Women’s Prisons

Candace Kruttschnitt

in The Oxford Handbook of Crime and Criminal Justice

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780195395082
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Women’s Prisons

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This article summarizes what is known today about women's imprisonment while being mindful of the historical and social backdrop. Section I discusses the changing patterns of imprisonment of women and men in the United States. Section II considers trends cross-nationally. Section III discusses women's experiences as prisoners. Section IV discusses important areas for future research and policy.

Keywords: imprisonment; women prisoners; female offenders; incarcerated women

Article.  11683 words. 

Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice ; Prisons and Jails

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