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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
July 2015

Women's Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration

Author(s): Melissa E. Dichter
Violence perpetrated against women and girls increases their risk of arrest and incarceration; this paper examines the intersections of violence that are forcing abused girls and women into the criminal justice system not as victims, but as offenders.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
July 2015

Women’s Experiences of Abuse as a Risk Factor for Incarceration: A Research Update

Author(s): Melissa E. Dichter, Sue Osthoff
This Applied Research paper provides an update to Mary Gilfus’ (2002) publication on the pathways from victimization to incarceration among women and girls, based on the relevant research published in the past 12 years. This research provides additional findings about the extent of victimization experienced by women and girls under correctional control, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which experience of victimization can lead to incarceration.