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Keeping girls out of the penal system

  • ISBN: ISBN 978-1-905994-44-1

  • Published: 2012

  • Pages: 6

  • Publisher: The Howard League for Penal Reform


Keeping girls out of penal system

This briefing by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Women in the Penal System coming out of its inquiry into girls reveals that girls are less violent and committing fewer crimes despite common misconceptions that girls have become increasingly criminal and recommends a return to restorative policing where officers can exercise professional discretion and resolve matters informally and immediately.

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