processing and sentencing of female offenders
Chapter 9 covered â€œProcessing and Sentencing of Female Offendersâ€ to describe the path of female offenders from arrest, bail or release, role of counsel, plea or trial, and through to disposition of the criminal case. Coverage included issues of race, ethnicity, gender, factors considered (whether legitimate or not is another issue), and the effect of sentencing guidelines â€“ all compared to how things are done in other countries in consideration of similar issues. The effects of systemic gender bias donâ€™t always favor female defendants.
For this chapter, please answer the following questions:
- Why is it important to study the processing of female offenders at each stage of the criminal justice system and not just the final disposition stage?
- Does Chivalry play a role in the processing of female offenders internationally? Please explain your analysis.