Sharon Grace, Maggie O’Neill, Tammi Walker, Hannah King, Lucy Baldwin, Alison Jobe, Orla Lynch, Fiona Measham, Kate O’Brien and Vicky Seaman
With a Foreword by Pat Carlen
and an Afterword by Loraine Gelsthorpe
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Sharon Grace, Maggie O’Neill, Tammi Walker, Hannah King, Lucy Baldwin, Alison Jobe, Orla Lynch, Fiona Measham, Kate O’Brien and Vicky Seaman 1
- 1Hearing the Voices of Women Involved in Drugs and Crime
Sharon Grace 14
- 2Knifing Off? The Inadequacies of Desistance Frameworks for Women in the Criminal Justice System in Ireland
Vicky Seaman and Orla Lynch 37
- 3Sex Work, Criminalisation and Stigma: Towards a Feminist Criminological Imagination
Maggie O’Neill and Alison Jobe 63
- 4Criminal Women in Prison Who Self-harm: What Can We Learn from Their Experiences?
Tammi Walker 87
- 5Criminal Mothers: The Persisting Pains of Maternal Imprisonment
Lucy Baldwin, with Mary Elwood and Cassie Brown 107
- 6‘The World Split Open’: Writing, Teaching and Learning with Women in Prison
Hannah King, Kate O’Brien and Fiona Measham, with Verity-Fee, Phoenix, Iris and Angel 132
Women’s Biographies through Prison
Verity-Fee, Phoenix, Iris and Angel, with Hannah King, Kate O’Brien and Fiona Measham 149
List of Figures and Table
- 1.1Profile of the women 19
Notes on the Authors
Lucy Baldwin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Health and Life Sciences at De Montfort University, UK.
Sharon Grace is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, UK.
Alison Jobe is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Durham University, UK.
Hannah King is Associate Professor of Criminology at Durham University, UK.
Orla Lynch is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Director of Research for the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University College Cork, Ireland.
Fiona Measham is Chair in Criminology at the University of Liverpool, UK and Director of The Loop (UK and Australia).
Kate O’Brien is Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Durham University, UK.
Maggie O’Neill is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Head of Department at the University College Cork, Ireland.
Vicky Seaman is Support Worker with the Cork Alliance Centre and a PhD Criminology candidate at University College Cork, Ireland.
Tammi Walker is Professor of Forensic Psychology and College Principal at Durham University, UK.
The authors would like to thank Professor Carlen for providing the inspiration for the book and for writing the foreword. We would also like to thank Loraine Gelsthorpe for writing the endnote, and we thank both for their contribution to feminist criminology.
We dedicate this book firstly to all the women across the UK and Ireland who gave their time to the projects discussed in this book as participants, interviewees, co-researchers and co-writers. We thank you for your time, energy and inspiration.
Secondly, we dedicate this book to all criminalised women to whom we make a commitment to continue to strive for and contribute to positive change.
This book is co-authored by The Criminal Women Voice, Justice and Recognition Network (CWVJR).