Gendered judgments: Differentiation in criminal court outcomes

Jeffries, Samantha (2001) Gendered judgments: Differentiation in criminal court outcomes. In Women’s Studies Conference, 2001, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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A summary of international and national research shows that, in comparison to men, women generally receive less severe judicial outcomes (e.g. sentences) even when they appear before the court under seemingly similar circumstances. Such a finding leads to the questions: How do we interpret these differences between men and women? Is this disparity in criminal court outcomes just or unjust, warrant or unwarranted? In this paper, I will explore these questions by addressing feminist debates of equality versus difference in the context of criminal court sanctioning.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
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