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... of Female Offenders in the Criminal Justice System: Good, Bad, or Insane Take to consider these facts: the number of women in prison has tripled in the past decade in the UK. Between 1992 and 2002, the number of women prisoners rose from around 1300 to well over 4000. There are now more women in prison than at any time since 1901. An estimated 8,000 children are affected each year as a result of their mother's imprisonment (Page, 2003). As these statistics show, the situation of female offenders seems to be alarmingly bad.
Thus, female offenders are recently in focus by the criminal justice system in terms of their misdemeanours and their various needs. For some time, many social scientists have igno...