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dc.contributor.authorBurman, Micheleen_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcIvor, Gillen_UK
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: Offending by women differs in a number of important ways from offending by men: it is less common, less frequent and less serious (Burman 2004; McIvor 2007; Gelb 2010; Schwartz and Steffensmeier 2007)). Women are typically convicted of relatively minor crimes that pose less public risk and, because they are usually convicted of offences that are less serious than those committed by men, they are less likely than men to receive custodial sentences. However, female imprisonment has increased dramatically in many western jurisdictions over the last 15-20 years as evidenced by significant increases in the numbers given sentences of imprisonment, in daily female prison populations, and in the rate of imprisonment of women (McIvor 2010). Indeed, in many countries, including Australia, England and Wales, New Zealand, Scotland and the US, the female prison population has increased at a faster rate than the male prison population in recent years (Walmsley 2012).en_UK
dc.publisherScottish Association for the Study of Offendingen_UK
dc.relationBurman M & McIvor G (2013) The rise of female imprisonment in Scotland. Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies, 19, pp. 28-42.
dc.rightsThe publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies, 19, pp.28-42, 2013 by Scottish Association for the Study of Offending:
dc.subjectFemale offenderen_UK
dc.subjectWomen prisonersen_UK
dc.titleThe rise of female imprisonment in Scotlanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.citation.jtitleScottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studiesen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderScottish Governmenten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Glasgowen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationApplied Social Scienceen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectReducing Reoffending Change Fund Evaluationen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBurman, Michele|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcIvor, Gill|0000-0002-7147-2078en_UK
local.rioxx.project13-036472-01-01|Scottish Government|
local.rioxx.filenameThe Rise of Female Imprisonment in Scotland.pdfen_UK
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