Judges told: ‘be more lenient to women criminals’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 13th, 2010 in news, sentencing, sex discrimination, women by sally

“Female criminals are more likely to have mental health or educational difficulties and to have parenting responsibilities, while a lower proportion will have committed violent crimes than men, according to new guidelines. Judges ought to ‘bear these matters in mind’ when passing sentence, according to the Equal Treatment Bench Book, published by the Judicial Studies Board (JSB).”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th September 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk