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Title: Promises, promises: can the female offender strategy deliver?
Authors: Booth, N
Masson, I
Baldwin, L
First Published: 30-Oct-2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Probation Journal, 2018, 65 (4), pp. 429-438
Abstract: Following a number of postponements, the long awaited and much needed female offender strategy for England and Wales was finally published in June 2018. The strategy reflects the strong agreement across the sector of the need for a ‘distinct’ or ‘gender-specific’ approach to respond to the vulnerabilities of women in the Criminal Justice System (CJS). Despite this, the strategy lacks clarity and offers little assurance that the direction taken will result in actual change and positive reform. It is vital that the government’s implementation of the female offender strategy provides and demonstrates a genuine commitment to appropriate provision for females in the CJS through ring-fenced permanent funding as well as top-down accountability.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0264550518808363
ISSN: 0264-5505
eISSN: 1741-3079
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Criminology

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