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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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Parenting Roles And Experiences Of Abuse In Women Offenders: Review Of The Offender Intake Assessments

METHOD

Sample

The sample used for this study consisted of 426 women who were admitted to one of the federal women's institutions between January 1, 1996 and March 31, 1998, and whose Offender Intake Assessments contained Domain Comments. The average age was 32.4, the youngest being 18 and the oldest 62. In terms of racial or ethnic background, the sample consisted of 20.7% Aboriginal women, 2.3% Asian women, 14.1% Black women, 52% Caucasian women, 5.6% reported other, and for 5% the information on racial or ethnic origin was missing.