Accounts of female offenders’ journeys into the criminal justice system are often silenced or marginalized.
Featuring a Foreword from Pat Carlen and inspired by her seminal book ‘Criminal Women’, this collection uses participatory, inclusive and narrative methodologies to highlight the lived experiences of women involved with the criminal justice system. It presents studies focused on drug use and supply, sex work, sexual exploitation and experiences of imprisonment.
Bringing together cutting-edge feminist research, this book exposes the intersecting oppressions and social control often central to women’s experiences of the justice system and offers invaluable insights for developing penal policies that account for the needs of women.
Sharon Grace is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York.
Maggie O’Neill is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Head of Department at the University College Cork.
Tammi Walker is Professor of Forensic Psychology and College Principal at Durham University.
Hannah King is Associate Professor of Sociology at Durham University.
Lucy Baldwin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University.
Alison Jobe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Durham University.
Orla Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Director of Research for the Department of Sociology and Criminology at University College Cork.
Fiona Measham is Chair in Criminology at the University of Liverpool and Director of The Loop.
Kate O'Brien is Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Durham University.
Vicky Seaman is a Support Worker with the Cork Alliance Centre and a PhD Criminology candidate at University College Cork.
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