Gender in Sentencing

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Gender in Sentencing
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2015-05-05 13:52:38
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Gender in Sentencing
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  1. evidence of lenient sentencing
    women treated more leniently in the CJS

    • 2012/13
    • 15% of men trialled received custodial sentence
    • 7% of women trialled received custodial sentences
    • high prop of women recieved 3/4 months
    • but men more likely to receive 2-4 years or more

    difference in nature of offending?
  2. difference in nature of offending
    Farrington and Morris (1983) found that men recieved more severe sentences as they committed more serious offences
  3. but leniency continues despite the nature of offence!
    shoplifting
    • Dowds and Hedderman (1997) 
    • stereotypically female/petty offence
    • women more likely to be discharged or given a probation order
    • less likely to be charged/given custody
  4. violent offences
    • stereotypically male
    • Dowds and Hedddermen (1997) found that for first time offenders sentences were similar
    • repeat - women less likely to be given a custodial sentence

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