Discriminatory treatment of women offenders


In the UK, by far the majority of women offenders are sentenced for theft-related crimes or non-payment of fines. Women are almost three times more likely to be imprisoned for a first offence than men, and a far higher percentage of women are remanded in custody to await social or psychiatric reports. They are more likely to be refused bail or be punished in jail for trivial offences. On release, they are frequently regarded as unfit mothers or classified as victims who were led astray.

Societal Problems Crime
Society Women
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 5: Gender Equality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST