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NCJ Number: 127983 Find in a Library
Title: Gender Bias Study of the Supreme Judicial Court
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Supreme Court Justices
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Boston, MA 02108
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Gender Bias Study Committee of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court regarding the treatment of female offenders within the court system and penal institutions.
Abstract: It focused on the treatment of women in such areas as bail, sentencing, and probation and compared treatment received by male inmates in similar situations. In addition the status of women was examined at the Awaiting Trial Unit (ATU) at MCI-Framingham. The Committee also investigated the treatment of male and female juvenile offenders in the juvenile justice system, particularly the way social service agencies and the courts respond to the needs of the children, and differential treatment of the sexes. In addition, programs offered by the Department of Youth Services (DYS) and by Department of Social Services (DDS) were examined regarding availability of particular types of programs and courts' placement of children in these programs.
Main Term(s): Male female offender comparisons
Index Term(s): Bail/Financial Release; Juvenile offenders; Massachusetts; Sentencing/Sanctions
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