The professor and the lawyer say that sexist police and judges are to blame for the increase in women arrested for violent crimes, NOT the criminals themselves.
- A teacher and a lawyer accuse the police and sexist judges for the increase in the arrests of women
- Dr. Rita Shackel and Ms. Anna Kerr ask for police and judges for gender bias
- Both wrote a newspaper arguing that women's rights and freedoms are being attacked
Paula Ahillon for Daily Mail Australia
A law professor and a feminist lawyer say that the cause of the increase in women arrested for violent crimes is due to police and sexist judicial officials.
Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Dr. Rita Shackel and the lead attorney at the Anna Kerr Feminist Legal Clinic, have accused police and judges of having a gender bias, which is why the number of women's arrests has increased.
Shackel and Kerr wrote in a newspaper article titled "Equality with a Revenge: The Excessive Imprisonment of Women," argued that the increase in women's incarceration points to widespread discrimination and prejudice of women. systemic gender & # 39;
Professor Dr Rita Shackel and feminist lawyer Anna Kerr blame women for the arrests of sexist police and judicial officials.
Ms. Anna Kerr is the lead attorney at the Feminist Legal Clinic located in Glebe, Sydney.
The journal article states that the "disturbing" research and data suggest "fundamental rights of women" and "under attack."
The two complained that the police and the judges must be more merciful when they sentence women because they suffer more in prison.
Shackel and Kerr said the problem is that authorities do not allow a distinction in sentencing patterns between crimes committed by men and women.
Both Kerr and Shackel complained that policemen and judges must be more merciful when sentencing women.
The NSW Office of Crime Statistics in March reported that the number of women incarcerated in New South Wales doubled between 2011 and 2017.
Ms. Kerr stated that the police and the judiciary did not understand the imbalances of power between men and women in cases of domestic violence.
"The significant disparities in physical strength and resources between the parties are not taken into account," Ms. Kerr told The Daily Telegraph.
The number of incarcerated women has doubled in New South Wales between 2011 and 2017.
She said that women who should be primary caregivers should be given bail preference if they are ever found guilty of a crime.