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Critical Reflections on Women, Family, Crime and Justice

Edited by Isla Masson, Lucy Baldwin and Natalie Booth

Published

May 18, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1447358695

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

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Policy Press

Published

May 18, 2021

Page count

200 pages

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978-1447358688

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 18, 2021

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1447358671

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

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    Critical Reflections on Women, Family, Crime and Justice

    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.

    “Through their critical reflections, feminist researchers, practitioners, activists and criminologists help us understand the many layers of systems failure, double standards and disadvantage that result in women’s criminalisation, while being clear that the point is to achieve change.” Jenny Earle, Transforming Lives Programme Director, Prison Reform Trust (2012–20)

    “Drawing on personal experiences, this book demonstrates vividly the social injustices that embroil women in the penal system causing such hardship and distress for them and their children with little or no benefit to anyone.” Rob Canton, De Montfort University

    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: critical reflections from the Women, Family, Crime and Justice network - Jenny Earle

    Starting the conversation: an introduction to the WFCJ network - Isla Masson and Natalie Booth

    Playing the game: women and community punishment - Nicola Harding

    Harmful social and cultural practices that exist within South Asian communities in the UK and their impact on women - Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan and Isla Masson

    Exploring shame, love and healing within women’s recovery: an analysis of a trauma-specific intervention - Alexandria Bradley, Kirsty Day and Rose Mahon

    Reducing the enduring harm of short terms of imprisonment - Isla Masson

    ‘Without it you’re lost’: examining the role and challenges of family engagement services in prisons - Erin Power

    What are the challenges and opportunities for schools in supporting children of people in prison? - Anna Jones

    Impact and engagement work in the context of families of people in prison - Anna Kotova

    Presence, voice and reflexivity in feminist and creative research: a personal and professional reflection - Lucy Baldwin