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Title: Women and community sentences
Author(s): Malloch, Margaret
McIvor, Gill
Contact Email: gillian.mcivor@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: women
community sanctions
punishment
probation
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Malloch M & McIvor G (2011) Women and community sentences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 11 (4), pp. 325-344.
Abstract: Despite the increasing numbers of women given community sentences in the UK and in other jurisdictions in recent years, there has been relatively little research into women’s experiences of these disposals. This is particularly surprising given what is known about the distinctive characteristics of women in conflict with the law and the gendered nature of pathways to crime. This article draws upon the experiences of women made subject to a range of community sentences to identify recurring themes including the complexity of women’s problems, the significance of stigma, trauma and abuse, the importance to women of their supervisory relationships, the relevance of self-efficacy and the nature of barriers to compliance. The article considers the consequences of the discourses of ‘penality’ when underpinned by ideological assumptions and expectations based on gender relations. The implications for the supervision of women in the community are considered, while acknowledging that community sanctions are unlikely in themselves to be capable of addressing broader issues that bring women into and retain them in the criminal justice system.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9237
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1748895811408839
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Criminology and Criminal Justice by SAGE. The original publication is available at http://crj.sagepub.com/content/11/4/325
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
Applied Social Science

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