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Promises, promises: can the female offender strategy deliver?

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posted on 22.03.2019, 08:51 by N Booth, I Masson, L Baldwin
Following a number of postponements, the long awaited and much needed female offender strategy for England and Wales was finally published in June 2018. The strategy reflects the strong agreement across the sector of the need for a ‘distinct’ or ‘gender-specific’ approach to respond to the vulnerabilities of women in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Despite this, the strategy lacks clarity and offers little assurance that the direction taken will result in actual change and positive reform. It is vital that the government’s implementation of the female offender strategy provides and demonstrates a genuine commitment to appropriate provision for females in the CJS through ring-fenced permanent funding as well as top-down accountability.

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Probation Journal, 2018, 65 (4), pp. 429-438

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Criminology

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Probation Journal

Publisher

SAGE Publications

issn

0264-5505

eissn

1741-3079

Copyright date

2018

Available date

22/03/2019

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https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0264550518808363

Language

en

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