Comparing Gender-Responsive and Traditional Approaches to Community Supervision

Comparing Gender-Responsive and Traditional Approaches to Community Supervision Sex Roles (2011) 65:133–136 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9909-9 BOOK REVIEW Comparing Gender-Responsive and Traditional Approaches to Community Supervision Women on Probation and Parole: A Feminist Critique of Community Programs & Services. By Merry Morash, Northeastern University Press, Boston, MA, 2010. 183 pp. $24.95 (paperback). ISBN-10: 1555537200 Sara Goodkind Published online: 14 December 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Recent data indicate that well over 1 million women in the with the best of intentions, often inadvertently serve to reinforce traditional gender stereotypes (Bertrand 1999; United States are currently on probation or parole (Bonczar and Glaze 2009). Thus, the question of what approaches Erez 1989; Goodkind and Miller 2006). The second is that work best with women under community supervision is an such services increase control and punishment, by equating urgent one. Merry Morash’s new book addresses this needs and risks and enhancing control in the name of question in the U.S. context through a comparison of the treatment (Hannah-Moffat 1999, 2001, 2004). I return to a experiences of women in two neighboring counties in a discussion of these, but at this point simply want to note Northwestern U.S. state—one that provides gender- how carefully she sets up her research. As a Sex Roles Springer Journals

Comparing Gender-Responsive and Traditional Approaches to Community Supervision

Sex Roles , Volume 65 (2) – Dec 14, 2010

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