Women Offenders

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Increasing Numbers of Women Offenders

The U.S. Department of Justice indicates that the number of women in the prison system, on parole, and on probation has increased steadily in the United States since the 1990s (Glaze, 2010). Furthermore, the number of women offenders has increased at a higher rate than the number of men offenders. Although there is an increase in women offenders, their crimes tend to be less violent than those committed by men. According to studies by the U.S. Department of Justice, violent offenses are among the least common types of offences committed by women (Glaze, 2010).

For this Discussion, you think about what may contribute to the increasing number of women offenders. Also, you consider possible reasons women commit fewer violent offenses than men.

Post by Day 4 an explanation of three causes contributing to the increasing number of women offenders in the criminal justice system. Then explain how the increasing number of women offenders might have an impact on society. Finally, explain one possible reason women commit fewer violent crimes than men. Support your response with references to the literature and Learning Resources.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

Respond by Day 6 to at least one of your colleagues’ postings.

Reference:
Glaze, L. E. (2010). Correctional populations in the United States, 2009. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cpus09.pdf

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