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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.
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  • General Material
November 2009

Working with Battered Women in Jail: A Manual for Community-Based Battered Women's Advocates

It is our hope that this manual will challenge assumptions, foster critical thinking, and provide a fundamental understanding of the needs of battered women in jail. Our goal is to support an ever-expanding community of people providing effective advocacy to battered women in jail.
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  • General Material
February 2009

A Call for Change: Protecting the Rights of LGBTQ Detainees

This article explores the danger of sexual violence experienced by LGBTQ prisoners. Reporting on the inmate survey mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), this article includes recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring safety, training staff, and responding to reports of sexual violence.
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  • General Material
March 2004

Narrative Art and Incarcerated Abused Women

Author(s): Rachel Marie-Crane Williams
This article describes an alternative arts program for abused women in prison which could be adapted to fit any service setting.