The Assessment and Treatment of Women Offenders: An Integrative Perspective
The book provides a review of the research literature to guide evidence-based practice in the assessment and treatment of adult female offenders. An historical overview of women’s crime and imprisonment will be followed by a global review of various theories of female criminality. The remainder of the book reviews the psychology of criminal conduct, with a specific focus on three psychological principles of effective intervention: risk, need and responsivity. Respectively, these principles set the “who”, “what” and “how” for correctional intervention.
Series Editors’ Preface.
1. The Extent and Nature of Female Offending and Incarceration Patterns.
2. Theories of Female Offending.
3. Assessment for Classification of Women Offenders.
4. Assessing Women's Risk.
5. Assessing Women’s Needs.
6. Responsivity, Treatment and Women Offenders.
Dr. Blanchette has been working with the Research Branch, Correctional Service of Canada, since 1993. She is currently the Director of Women Offender Research, and she has published extensively in this area.
Shelley Brown completed her doctorate in forensic psychology at Queen’s University,
Dr. Brown has over ten years’ experience working with the Research branch, Correctional Service of Canada. During this time her research with women focused primarily on developing gender-informed assessment strategies. Currently, she is the Research Advisor to the National Parole Board of Canada. She is also an adjunct professor with