SpringerBriefs in Psychology

Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs

How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives

Authors: Collica, Kimberly

  • This book focuses on offenders pursuing careers and how such careers serve as a major life transition, changing the criminal trajectory
  • Examines the process of female desistance from crime
  • Gives new literature on the rehabilitative effects of prison-based HIV peer programming
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About this book

​ ​This book highlights a neglected area in the field of rehabilitation of female offenders with AIDS.  It provides data to show how women, working as HIV peer educators in prison, utilize their peer experiences as a transition point for rehabilitation both inside and outside of the penitentiary. HIV and prison are inextricably linked and education has proved to be the one constant that mitigates the spread of both HIV and crime. Research on female inmates in general is not frequent and this book presents unique qualitative data that includes rich accounts from the women themselves. It illustrates the benefits derived by female inmates who work in an HIV prison-based peer program, while adding to the criminology literature on female patterns of criminality and rehabilitation. It provides a greater understanding of how prison programs affect the processes of criminal desistance and behavioral changes for female inmates. Women involved in such programming are able to change the criminal trajectory of their life direction.  contributing to reduced levels of recidivism and institutional disciplinary infractions.  The implications for these programs is relevant within the broader perspective of women, HIV and incarceration.      ​

About the authors

Dr. Kimberly Collica is a Professor of the Justice Studies Department at Berkeley College. Prior to teaching, Dr. Collica worked in a women's correctional facility in New York State coordinating an HIV prison-based peer education program and for the Westchester County Department of Correction supervising their jail-based transitional services unit. She has extensive experience working with correctional populations and has over ten years of teaching and training experience in this area. Dr. Collica serves as a TOT (Train the Trainers) for the NYS Department of Health/AIDS Institute and has been responsible for training professionals in HIV- related issues in the NYS Metropolitan area. Dr. Collica has a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, a M.Phil from the Graduate School and University Center, a MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College, and a BA in Criminology from John Jay College. Her research has focused on female inmates, rehabilitation, reintegration, and issues surrounding HIV prison-based peer programming.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Women, Prison and, HIV: An Introduction

    Collica, Kimberly

    Pages 1-16

  • Crime Trajectories and Crime Desistance

    Collica, Kimberly

    Pages 17-24

  • Female Offenders and the Inmate Subculture

    Collica, Kimberly

    Pages 25-34

  • The Effects of Prison-Based Programming

    Collica, Kimberly

    Pages 35-43

  • The Success of HIV Prison-Based Peer Programming

    Collica, Kimberly

    Pages 45-74

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5110-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5109-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Female Prisoners, AIDS, and Peer Programs
Book Subtitle
How Female Offenders Transform Their Lives
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Psychology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5110-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5110-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5109-9
Series ISSN
2192-8363
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 94
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics