Women as co-offenders:Pathways into Crime and Offending Motivations

Weare, Siobhan Francesca and Barlow, Charlotte Frederica (2019) Women as co-offenders:Pathways into Crime and Offending Motivations. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 58 (1). pp. 86-103. ISSN 1468-2311

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Abstract

This article reports on a qualitative study in the UK of women as co-offenders, their pathways into crime and offending motivations. What was found in the analysis of the women’s narratives was that whilst co-offending relationships were a central pathway into offending, this often intersected with other circumstances in the women’s lives, including drug addiction, socio-economic circumstances and ‘significant life events’. These findings suggest work with this cohort of women must recognise the complexities and contexts of co-offending to understand and accurately represent women’s experiences.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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127914
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Deposited On:
02 Oct 2018 13:16
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Yes
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Published
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28 Mar 2020 05:42