1 APRIL 2004

In this report you will find: 

  • An examination from the Fawcett Society’s Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System on the experiences of women as victims, as women accused or convicted of offences, and women as workers within the criminal justice system across England and Wales 
  • Recommendations including an amendment to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 so that public bodies have a positive duty, in carrying out all their functions, to have regard to the need to eliminate unlawful sex discrimination and an amendment to make it unlawful for public authorities to commit acts of sex discrimination in the exercising of all their functions

Link to the report: 2004 - Women and the Criminal Justice System