Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10087
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The Effectiveness of Support and Rehabilitation Services for Women Offenders
Authors: Trotter, Chris
McIvor, Gill
Sheehan, Rosemary
Contact Email: gillian.mcivor@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Trotter C, McIvor G & Sheehan R (2012) The Effectiveness of Support and Rehabilitation Services for Women Offenders, Australian Social Work, 65 (1), pp. 6-20.
Abstract: There is a large body of research evidence suggesting that support, rehabilitation, and supervision programs can help offenders to reduce recidivism. However, the effectiveness of these services is dependent upon the extent to which the workers who deliver them comply with "what works" principles and practices. Because most of this research has been conducted with men, this study focused on the extent to which these principles and practices apply to women. In particular, the study examined services offered to a group of women in prison in Victoria, Australia, and following their release to the community; and the relationship between these women's views about the services, recidivism, and the characteristics of the services. Results were generally consistent with earlier research. The women favoured services that are delivered by workers who are reliable, holistic, collaborative, who understand the women's perspective, and that focus on strengths. They did not support services that challenged the women, focused on their offences, or on the things they did badly.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/10087
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2011.641985
Rights: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Australian Social Work, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp.6-20, 2012, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/0312407X.2011.641985
Affiliation: Monash University
Applied Social Science
Monash University



This item is protected by original copyright



Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact library@stir.ac.uk providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.