Drawing on original research from the Women, Family, Crime and Justice research network, this edited collection sheds new light on the challenges and experiences of women and families who encounter the criminal justice system in the UK.
Each contribution demonstrates how these groups are often ignored, oppressed and repeatedly victimised. The book addresses crucial issues including short-term imprisonment, trauma-specific interventions, schools supporting children affected by parental imprisonment and visibility and voice in research.
Bringing together contemporary knowledge from both research and practice, this ambitious volume offers valuable insights and practical recommendations for positive action and change.
Isla Masson is Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester.
Lucy Baldwin is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at De Montfort University.
Natalie Booth is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Bath Spa University.
Foreword ~ Jenny Earle
Introduction ~ Isla Masson, Lucy Baldwin and Natalie Booth
Theme 1 ~ Women
Playing the game: Women and community punishment ~ Nicola Harding
Methods to reduce the enduring harm of short terms of imprisonment ~ Isla Masson
Theme 2 ~ Families
Impact and engagement work in the context of families of people who offend ~ Anna Kotova
What are the challenges and opportunities for schools in supporting children affected by parental imprisonment ~ Anna Jones
The role of the Family Engagement Worker in the contemporary prison context ~ Erin Power
Theme 3 ~ Vulnerabilities
Role of housing in a co-ordinated community response to domestic abuse ~ Kelly Henderson
Trauma-specific interventions: Exploring the Griffin Programme for women in recovery ~ Alexandria Bradley, Rose Mahon and Kirsty Tate
Harmful social and cultural practices that exist within South Asian communities in the UK and their impact on women ~ Zinthyiya Ganeshpanchan and Isla Masson
Theme 4 ~ User Voice
Service users; being used ~ Paula Harriott, Michaela Booth and Lucy Wainwright
Presence and voice ~ Lucy Baldwin
Conclusions and Recommendations ~ Isla Masson, Natalie Booth and Lucy Baldwin