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The Conflicts Between Female Inmates' Needs And Prisoners' Goals, Aline L. Mohr Apr 1976

The Conflicts Between Female Inmates' Needs And Prisoners' Goals, Aline L. Mohr

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A comparison of the purposes behind the existence of male and female institutions reveals that several common goals exist: custody, deterrence, and rehabilitation. An examination of these goals of women's prisons can be best understood in the context of whom they are aimed to serve. If the goals are to serve society alone, then the custody of female offenders is undoubtedly viewed as an accomplished goal, since society is protected and secure from the infliction of criminal acts by these female offenders. However, if the goals are directed at the inmates as well, deterrence of further criminal activity and ...


Toward A Critical Theory Of Female Criminality, Ann Curry Thompson Apr 1976

Toward A Critical Theory Of Female Criminality, Ann Curry Thompson

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Twentieth-century theories about female criminality are the weakest link in conventional criminology, representing the most conservative and unscientific thinking about human nature and social organization. Traditional thinking about female criminality reflects the general inability of conventional theorists to examine categories of sex, race, and class oppression as determined by the basic social structure of a particular society and as they relate to deviance and crime. The result has been that female deviance has been analyzed solely in light of assumptions about women's biological nature. Whether there is indeed something distinctive about female crime which can be explained apart from ...


The Twilight Of Welfare Criminology: A Final Word, Stephen J. Morse Jan 1976

The Twilight Of Welfare Criminology: A Final Word, Stephen J. Morse

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