Freda Alder's Analysis

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Freda Alder has claimed, “At their essence women and men are more similar than dissimilar. Some saw this as unsettling and challenged this idea because they proposed that they were very different in the sense of their preferences, beliefs, and behavior. She is correct in the way that they engage in as much crime as men and have the same needs, but their risk needs in correctional institutions and in communities do differ. I believe that men and women need different programs and different treatment from one another because as much as they are alike, they are different. Each gender responds to situations and treatments differently. Women have been treated as if they were “non-existent” throughout prisons, but that is changing as more women enter

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