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NCJ Number: 41037 Find in a Library
Title: BACKGROUND OF WOMEN IN PRISON
Author(s): M DEWDNEY; M MINER
Corporate Author: New South Wales
Dept of Corrective Services
Australia
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: New South Wales
Sydney, 2001, Australia
Publication Number: NO 7
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: BOOKLET CONTAINS STATISTICAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON WOMEN IN AUSTRALIAN PRISONS.
Abstract: A LITTLE UNDER HALF THE WOMEN IN THE SURVEY WERE LESS THAN 25 YEARS OF AGE, AND 40 PERCENT OF THEM WERE SINGLE. A THREE YEAR FOLLOW-UP ON RECIDIVISM WAS ALSO CONDUCTED. SIXTY PERCENT OF THE WOMEN HAD AT LEAST ONE CHILD. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE WOMEN WHEN THEY HAD LEFT SCHOOL WAS 14. ONE-THIRD OF THE WOMEN STATED THAT THEY WERE NOT EMPLOYED PRIOR TO INCARCERATION. FIFTY-0NE PERCENT OF THE WOMEN SAID THEY HAD HELD FROM TWO TO SIX JOBS. OTHER STATISTICAL INFORMATION GATHERED WAS ON THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARDS WORK, TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT PREFERRED, AND REASONS FOR IMPRISONMENT....BDS
Index Term(s): Australia; Female offenders; Inmates; Recidivism; Sampling; Statistics
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