Prepare an essay of 1,000-1,250 words,
Determine why studies indicate there is a higher level of mental illness in female offenders, including what factors are most significant in the higher rates of mental illness.
Describe treatment plans that exist for a female offender that may be uniquely suited to the female incarceration experience.
Discuss how a psychologist or other mental health professionals can foster positive mother/child relationships when a mother is incarcerated.
Identify appropriate methods for reintegrating female offenders, including how female offenders can be prepared for reintegration with their families and work life.
The number of women incarcerated is growing at a rapid pace. This calls for a reevaluation of our correction institutions to deal with women’s involvement in crime. Increasing numbers of arrests for property crime and public order offenses are outpacing that of men.