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Precarious identities: ‘Young’ motherhood, desistance and stigma

Past research has shown the importance of the transformational role of motherhood in inhibiting criminal activities (e.g., law-breaking) among women offenders (Kreager, Matsueda, & Erosheva, 2010; Sharpe, 2005). The transition from offending to motherhood often motivates mothers to desist from their criminal involvement, particularly to prevent their children from experiencing negative consequences of their actions. This identity shift allows mothers to uphold their main identity as a mother and caregiver, thus acting as a continual motivation to sustain the new role (Sharpe, 2015). The article explored the relationship between maternal identities, desistance from crime, and stigmatization, and found that the role of motherhood is a strong motivating factor for women […]

(360.34 KB) | 3. November 2016 | Author: Ms Zaakira Mahreen Shahul Hameed
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Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child Units in Canadian Correctional Facilities (FRENCH)

These guidelines are predicated on the clear and compelling evidence that early mother-infant bonding supports positive future outcomes for the child, and that the child has a right to non-discrimination. In this document, we describe guiding principles, and the practices that are required for optimal child and maternal health inside a correctional facility, including the correctional context, pregnancy, birth, education, correctional and medical care, discharge planning and community partner engagement. In Canadian Correctional Facilities Canadian federal institutions, four years is the upper age for children in mother-child units; therefore, these guidelines cover children up to the age of four years. For the purpose of these guidelines, we define infant as […]

(901.61 KB) | 1. June 2016 | Author: CCPHE
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Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child Units in Canadian Correctional Facilities (ENGLISH)

These guidelines are predicated on the clear and compelling evidence that early mother-infant bonding supports positive future outcomes for the child, and that the child has a right to non-discrimination. In this document, we describe guiding principles, and the practices that are required for optimal child and maternal health inside a correctional facility, including the correctional context, pregnancy, birth, education, correctional and medical care, discharge planning and community partner engagement. In Canadian Correctional Facilities Canadian federal institutions, four years is the upper age for children in mother-child units; therefore, these guidelines cover children up to the age of four years. For the purpose of these guidelines, we define infant as […]

(1.67 MB) | 1. June 2016 | Author: CCPHE
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Women in Prison and Children of Imprisoned Mothers

Recent Developments in the United Nations Human Rights System

(244.43 KB) | 1. September 2015 | Author: Rachel Anderson
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WiP-CommentarySMRs200806-Spanish

Commentary on the SMRs and other legal standards relating to women in prison and children of imprisoned mothers (Espanol)

(1.09 MB) | 1. September 2015 | Author: Rachel Anderson
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WiP-CommentarySMRs200806-French

Commentary on the SMRs and other legal standards relating to women in prison and children of imprisoned mothers (French)

(2.51 MB) | 1. September 2015 | Author: Rachel Anderson
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WiP CommentarySMRs200806-English

Commentary on the SMRs and other legal standards relating to women in prison and children of imprisoned mothers (English)

(1.27 MB) | 1. September 2015 | Author: Rachel Anderson
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Argentine Federal Penitentiary Service – Assistance Program for English-Speaking Women Prisoners

Argentine Federal Penitentiary Service – Assistance Program for English-Speaking Women Prisoners

(57.43 KB) | 1. September 2015 | Author: Rachel Anderson
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