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Publications · Women

Arresting the entry of women into the criminal justice system

  • ISBN: 978-1-911114-34-5

  • Published: 2019

  • Pages: 6

  • Publisher: Howard League for Penal Reform


Arresting the entry of women into the criminal justice system References

This is the first report to be published as part of the The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in the Penal System’s inquiry into arrests of women.

Women who have been victims of violence and abuse are over-represented in the criminal justice system. This briefing scopes the current situation as regards the arrests of women. The APPG is investigating how women with complex needs can be diverted to more appropriate services, such as women’s centres.

The Howard League for Penal Reform is working to reduce the entry of women to the criminal justice system and is supporting the work of the APPG.


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