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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, November 20, 2020

Crewe on Women in Prison

Helen Crewe (Nottingham Trent University) has posted Female Prisons Around The World: Facts and Figures about Women in Prison (Mauritius: Lambert Academic Publishing (2020)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Around the World there are more women in prison than ever before. Despite statistics, research and various active groups that support women, there is very little published about this topic. The majority of books are published with specific problems in mind, such as ‘mothers in prison’ or about human rights.

The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the conditions and research about women in prison. Even though there has been a higher growth in the number of women, compared to men, this subject has not increased its publications accordingly. Government funding is scarce, university courses do not cover this topic on its own and in some countries there is very little information. A lot can be learned from sharing information and having access to research, facts and figures.

Within this short book, there are nation reports which provide data about the following:

- Data about the population of women in prison;

- Details about the female prison estate;

- An overview of important research;

- Links to other organizations.

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