches to supervision. Gender Responsive County emphasized identifying and meeting a wide range of needs unique or common to women offenders. Traditional County emphasized compliance with rules and similar treatment for women and men. Within this comparative frame, Morash discusses life issues of women offenders, including dangerous places where they live, relationships with partners and children, and reliance on a mix of criminal and prosocial support networks. She documents change and demonstrates how a dedicated and innovative team of probation and parole officers apply a gender-responsive approach to produce positive outcomes for women addicted to drugs or dependent on destructive and abusive partners.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. 1: Introduction: Research Purpose and Design
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. I: The Women on Probation and Parole
  2. pp. 25-60
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  1. 2: Dominant Crimes
  2. pp. 27-37
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  1. 3: Women's Characteristics by Dominant Crime Subgroup
  2. pp. 38-60
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  1. II: Outcomes in the Two Counties
  2. pp. 61-159
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  1. 4: Drug Users Who Fail
  2. pp. 63-84
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  1. 5: Supervision for Women Using Drugs but Not Failing
  2. pp. 85-108
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  1. 6: Positive Changes for Substance-Centered Women
  2. pp. 109-119
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  1. 7: Keeping Women off Drugs
  2. pp. 120-131
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  1. 8: Supervision for Women without Drug Problems
  2. pp. 132-141
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  1. 9: Conclusion: Key Findings and Implications
  2. pp. 143-159
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  1. Appendixes
  2. pp. 161-169
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  1. References
  2. pp. 171-180
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781555537333
Related ISBN
9781555537234
MARC Record
OCLC
649914520
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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