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Women and Criminal Justice: From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation

Jo Brayford and John Deering


This book focuses on developments since the publication in 2007 of the Corston Report into women and criminal justice. While some of its recommendations were accepted by government, actual policy has restricted the scale and scope of change. This book explores developments since Corston, as well as possible future directions resulting from the Coalition Government’s ‘Transforming Rehabilitation’ plans. This timely analysis engages with wide-ranging considerations for policy-makers, providers and practitioners of services and interventions for women who offend, and questions whether women shoul ... More

Keywords: women, women offenders, corston, transforming rehabilitation, prison, probation, interventions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447319306
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447319306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jo Brayford, editor
University of South Wales

John Deering, editor
University of South Wales

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One Corston and beyond

Jill Annison and Jo Brayford

Part One Context

Two Transforming Rehabilitation: implications for women

Jill Annison, Jo Brayford and John Deering

Three The context: women as lawbreakers

Loraine Gelsthorpe and Serena Wright

Four A comparison: criminalised women in Scotland

Michele Burman, Margaret Malloch and Gill McIvor

Part Two Reviews of current practice

Seven Women’s centres

Leeanne Plechowicz

Nine Gendered dynamics of mentoring

Gillian Buck, Mary Corcoran and Anne Worrall

Part Three Towards best practice

Fourteen Conclusions

Jill Annison, Jo Brayford and John Deering

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