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NCJ Number: 120260 Find in a Library
Title: Recent Increase in the Female Prison Muster
Author(s): S Kettles
Corporate Author: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Policy and Research Division
New Zealand
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: Women are now being imprisoned in New Zealand for more serious and violent offenses, and their number is approaching the maximum capacity of the women's prisons.
Abstract: This report examines data on the numbers and characteristics of female prisoners, the seriousness of their offenses, the severity of their sentences and the proportions actually served in quarter year periods from 1982 to 1988. Results show that female prison muster reached a low in 1986, attributable to the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act of 1985, but since then has increased and is expected to continue increasing. 13 tables, 9 figures, 3 appendixes.
Main Term(s): Female inmates
Index Term(s): Female crime patterns; New Zealand
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