In this assignment, you address why women offenders have specific needs in reentry planning. Studies indicate there is a strong correlation between women commit crimes and who have a history of trauma.
Review the “Who Benefits From Gender Responsive Treatment?” article in this week’s University Library Readings.
Answer the following questions in a paper of at least 700 words:
- How could a correlation of past trauma contribute to a woman’s tendency to become an offender?
- Why do women who have a prior history of abuse have a higher probability to become substance abusers?
- How could poverty have an effect on women who use drugs or become offenders?
- What are some factors to consider while reentry planning for women, as well as other diverse populations, who have been victims of prior abuse?