Resources

Readings on Incarcerated Women

Prepared by Dr. Susan Sharp ~ April, 2010

Allard, P. (2007). Research to action.  Women & Criminal Justice, 17(2), 27-42.

Arriola, K. J., Smith, L. S., & Farrow, M. (2006).  Criminalizing the victim:  Interpersonal violence in the lives of incarcerated women.  In R. L. Braithwite, K. J. Arriola, & C. Newkirk (Eds.), Health issues among incarcerated women (3-17).  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press.

Arriola, K. J., Braithewaite, R. L., & Newkirk, C. (2006).  An overview of incarcerated women’s health.  In R. L. Braithwite, K. J. Arriola, & C. Newkirk (Eds.), Health issues among incarcerated  women (3-17).  New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press.

Atwood, J. (2000).  Too much time:  Women in prison. London, England:  Phaidon Press Limited.

Belknap, J. E. (2001).  The invisible women:  Gender, crime, and justice (second edition). Belmont, CA:  Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.

Belknap, J. E., & Holsinger, K. (2006).  The gendered nature of risk factors for delinquency.  Feminist Criminology, 1 (1), 48-71.

Blanchette, K., & Brown, S. L. (2006). The assessment and treatment of women offenders:  An integrative perspective.  Chichester, England:  John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Bliss, M. J., Cook, S. L., & Kaslow, N. J.  (2006).  An ecological approach to understanding incarcerated women’s responses to abuse.  Women & Therapy, 29 (3/4), 97-116.

Bloom, B. (Ed.). (2003). Gendered justice:  Addressing female offenders. Durham, NC:  Carolina Academic Press.

Bloom, B., Owen, B., & Covington, S. (2002).  Gender-responsive strategies: A summary of research, practice, and guiding principles for women offenders.  Washington, D.C.:  National Institute of Corrections.

Braithwite, R. L., Arriola, K. J., & Newkirk, C. (Eds.), Health issues among incarcerated  women. New Brunswick, NJ:  Rutgers University Press

Brown, L. S., & Ballou, M. (2002).  Rethinking mental health & disorder:  Feminist  perspectives.  New York, NY:  The Guilford Press.

Bruns, C. M. & Lesko, T. M. (1999).  In the belly of the beast. Women & Therapy, 22(2), 69-85.

Chesney-Lind, M. & Pasko. P. (2004).  The female offender: Girls, women and crime. Thousand Oaks: Sage Press, Inc.

Cook, S. L., Smith, S. G., Tusher, C. P., & Raiford, J. (2005).  Self-reports of traumatic events in a random sample of incarcerated women. Women & Criminal Justice, 16 (1/2), 107-126.

Cook, S. L., Smith, S. G.,  Tusher, C. P., & Raiford, J. (2005).  Self-reports of traumatic events in a random sample of incarcerated women. Women & Criminal Justice, 16 (1/2), 107-126.

Edwards, V, J., Holden, G. W., Felitti, V. J. & Anda, R. F. (2003). Relationship between multiple forms of childhood maltreatment and adult mental health in community respondents: Results from the adverse childhood experiences study. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160(8), 1453-1460.

Enos, S. (2001).  Mothering from the inside:  Parenting in a women’s prison. Albany, NY:  State University of New York Press.

George, E. (2010).  A woman doing life:  Notes from a prison for women.  Oxford, England:  Oxford University Press.

Girshick, L.B. (1999).  No safe haven:  Stories of women in prison.  Boston:  Northeastern University Press.

Glaze, L. E., & Maruschak, L. M. (2008).  Parents in prison and their minor children, (NCJ 222984). Washington, D.C.:  Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved 1/29/10 from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/pptmc.pdf

Gonnerman, J. (2004).  Life on the outside:  The prison odyssey of Elaine Bartlett. New York, NY:  Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Goodman, L. A., & Epstein, D. (2008).  Listening to battered women:  A survivor-centered approach to advocacy, mental health, and justice. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Hannah-Moffat, K. (2009).  Gridlock or mutability:  Reconsidering “gender” and risk assessment. Criminology & Public Policy, 8(1), 209-219

Haney, L. A. (2010). Offending women:  Power, punishment, and the regulation of desire. Berkeley, CA:  University of California Press.

Harden, J., & Hill, M. (Eds). (1998). Breaking the rules:  Women in prison and feminist therapy.  Binghamton, NY:  The Harrington Park Press.

Herman, J. L. (1992).  Trauma and recovery.   New York, New York: BasicBooks.

Kruttschnitt, C., & Macmillan, R. (2006).  The violent victimization of women:  A life course perspective.  In K. Heimer & C. Kruttschnitt (Eds), Gender and crime:  Patterns in victimization and offending, (278-334).   New York, NY:  New York University Press.

Law, V. (2009).  Resistance behind bars:  The struggles of incarcerated women. Oakland, CA:  PM Press.

Leeder, E. (Ed.). (2006).  Inside and out:  Women, prison, and therapy.  [Special issue].  Women & Therapy, 29(3/4).

Marcus-Mendoza, S. T. (2004).  Feminist therapy behind bars.  Women’s Studies   Quarterly, 32 (3/4), 49-60.

