Reconfigurations of Penality: The Ongoing Case of Women's Imprisonment

Carlen, P (2006) Reconfigurations of Penality: The Ongoing Case of Women's Imprisonment. Theoretical Criminology: an international journal, 10(3), pp. 337-360.

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Illustrating their arguments with empirical examples drawn from two recent research projects—one cross-European, the other Scottish—the authors argue that the new multi-layering of carceral forms in both prison and the community is one major, but under-explored, cause of continuing increases in women’s prison populations. Whether it is because sentencers believe the reintegration industry’s rhetoric about the effectiveness of in-prison programmes in ‘reintegrating’ ex-prisoners, or whether, conversely, it is because sentencers are reluctant to award transcarceral and over-demanding community sentences which set women up to fail, the result is the same—more women go to prison.

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ID Code: 51669
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/1362480606065910
ISSN: 1362-4806
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 03:50
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 03:20

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