Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach

Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach

Author(s): Katherine van Wormer

Print ISBN: 9780470581537

Online ISBN: 9781118265581

DOI: 10.1002/9781118265581


"This book is a comprehensive, compelling text in which Katherine van Wormer artfully addresses areas that are absent from the literature on criminal justice and the helping professions as they relate to the special needs of girls and women offenders.... Noting that 'a paradigm shift is in the wind,' the book is brilliantly constructed as it underscores the contradictions and paradoxes within the penal system.... The author's writing style is a notable strength as she convincingly advocates for a multidimensional, gender-sensitive approach while she systematically dissects the micro- and macrolevel dynamics that affect policy, programs, and research on female offenders." (Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, February 2012)