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Main Conference

Type of Proposal

Paper: Empirical

Abstract

Researchers explored the role of agency in the lives of women offenders. Life history interviews were conducted with 13 women. Five themes emerged including (1) resourcefulness, (2) self-protection, (3) getting even, (4) resisting gendered expectations and (5) resisting stigma and valuing self. Findings have implications for educators and helping professionals.

Keywords

incarcerated women, life history, narrative analysis

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Stories of Agency in the Lives of Incarcerated Women

Researchers explored the role of agency in the lives of women offenders. Life history interviews were conducted with 13 women. Five themes emerged including (1) resourcefulness, (2) self-protection, (3) getting even, (4) resisting gendered expectations and (5) resisting stigma and valuing self. Findings have implications for educators and helping professionals.