Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School

Research on the Causes, Conditions, and Consequences of Women’s Imprisonment

In early summer 2013, the Center completed a comparative study on the causes, conditions, and consequences of women's imprisonment. The Center's research was presented by Executive Director Liz Brundige at an expert group meeting on women's incarceration convened by the University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic to inform the work of Rashida Manjoo, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. In August 2013, Special Rapporteur Manjoo submitted a report, Pathways to, Conditions and Consequences of Incarceration for Women, to the UN General Assembly. The report cited the Center's research in this area and the Center's 2011 report, From Protection to Punishment: Post-Conviction Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants in New York State.