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Annual Nigel Walker Lecture: Challenging a Gender Response Approach to Female Offending

When Jun 15, 2017
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Institute of Criminology
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The 20th annual Nigel Walker lecture will be held on 15 June at the Institute of Criminology. Professor Candace Kruttschnitt (University of Toronto) will speak on: "Challenging a Gender Response Approach to Female Offending: Does the Empirical Research Bear Out this Perspective?"

Women offenders have always been considered a distinct problem for policymakers and the correctional community: too small to warrant too much attention or too many resources, yet distinct enough to generate a different causal and restorative approach. The current gender responsive approach has gained considerable purchase in the correctional community but in this lecture, I question whether it actually reflects what we know about women’s pathways to prison and whether it can address the contexts that lead to offending and eventually imprisonment.

Candace Kruttschnitt is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement.

To book a seat please contact Joanne Garner, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA
Tel: 01223 335360 Email:

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