Women and Criminal Justice

From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

This book focuses on developments since the publication of the 2007 Corston Report into women and criminal justice. The challenges of working with women in the current climate also explored, translating lessons from good practice to policy development and recommending future directions arising from the ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ plans.

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This insightful book focuses on developments since the publication in 2007 of the Corston Report into women and criminal justice. While some of its recommendations were accepted by government, actual policy has restricted the scale and scope of change.

The challenges of working with women in the current climate of change and uncertainty are also explored, seeking to translate lessons from good practice to policy development and recommending future directions resulting from the coalition government’s Transforming Rehabilitation plans. This timely analysis engages with wide-ranging considerations for policy makers, providers and practitioners of services and interventions for women who offend, and questions whether women should be treated differently in the criminal justice system.

Jill Annison is associate professor in criminal justice studies at Plymouth University. Her career has focused on women offenders as a practitioner, in teaching and as a researcher.

Jo Brayford is senior lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of South Wales. Her research interests include offending behaviour, women and social problems.

John Deering is senior lecturer in criminology and criminal justice at the University of South Wales. His research focuses on probation work and criminal justice.

Author/Editor details at time of book publication.