Parenting roles and experiences of abuse in women offenders: review of the offender intake assessments

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Gordana Eljdupovic-Guzina
Correctional Services of Canada
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Ottawa, ON

Explores and outlines trends regarding parenting roles and experiences of abuse among women offenders based on data available in the Offender Intake Assessments (OIA). Offers an updated look at issues that are relevant to women offenders such as mothering and histories of abuse. Results support the necessity to continue to assist women in dealing with issues that may stem from their histories of abuse and in their roles as mothers. Concludes with recommendations for future research.