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Women and Sentencing: Challenges and Choices

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Baroness Corston’s report: A review of women with particular vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system made a series of recommendations to bring about improvements in relation to the treatment of women in the criminal justice system. Now, some six years after her report, we find that it is well recognised that women face very different hurdles from men in their journey towards a law abiding life, and that responding appropriately and effectively to the problems that bring women into the criminal justice system require a distinct approach. (Justice Select Committee report: Women Offenders: After the Corston Report. Second Report of Sessions 2013–2014. London: House of Commons.)

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Gelsthorpe, L., Sharpe, G. (2015). Women and Sentencing: Challenges and Choices. In: Roberts, J.V. (eds) Exploring Sentencing Practice in England and Wales. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137390400_7

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