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Female Offenders: Controversies in Assessment, Treatment, and Management of

The number of women involved in the criminal justice system in the United States has grown exponentially over the past several decades. With this increase, key dilemmas and questions have shaped practices of assessment, treatment, and management for this population of women. Given that a majority of these practices are based on male offenders, attention has been given to exploring gender differences in offender populations and the subsequent role of gender in these practices. This entry discusses gender differences in offender populations as well as the assessment, treatment, and management of female offenders.

Gender Differences in Offender Populations

Significant differences between men and women involved in the criminal justice system have been highlighted as rationale for considering gender in relation to criminal justice practices. National data show ...

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