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CriminalJustice 1Criminal Justice Research to Practice

Life History Models of Female Offending: The Roles of Serious Mental Illness and Trauma in Women’s Pathways to Jail
Authors: DeHart, D., Lynch, S., Belknap, J., Dass-Brailsford, P., & Green, B.
Description: This study explores the resaons behind female offending, inlcuding the role of trauma and mental health.
Based on: DeHart, D., Lynch, S., Belknap, J., Dass-Brailsford, P., & Green, B. (2014). Life history models of female offending: The roles of serious mental illness and trauma in women’s pathways to jail.Psychology of Women Quarterly,38(1), 138-151.
Date Posted: February 16, 2015
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Childhood Instability and Girls’ Delinquency: Role of Changes in Schools, Homes, and Caregivers
Authors: McLeer, J., & DeHart, D.
Description: This study examines the relationships between delinquency (e.g., substance use, running away) and indicators of childhood instability.
Based on: McLeer, J., & DeHart, D. (2013). Childhood instability and girls’ delinquency: Role of changes in schools, homes, and caregivers.Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma,6(1), 74-89.
Date Posted: Jnuary 17, 2015
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Family Influences on female offenders’ substance use: The role of adverse childhood events among incarcerated women
Authors: Melissa A. Bowles, Dana D. DeHart and Jennifer Reid Webb
Description: This study builds upon a previous examination of incarcerated women. It more closely examines why female criminal offenders begin to develop a reliance on substance use and how this use can lead to other criminal activity.
Citation: Bowles, M. A., DeHart, D. & Webb, J. R. (2012). Family Influences on female offenders’ substance use: The role of adverse childhood events among incarcerated women. Journal of Family Violence, 27, 681–686.
Date Posted: October 2, 2014
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A Multisite Study of the Prevalence of Serious Mental Illness, PTSD, and Substance Use Disorders of Women in Jail
Authors: Shannon M. Lynch, Dana D. DeHart, Joanne Belknap, Bonnie L. Green, Priscilla Dass-Brailsford, Kristine A. Johnson and Elizabeth Whalley
Description: This research project studies a random sample of women in jails in South Carolina, the metropolitan area of Washington, DC, Colorado, and Idaho. The results suggest the critical need for a comprehensive mental health assessment as women enter the criminal justice system.
Citation: Lynch, S. M., DeHart, D. D., Belknap, J.E., Green, B. L. Dass-Brailsford, P., Johnson, K. A., and Whalley, E. (2014). A multisite study of the prevalence of serious mental illness, PTSD, and substance use disorders of women in jail. Psychiatric Services in Advance, 3, 1-5.
Date Posted: October 2, 2014
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Pathways to Prison: Impact Victimization in the Lives of Incarcerated Women
Authors: Dana DeHart
Description: This project examines the direct and indirect ways in which victimization of women contributed to their criminal involvement. Case examples illustrate findings and inform practice recommendations.
Citation: DeHart (2008). Pathways to prison: Impact victimization in the lives of incarcerated women. Violence Against Women,14, 12, 1362-1381.
Date Posted: October 2, 2014
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