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Title: Restorative Justice With Female Offenders: The Neglected Role of Gender in Restorative Conferencing
Authors: Österman, Linnéa
Masson, Isla
First Published: 23-Nov-2017
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Feminist Criminology, 2017, 13 (1), pp. 3-27
Abstract: This article presents findings from a new qualitative study into female offenders’ experiences of restorative conferencing in England and Wales. It is argued that gendered factors of crime and victimization have a definite impact on the restorative conference process, particularly in the areas of complex and interacting needs, differently natured conference engagements, and risks around shame, mental health, and stereotypical ideals of female behavior. For women to reap the full benefits of restorative justice, it is argued that the particular needs and circumstances of female offenders must not only be acknowledged, but also incorporated into the field and mainstreamed into practice.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1557085117738326
ISSN: 1557-0851
eISSN: 1557-086X
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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