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NCJ Number: 206706 Find in a Library
Title: Statistics on Women and the Criminal Justice System, 2003
Corporate Author: Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Information and Publications Group
United Ki
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 62
Sponsoring Agency: Great Britain Home Office
London SW1H 9AT, England
Great Britain Home Office Research Development and Statistics Directorate
London, SW1H 9AT, England
Publication Number: ISBN 1-84473-158-8
Sale Source: Great Britain Home Office
Communication Development Unit
Research Development and Statistics Directorate
Room 264, Home Office
50 Queen Anne's Gate
London SW1H 9AT,
United Kingdom
Type: Statistics
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report is a statistical compilation of the key findings from recent research on the treatment of women in the United Kingdom's criminal justice system.
Abstract: The first chapter presents data on women's demographic projections to 2006, with attention to the percentages of females in the population in various age groups. A chapter on women's offending presents statistics on known offenders, the prevalence of offending, drug arrestees, and reasons for offending. The chapter on arrests and police dispositions for women presents statistics on women's entry into the criminal justice system and cautioning. This is followed by a presentation of data on women's remand and mode of trial. A presentation of statistics on the sentencing of female offenders addresses custody rates in the magistrates' court and Crown Court, as well as a comparison of sentencing options for women offenders with those for male offenders. A chapter on community-based sentences for women focuses on the criminogenic needs of female offenders, drug treatment and testing orders, and the REAL Women program (a group work program for women convicted of property offenses). The following statistics are then presented for women in custody in the United Kingdom: general trends, female inmate population projections, offense types, fine defaulters, sentence lengths, life-sentence inmates, ethnic minorities, noncriminal inmates, age, juveniles (under 18 years old), family circumstances, a history of care and abuse, drug abuse, inmate health, health-care services, regimes, educational achievements, offenses while in prison, self-harm/suicide, living arrangements, and work experience. Recidivism statistics for female offenders are presented in another chapter. Data on female crime victims are presented for the following offense types: domestic violence, robbery, "indecent assault," homicide, rape, and stalking. The concluding chapter contains data on female practitioners in the criminal justice system. Extensive tables and figures and 37 references
Main Term(s): Criminal justice statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Corrections statistics; Female offenders; Female victims; Foreign criminal justice personnel; Foreign criminal justice research; Inmate statistics; Recidivism statistics; Sentencing statistics
Note: A Home Office publication under Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991
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