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Title: SENTENCING AND RELEASE PRACTICES FOR WOMEN COMMITTED TO SCI (STATE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION) MUNCY (PA), 1957-58 AND 1971-73
Author(s): N F RENNER
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Sale Source: Pennsylvania Program for Women and Girl Offenders
1530 Chestnut Street
Suite 711
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States of America

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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION ON 221 WOMEN RELEASED DURING 1957-58 AND 354 WOMEN RELEASED DURING 1971-73, UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE TRENDS IN SENTENCING AND OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS FOR PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN.
Abstract: THE PURPOSES OF THE STUDY WERE: 1) TO DOCUMENT FOR WHAT OFFENSES WOMEN FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE STATE HAD BEEN SENTENCED TO MUNCY IN RECENT YEARS, COMPARED WITH AN EARLIER TIME PERIOD TOGETHER WITH THEIR PREVIOUS HISTORY OF CONTACTS WITH THE LAW; 2) TO DETERMINE WHAT SENTENCES WERE GIVEN TO WOMEN FOR THESE OFFENSES AND HOW MUCH TIME THEY ACTUALLY SERVED ON THEIR SENTENCES; 3) TO GATHER SOCIAL CENSUS INFORMATION ABOUT THESE WOMEN, AS RECORDED AND EVALUATED BY INSTITUTIONAL STAFF. FOR EACH GROUP OF RELEASEES, DATA IS PRESENTED ON THE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF THE POPULATION, OFFENSE PATTERNS, CRIMINAL HISTORY, SENTENCING AND TIME SERVED ON SENTENCES, AND SOCIAL CENSUS CHARACTERISTICS. THE STUDY SHOWED THAT MORE WOMEN ARE CURRENTLY BEING SENTENCED TO SCI MUNCY THAN IN PAST DECADES. MOST OF THE INCREASED NUMBERS ARE YOUNGER WOMEN. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT THE PERCENTAGES OF WOMEN SENTENCED FOR NARCOTICS, FORGERY AND ROBBERY HAVE INCREASED; THOSE SENTENCED FOR THEFT AND BURGLARY HAVE DECREASED; AND THOSE SENTENCED FOR HOMICIDE AND ASSAULT HAVE REMAINED ABOUT THE SAME. OTHER FINDINGS ARE REPORTED AS WELL. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Correctional institutions (adult); Criminal histories; Demography; Female offenders; Females; Future trends; Inmates; Pennsylvania; Sentencing trends; Sentencing/Sanctions
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