Judging Societies by Women’s Prisons | Emily Salisbury | TEDxWashingtonCorrectionsCenterforWomen
Dr. Salisbury asks people to consider the positive social impacts that can occur by adopting policies and procedures in prisons that start with women in mind. Given that women inmates are oftentimes dismissed or ignored among prisons systems, Salisbury illustrates the social and legal consequences of placing policies on women inmates that were originally designed for men. Fortunately, gender-responsive strategies exist to help agencies adopt more effective policies, creating a safer society for all of us.
Emily J. Salisbury is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Salisbury’s primary research interests include correctional assessment and treatment intervention strategies, with a particular focus on female offenders and gender-responsive policy. She was the project director of two research sites that developed and validated the Women’s Risk/Needs Assessment instruments, which is a series of correctional assessments specifically designed to treat the needs of justice-involved women.