Characteristics of Female Offenders

Characteristics of Female Offenders

Characteristics of Female Offenders

Order Description

Required
? Hanser, R. D., Mire, S. M., & Braddock, A. (2011). Correctional counseling. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
o Chapter 11, “Female Offenders and Correctional Counseling” (pp. 279?304)
? Feeley, D. (2006). Personality, environment, and the causes of white-collar crime. Law & Psychology, 30, 201?213.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
? Walters, G. D., & Geyer, M. D. (2004). Criminal thinking and identity in male white-collar offenders.Criminal Justice and Behavior, 31(3), 263?281.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Application: Characteristics of Female Offenders
Leona Helmsley, Martha Stewart, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, Susan Smith, and Andrea Yates are some of the famous, or infamous, females who have recently spent time in correctional forensic treatment settings. These women were media “favorites,” and while their crimes were certainly worthy of attention, what is more telling and compelling is that these women exhibited many common features shared by female offenders. When considering what these and other female offenders have in common, it is obvious that such features have implications for treatment approaches, the treatment itself, and the measurement of treatment success.
To prepare for this Assignment:
o Consider the features common to female offenders, and think about how these features affect treatment approaches and their treatment outcomes.
o Select at least two of the features common to female offenders to use for this Assignment.
o Think about the implications of these specific features when selecting treatment approaches and treatment outcomes that might be appropriate and effective for female offenders. Consider how these features would affect treatment itself.
The Assignment (1?2 pages):
o Identify and briefly describe the two features common to female offenders that you selected for this Assignment.
o Explain how and why each of these features is common among female offenders.
o Explain the implications of each feature on treatment approaches and treatment outcomes for female offenders. Be specific, and provide examples.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the resources for this course.