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Categories:
Criminal Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to discuss women in prison. It explores the characteristics of the female prison population compared to men. It will consider the argument that specific provision should be made on the basis of these differences and will look at the services available to cater for the particular needs of femle offenders. The podcast will also consider the recommendations made in the 2007 Corston Report which reviewed the way that women are treated in the Criminal Justice System. It will then consider the potential impact of the recent Green Paper, ‘Breaking the Cycle: ‘Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders’ (published by the Ministry of Justice in December 2010) on female offenders.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the different characteristics of the male and female prison population;
  • Understand the implications of custodial sentences for female offenders;
  • Be aware of some of the services available to cater for female offenders needs;
  • Be familiar with the recommendations made in the 2007 Corston Report;
  • Be aware of the Green Paper ‘Breaking the Cycle: ‘Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders’ and the potential impact it will have on female offenders.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
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In this podcast, Anna Simmonds of CPDcast discusses women in prison. Anna explores the characteristics of the female prison population and the services available to cater for their particular needs. She will look at the recommendations made in the 2007 Corston report and consider the potential impact of the recent Green Paper, ‘Breaking the Cycle: ‘Effective Punishment, Rehabilitation and Sentencing of Offenders’ (published by the Ministry of Justice in December 2010) on female offenders.

Podcast added: 17/01/11

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