Citation Malloch M & McIvor G (eds.) (2012) Women, Punishment and Social Justice: Human Rights and Penal Practices. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Women-Punishment-and-Social-Justice-Human-Rights-and-Penal-Practices/Malloch-McIvor/p/book/9780415529839
Abstract The prison has often been the focus for concerns about human rights violations, and campaigns aimed at achieving social justice, for those with an interest in the criminalisation of women. To reduce the number of women imprisoned, a range of policy initiatives have been developed to increase the use of community-based responses to women in conflict with the law. These initiatives have tended to operate alongside reforms to the prison estate and are often defined as ‘community punishment', ‘community sanctions' and ‘alternatives to imprisonment'. This book challenges the contention that improved regimes and provisions within the criminal justice system are capable of addressing human rights concerns and the needs of the criminalised woman.
Professor Margaret Malloch, Professor Gillian McIvor