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By Pat Carlen

ISBN-10: 1843920697

ISBN-13: 9781843920694

In either the united kingdom and the remainder of the realm there were quick raises within the numbers of girls in criminal, which has resulted in an acceleration of curiosity in women's crimes and the social regulate of ladies, and women's adventure of either felony and the felony justice procedure is particularly diversified to men's. this article is anxious to deal with the major matters in relation to women's imprisonment, contributing whilst to an figuring out of criminal concerns often and the historic and modern politics of gender and penal justice. What are women's prisons for? What are they prefer? Why are lone moms, ethnic minority and extremely negative girls disproportionately represented within the women's legal inhabitants? may still infants be despatched to legal with their moms? those are among the problems with which this ebook is anxious. Analysing Women's Imprisonment is written as an introductory textual content to the topic, aiming to steer scholars of penology conscientiously in the course of the major ancient and modern discourses on women's imprisonment. each one bankruptcy has a transparent precis ('concepts to know'), essay questions and suggestions for extra interpreting, and may support scholars arrange expectantly for seminars, path examinations and undertaking paintings.

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They may provide services to which people are (to a more or less specified degree) entitled, or which must be distributed equitably within a fixed budget, or where provision to one group incurs disbenefits to others. In such cases accountability acquires social, political, legal and moral characteristics, raising difficult questions about the appropriate forms of audit and the yardsticks of assessment which should be employed. , 1985: 2) Auditability, however, unlike accountability, is not concerned with interpretation and debate.

This may seem an obvious statement but it is easy to forget that there is no inevitable or direct link between the crime a woman commits and her imprisonment. There are a number of stages and factors that intervene between crime and sentence and a number of choices to be made by a number of different people. In this chapter we will consider some of these factors in an attempt to understand why some women who commit crimes go to prison and others do not (we will return to sentences that do not involve imprisonment in Chapter 5).

At its extreme, this argument was also put forward as an organising principle to explain the experiences of women in prison (see Bosworth 1999). But although none of the writers who insisted that women in prison could choose to resist some of the prison’s oppressive features denied that a majority of women prisoners had been subjected to various forms of oppression outside prison, many of them, especially if they held to a totally untheorized view of what prison actually entails – that is, punishment in the form of involuntary but secure custody – tended to underplay those aspects of custodial power which are necessarily activated and enhanced by prisoner resistance – in other words, the disciplinary and security mechanisms.

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