Criminal Recidivism of Female Offenders: The Importance of Structured, Community-Based Aftercare

Corrections Compendium Vol. 33 Iss. 1-2 (2008)

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Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University

David DeMatteo

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Ralph Fretz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jacey Erickson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Douglas Gerardi

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Catherine Halper

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Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Targeting the distinctive treatment needs of female offenders should yield a more effective approach to reducing criminal recidivism and related problem behaviors such as substance abuse. In a 1999 report examining the three largest correctional systems in the U.S. for female offenders - the BOP, the California Department of Corrections and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - the General Accounting Office noted that only the BOP had a policy requiring the consideration of gender-specific treatment needs.

Keywords: Correctional personnel, Prisoners, Substance abuse treatment, Recidivism, Females, Behavior, Drug use

Suggested Citation

Heilbrun, Kirk and DeMatteo, David and Fretz, Ralph and Erickson, Jacey and Gerardi, Douglas and Halper, Catherine, Criminal Recidivism of Female Offenders: The Importance of Structured, Community-Based Aftercare (2008). Corrections Compendium Vol. 33 Iss. 1-2 (2008) , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3602185

Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University ( email )

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

David DeMatteo (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Ralph Fretz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jacey Erickson

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Douglas Gerardi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Catherine Halper

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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