Freda Adler came up with an approach explaining that when women are freeed from the restraint of traditional ideals, they are "liberated" to commit crimes (a more masculine trait)
They focus on why women commit crimes, such as a reponse to abuse.
They also challenge mascline bias in the court systems, such as the sentencing of boot camp.
The annual growth rate for female incarceration has been showed to be higher for females since 1995. Females account for 7% of all US prisoners. The highest amount of female detainee's was in the US (183,400), followed by China (79,280), Russia (55,400) and Thailand (28,450).
Women are more likely to be 1) serving their first sentence, 2) be the the primary caregiver of their children, 3) be victims of sexual abuse and trauma and, 4) to suffer from depression.
In 2000, about 80,000 women in prisons had an estimated 200,000 children under the age of 18.