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NCJ Number: NCJ 241313     Find in a Library
Title: Pathways to Prison: Impact of Victimization in the Lives of Incarcerated Women
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Author(s): Dana D. DeHart
  Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:14  Issue:12  Dated:December 2008  Pages:1362 to 1381
Date Published: 12/2008
Page Count: 20
  Annotation: This study examined ways in which victimization may contribute to criminal involvement among incarcerated women.
Abstract: This study examines ways in which victimization may contribute to criminal involvement among incarcerated women. The authors conduct interviews with 60 women in a maximum-security prison to gather each woman’s perspective on psychological, physical, and sexual victimization in her life. Qualitative analyses indicate ways that victimization relates directly to women’s crimes as well as influences health, psychosocial functioning, or systemic involvement to create difficult situations with which the women struggle. Case histories are used to illustrate pervasive impacts of victimization, and the roles of multiple traumas and cumulative impact are discussed. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Victimization in prisons
Index Term(s): Victim crime precipitation ; Female inmates ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Gender
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 2000-WT-VX-0010
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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