25 JULY 2007

In this report you will find: 

  • A thorough examination from the Fawcett Society’s Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System of women’s experiences in the criminal justice system across England and Wales, as victims, as staff and as suspects, defendants and offenders
  • Concerns regarding the implementation of the gender equality duty and policies to tackle violence against women and the overreliance on custody in the punishment of women offenders
  • Recommendations including the full implementation of the recomendations from the Corston Report on the failure of the prison system to meet the needs of women offenders

Link to the report: 2007 - Women and the Justice System - Third Annual Review