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Appears in Collections:Faculty of Social Sciences Research Reports
Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: Women in Focus: An evaluation
Author(s): Burgess, Cheryl
Malloch, Margaret
McIvor, Gill
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Citation: Burgess C, Malloch M & McIvor G (2011) Women in Focus: An evaluation. South West Scotland Community Justice Authority. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.
Keywords: women and justice
community justice
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Date Deposited: 4-Mar-2013
Publisher: Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
Abstract: First paragraph: The development and operation of Women in Focus resulted from the concerns that many practitioners, policy-makers and others have expressed in relation to the increasing imprisonment of women in Scotland (and internationally). There is evidence of considerable innovation and insight in the development of recent initiatives and actions which have emerged in Scotland; for example the 218 service in Glasgow (Loucks et al, 2006; Easton and Matthews, 2010) the Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee on Female Offenders (Equal Opportunities Committee, 2010). However, innovative attempts, while making a significant difference to the individual women who are able to access them, are introduced and required to operate within, a wider social, political and economic context that can influence how services operate (i.e. short-term funding imposes its own constraints) and how ‘effective' these innovative services can be seen to be.
Type: Research Report
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published as Women in Focus: An evaluation for Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. The original publication is available at
Affiliation: Social Work
Social Work
Applied Social Science

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