Historically women offenders have been treated the same as male offenders since they comprise only about 15% of the offender population. Research has shown that women offenders have different trajectories into crime, commit less violent crime and have different treatment and housing needs. Using contemporary research on women offenders, this course will assist students to understand the complexities when dealing with women offenders, women’s pathways into offending, the difference between equality and equity, the role of trauma, the impact of motherhood and other life events and the most effective intervention methods. Course involves theory, research and case examples.
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