Gender in the Criminal Justice System

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After examining the criminal justice system it is evident that gender plays a great part in the treatment of women in jails. A comparison of women in the criminal justice system past and present illustrates issues in the past and the achievements that have been made. This paper focuses primarily on changes in the areas of placement, programming, visits, and relationships with family and friends. With out a doubt it is shocking to see the …

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…becomes clear that the effect of cross-gender searching is different and more threatening for women than for men. The different treatment to which the appellant objects thus may not be discrimination at all. Conclusion The position and opportunities for federally incarcerated women have greatly improved in recent years. The establishment of five new regional facilities, with a holistic, women centred approach, should ensure that women's issues will remain at the forefront of corrections in Canada.