Women in the Criminal Justice System

Women are being charged with crimes, convicted, and sentenced to prison at a much higher rate than just 20 years ago. The authors explore and analyze this disturbing trend.

September 1, 2007

Appeared in Insights on Law & Society

Women are being charged with crimes, convicted, and sentenced to prison at a much higher rate than just 20 years ago. In this article, Kayla Gassmann and Kirsten D. Levingston explore this disturbing trend, probe the reasos behind it, assess the consequences for women and their families, and discuss recommendations.

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