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Publications · Policing, Women

Arresting the entry of women into the criminal justice system: Briefing Two

  • ISBN: 978-1-911114-49-9

  • Published: 2020

  • Pages: 8

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Arresting the entry of women into the criminal justice system Briefing Two

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System received original and detailed evidence from five police forces in England and Wales providing anonymised data on arrests of women. The figures suggest that thousands of women each year are arrested, held in custody and then released without charge, which is an unnecessary and wasteful use of police resources.

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