Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues

The Penal System, Issues for the Nineties, Vol. 44, pp. 23-27, 1995

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

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Abstract

Easteal provides a brief profile of the sociodemographic and sentence background of women in prison. She highlights the issues affecting female inmates such as the perpetuation of the three rules of dysfunctional families within the prisons and explains how the gendered needs of women inmates are generally not met within the institution.

Keywords: women in prison, gender

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Women and Crime: Imprisonment Issues. The Penal System, Issues for the Nineties, Vol. 44, pp. 23-27, 1995. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743916

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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