A női börtönnépességről

Juhász Zsuzsanna: A női börtönnépességről. In: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica, (72) 1-22. pp. 263-287. (2009)

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The number of women is prison in Europe is growing. Despite this increase women are still a minority of the prison population. Because of the relatively small number of women prisoners there are fewer prisons which accomodate women. This means that women are imprisoned further away from home, cutting family ties. Because the majority of prisoners are male there is a lack of data and information available on issues surrounding women is prison. Women with diverse needs are held together. This can mean unsuitable security classifications and regimes may be used. It's especially hard for minority groups such as female juveniles, women are foreign nationals, women prisoners awaiting trial and female prisoners over the age of fifty to have their specific needs addressed. Because of their smaller numbers, there tends to be a lack of rehabilitations and training programmes and health care specifically for women's needs. There is a lack of information available on the numbers of women in european prisons with HIV/AIDS. However, a large proportion of women in prison have been victims of sexual abuse, which may have exposed them to a heightened risk of HIV infection. Because of alcohol and drug use and their lifestyle, female prisoners are more vulnerable to a large number of physical health problems than men. Offences connected with illicit drugs are a major cause of women's imprisonment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Acta Universitatis Szegediensis : acta juridica et politica
Date: 2009
Volume: 72
Number: 1-22
ISSN: 0324-6523
Page Range: pp. 263-287
Language: Hungarian, English
Publisher: Szegedi Tudományegyetem Állam- és Jogtudományi Karának tudományos bizottsága
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/37949/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Börtön - női
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.04. Sociology
05. Social sciences > 05.05. Law
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 11:11
Last Modified: 2023. Nov. 14. 15:25
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/7413

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