Women Offenders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:43 pm on 13th April 2005.

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Photo of Stewart Stevenson Stewart Stevenson Scottish National Party 3:43 pm, 13th April 2005

Given that the conviction rate per 100,000 females has remained relatively steady for 10 years, why are we ending up with more women in prison if judges are acting in the way in which the member suggests?