Mothers Confined:part 2. Over the Threshold

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2015-12-03

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Halsbury Law Exchange

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Abstract

This section of the 3 part article highlights the number of women serving custodial sentences for non violent offences and would therefore often be appropriately dealt with by means of a community disposal. The article suggests the bar of 'so serious' as to warrent custody is not applied or subject to sufficient rigour and in addition highlights proposals for change in exisiting frameworks which would reduce the number of women, specifically mothers sentenced to custody.

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Copyright author reference to original article from which this is developed. Baldwin L. (2015) Rules of Confinement :Time for Changing the Game .In Criminal law & Justice Weekly 179:10;195-197

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sentencing, seriousness, mothers, prison, alternatives to custody

Citation

Baldwin L. (2015) Mothers Confined: Part 2. Time for Action. Halsbury Law Exchange. 3.8.15

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Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice