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NCJ Number: 186178 Find in a Library
Title: Sentencing Female Offenders in New South Wales
Journal: Sentencing Trends  Issue:20  Dated:May 2000  Pages:1-8
Author(s): Patrizia Poletti
Editor(s): Ivan Potas
Date Published: May 2000
Page Count: 8
Document: HTML
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: An analysis was conducted, within the New South Wales judicial system, on the types of offenses committed and the sentences imposed on women from 1995 to 1999. The study demonstrates a change in sentencing trends and patterns over time with special attention directed to the use of imprisonment as a sanction against women.
Abstract: Data was gathered from court statistics collected from the local courts and higher courts of New South Wales for the period 1995–1999. Statistics show trial and sentence cases that resulted in a determined sentencing outcome for a principal offense (the offense attracting the severest penalty). An analysis was conducted on the nature of the offenses, the sentencing outcomes, and factors associated with discrepancies between males and females. Several conclusions were drawn from the study, as well as factors that may have contributed to the patterns in sentencing female offenders. Tables and graphs
Main Term(s): Female offenders
Index Term(s): Female crime patterns; Male female offender comparisons; New South Wales; Sentencing statistics; Sentencing trends
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