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'Holistic' Community Punishment and Criminal Justice Interventions for Women

Citation
Malloch M, McIvor G & Burgess C (2014) 'Holistic' Community Punishment and Criminal Justice Interventions for Women. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 53 (4), pp. 395-410. https://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12077

Abstract
Calls for ‘holistic' responses to halt the increasing imprisonment of women are continually reiterated. Solutions are sought which aim to be both ‘gender-responsive' and ‘community-based'; however, the absence of meaningful definitions of ‘community' and ‘holistic' means that superficial responses are often put in place in response to failures of the system. Taking as an example one attempt to introduce a community-based service for women in Scotland, this article examines the challenges of implementing services that are located within ‘the community' and considers the consequences for feasible attempts to reduce the number of women in prison in Scotland and internationally.

Keywords
women; criminal justice; community punishment; holistic services

Journal
Howard Journal of Criminal Justice: Volume 53, Issue 4

StatusPublished
Author(s)Malloch, Margaret; McIvor, Gill; Burgess, Cheryl
Publication date30/09/2014
Publication date online05/2014
Date accepted by journal30/11/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/20322
PublisherWiley-Blackwell for The Howard League
ISSN0265-5527
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