Marcus-Mendoza, S. T., Klein-Saffran, J., & Lutze, F. (1998).  A feminist examination of boot camp prison programs for women.  Women & Therapy, 21 (1), 173-185.

Marcus-Mendoza, S. T., Sargent, E., & Chong Ho, Y. (1994).  Changing perceptions of the etiology of crime:  The relationship between abuse and female criminality.  Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium, 1, 13-23.

Marcus-Mendoza, S., & Wright, E. (2004).  Decontextualizing female criminality:  Treating abused women in prison in the United States.  Feminism & Psychology, 14(2), 250-255.

Morash, M. (2009).  A great debate over using the Level of ServiceInventory-Revised (LSI-R) with women offenders.  Criminology & Public Policy, 8(1), 173-181

Morash, M., & Schram, P. 2002. The prison experience:  Special issues of  women in prison.  Long Grove, IL:  Waveland Press, Inc.

O’Brien, P.  (2001) Making it in the free world:  Women in transition from prison. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Owen, B. (1998). “In the mix”: Struggle and survival in a women’s prison. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Pitman, L. (2010). Oklahoma Department of Corrections Female Offender Operations Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Report. http://www.doc.state.ok.us/field/female/FY%202009%20Female%20Offender%20Operations%20Annual%20Report-A.pdf

Pollock, J.  (1998).  Counseling women in prison. Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Press, Inc.

Quina, K., & Brown, L. S. (Eds). (2007). Trauma and dissociation in convicted offenders: Issues of gender, science, and treatment. New York: The Haworth Press.

Richie, B. E. (1996).  Compelled to crime:  The gender entrapment of battered black women.   New York, New York:  Routledge.

Salisbury, E. J., Van Voorhis, P., and Spiropoulos, G. V. (2009).  The predictive validity  of a gender-responsive needs assessment:  An exploratory study.  Crime & Delinquency, 55 (4), 550-585.

Schram, P., & Koons-Witt, B. (2004).  Gendered (in)justice:  Theory and practice in feminist criminology. Long Grove, IL:  Waveland Press.

Sharp, S. F., (Ed). (2003). The incarcerated woman:  Rehabilitative programming in women’s prisons.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall.

Sharp, S. F. (2005).  Oklahoma Study of Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children: Phase III.  Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

Sharp, S. F. (2006). It’s Not Just Men Anymore: The Criminal Justice System and Women in the 21st Century. The Criminologist, 31 (2).

Sharp, S. F. (2008) The Real Cost of Incarcerating Mothers :Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children. Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

Sharp, S. F.  (2008) Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children. Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.

Sharp, S. F., & Marcus-Mendoza, S. T.  (2001). It’s a family affair: Incarcerated women and their families.  Women & Criminal Justice, 12(4), 21-49.

Sharp, S.  F. & Pain, P. (2010). Oklahoma Study of Incarcerated Women and Their Children, 2009. Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. http://www.okkids.org/documents/Study%20of%20Incarcerated%20Women%20and%20Their%20Children%20-%20Report%20-%202010%20(Final).pdf

Sheehan, R. McIvor, G., & Trotter, C. (Eds.). (2007). What works with women offenders. Devon, England:  Willan Publishing.

Sobel, W. J., West, H. C. & Cooper, M.  (2009). Prisoners in 2008.  Washington, D.C.: Bureau of Justice Statistics.  Retrieved 1/29/10 from http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/p08.pdf.

Sommers, E. K. (1995).  Voices from within:  Women who have broken the law. Toronto, Canada:  University of Toronto Press.

Talvi. S. J. A. (2007). Women behind bars:  The crisis of women in the U. S. prison system. Emeryville, CA:  Seal Press.

Trounstine, J. (2001).  Shakespeare behind bars:  The power of drama in a women’s  prison.  New York, NY:  St. Martin’s Press.

U. S. Department of Justice.  (1999). Substance abuse treatment: State and Federal prisoners, 1997.  Washington, D.C: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Van Voorhis, P., Salisbury, E., Wright, E. & Bauman, A. (2007).  The NIC gender responsive assessment project:  Results at 2 years.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta.

Williams, L. M. (Ed.). (2004). Women, crime, and the criminal justice system. [Special issue].  Women’s Studies Quarterly, 32 (3&4).

Wright, E. M., Salisbury, E. J., & Van Voorhis, P. (2007).  Predicting the prison misconducts of women offenders:  The importance of gender-responsive needs.              Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 23 (4), 310-340.

Young, V., & Reviere, R. (2006).  Women behind bars:  Gender and race in U.S. prisons.  Boulder, CO:  Lynne Rienner Publishers

Zaplin, R. (2008).  Female offenders:  Critical perspectives and effective interventions. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Zlotnick, C. (2002). Treatment of incarcerated women with substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder, final report.  Rockville, MD: National Criminal Justice Referencing Service (NCJRS).

Link to the research on Oklahoma inmates published in the Journal of the Oklahoma Criminal Justice Research Consortium: http://www.doc.state.ok.us/offenders/ocjrc/index.htm