Evaluating Female Punishment Approaches

Apr 15th, 2015
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Using the text and at least three other resources, write a 4 page paper using, an introduction- discussion-conclusion format, that evaluates any 4 of the female punishment approaches mentioned below. For this written assignment evaluate any 4 of the following female punishment approaches: • Gender Neutral • Gender Equal • Human Dignity • Open Family • Strategy of Women Offenders • Special Needs • Ethnic Specific Identify and research a real program in existence and summarize how the female punishment approach relates to that program. Analyze specific variables within each approach that can be used to evaluate program effectiveness such as: sobriety rates, prisoner feedback, self-report data, and recidivism rates. Students may devise or identify various other elements or variables that can be used to evaluate program effectiveness. Provide evidence to support these variables. Determine if the program you identified has been a success or a failure, based upon your analysis of the variables

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Evaluating Female Punishment ApproachesNameClassDateProfessorEvaluating Female Punishment Approaches In the past women were rarely responsible for crimes in society but all that changed in the 1960's when the women movement was in full swing. During the Civil Rights Movement minorities and women were fighting for rights in society but during this time the crime rate also began to increase when women sick of the structured life of the 1950's began to commit more crimes. By the 1990's women were responsible for well over half a million crimes in the country. Despite the steady increase in women crimes in the country sentencing guidelines current sentencing polices are created based on the behavior of men in society not women. Despite the fact punishments are based on the behaviors of men women are provided separate facilities if not separate prison sentences. The most common approaches to punishment for women gender equal, gender neutral, open family, and special needs. Gender neutral approaches are the most common approach in the criminal justice system with one law and sentencing guideline established for both sexes. In one area where there is less gender neutrality is in the actual sentencing by the court and the programs women receive in the women prison environment. The Women in Prison Project (WIPP) is a program received by female prison offenders designed to address the right of women prisoners and ensure they have access to a p

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