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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/03/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
Issue number1
Volume58
Number of pages18
Pages (from-to)86-103
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date12/11/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English

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.