Gender and cultural differences in violent offenders: An examination of risk assessment results of Western Australian prisoners

Menna Gower

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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The aim of this thesis was to investigate the gender and cultural differences in risk assessment and treatment for offenders, with a focus on violent offenders. Participants were incarcerated offenders assessed May 2014-February 2017 using the LS/RNR and the VRS. The results indicated gender and cultural differences in risk assessment for both general and violent offenders. The empirical research on risk assessment and treatment of female offenders supports the need to assess and treat female offenders differently from their male counterparts. This led to a discussion on the gender-responsive practices international and national jurisdictions have implemented and any key results.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Saunders, Julie, Supervisor
  • Morgan, Frank, Supervisor
  • Spiranovic, Caroline, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date13 Nov 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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