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Restorative justice with female offenders: The neglected role of gender in restorative conferencing

Restorative justice with female offenders: The neglected role of gender in restorative conferencing

Osterman, Linnea and Masson, Isla (2017) Restorative justice with female offenders: The neglected role of gender in restorative conferencing. Feminist Criminology, 13 (1). pp. 3-27. ISSN 1557-0851 (Print), 1557-086X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1177/1557085117738326)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: female criminality, restorative justice, gender, female offenders, qualitative research, complex needs, women
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Law
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 20:42
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18249

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