Criminal Recidivism of Female Offenders: The Importance of Structured, Community-Based Aftercare
Corrections Compendium Vol. 33 Iss. 1-2 (2008)
5 Pages Posted: 10 Jun 2020 Last revised: 26 Jun 2020
Date Written: 2008
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
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