Pathways to Prison

  title={Pathways to Prison},
  author={Dana Dehart},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1362 - 1381}
  • D. Dehart
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Psychology, Sociology, Law
  • Violence Against Women
This study examines ways in which victimization may contribute to criminal involvement among incarcerated women. The authors conduct interviews with 60 women in a maximum-security prison to gather each woman's perspective on psychological, physical, and sexual victimization in her life. Qualitative analyses indicate ways that victimization relates directly to women's crimes as well as influences health, psychosocial functioning, or systemic involvement to create difficult situations with which… 

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