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Women, Crime and Incarceration: Exploring Pathways of Women in Conflict with the Law Women, Crime and Incarceration: Exploring Pathways of Women in Conflict with the Law

This study explored the reasons why women come into conflict with the law and end up in prison. The aim of this research project was to highlight the distinctive nature of female criminality, thereby shifting attention from the all-male focus on crime that has characterised most South African criminology studies. The study also aimed to generate new knowledge around women, crime and incarceration and contribute to the formulation of more effective and appropriate correctional policies that take into account the particular context that shapes female criminality and the specific factors that inform women’s experiences of incarceration.

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Version 2011
Category Grantee research
Author Lillian Artz, Yonina Hoffman-Wanderer, Kelley Moult

Theme 1: Poverty and inequality