Women on Probation and Parole A Feminist Critique of Community Programs and Services

ISBN-10: 1555537200
ISBN-13: 9781555537203
Edition: 2010
Authors: Merry Morash
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 5/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kevin W. Allison is Senior Assistant to the President of Virginia Commonwealth University and a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his graduate work in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University in Chicago. Prior to joining the VCU faculty, Dr. Allison worked at Pennsylvania State University and served as the Clincal Director of City Lights in Washington, DC. Dr. Allison's work has focused on understanding and addressing processes that support positive developmental outcomes for African American children and youth. This has included the examination of life skills and culturally informed interventions for youth and work with community-based human services providers.Merry Morash is Professor at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice, where she served as director from 1991 to 2001.nbsp; She also is founder, Director and faculty instructor of the Michigan Victim Assistance Academy, which provides education for individuals who work with crime victims, and the Director of thenbsp; Michigan Regional Community Policing Institute, and is Secretary of the Michigan DARE Advisory Board.nbsp; Her primary research emphasis is on gender and crime, and current research is on domestic violence among Asian Americans and gender responsive programming for women offenders.nbsp; She also has done extensive research on women in policing, and is currently engaged in research to follow up on women who participated in a study nearly a decade ago.nbsp; She has recently served on the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Task Force, which was chaired by Michigan's Lt. Governor, and on the Advisory Board for the Michigan Judicial Institute bench book to assist judges in their work with crime victims.nbsp; Dr. Morash is a coauthor of the textbooks, Juvenile Delinquency:nbsp; Concepts and Control andnbsp;Co-Editornbsp;ofnbsp; The Move to Community Policing: Making Change Happen , and has written and published extensively on women as offenders, police, and crime victims.nbsp; Additional publications focus on assessment and implementation of criminal justice policy and juvenile delinquency programming and causation.nbsp;

Acknowledgments
Introduction Research Purposes and Design
The Women on Probation and Parole
Dominant Crimes
Women's Characteristics by Dominant Crime Subgroup
Outcomes in the Two Counties
Drug Users Who Fail
Supervision for Women Using Drugs but Not Failing
Positive Changes for Substance-Centered Women
Keeping Women off Drugs
Supervision for Women without Drug Problems
Conclusion Key Findings and Implications
Appendixes
Survey Questions for Supervising Officers
Interview Questions for Women on Probation and Parole
References
Index

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