Inequalities within the Criminal Justice System

2475 Words Jun 15th, 2018 10 Pages
This essay will crucially consider whether there is inequalities within the criminal justice system between mothers and fathers, this will analyses a lot of statistics about males and females within prison with ratios of mothers in prison and that is compared to fathers, also compare between the crime and relations to the crime to show a clear cut understanding if there is or isn’t inequalities. The essay will discuss criminological theories linking in to how crime is seen in society the differences of each gender having committed the same crime the theories that will be used is, feminist theory which will focus on how mothers end up in prison and also how they are treated differently to fathers within the criminal justice system. The …show more content…
(Malloch & McIvor, 2012, p. 136). Carrying out community work would subsequently minimise the impact that it would have on the family. (Ministery of Justice, 2008). This would suggest that women hostels and community work has developed over the years taking into consideration how this could help children that would have been victims if mothers were sent to prison and also having successful rates on non-reoffending due to hostels means that hostels for probation and rehabilitation are working for mothers as they was not taken away from their children however men are more likely to not finish community work (Prison Reform Trust, 2010).
Mothers are more than happy to be sent to a rehabilitation centre then prison as this would be seen as a easy escape from prison but also being able to still stay at home whilst attending rehabilitation centres, with community work offered to convicted offenders too it is proved that women finish community work more than males and are able to cope with the work as they see a means of not going to prison. Women are a target to pressure and over half of women within the criminal justice system have suffered from ‘domestic violence, compared with a quarter of men’ and with a quarter of having ‘experienced sexual abuse in comparison to just under a tenth of male prisoners’. (Corston, 2007). Mothers feel more pain of imprisonment then fathers/males this is because the role as a mother can be as primary carers. Worry
Open Document