T/R Journal Article Discussion Questions
Use these discussion questions that accompany the readings in the text/reader, for further exploration and understanding of concepts.
- Why is it important to study the processing of female offenders at each stage of the criminal justice system, versus just during the final disposition?
- How do prosecutors and judges use their discretion to give preferential or chivalrous treatment toward women?
- Which legal and extralegal factors appear to have the greatest impact on the processing of females? Which variables indicate preferential treatment of women in unexpected ways?
- How do women in foreign countries benefit from chivalrous treatment?