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UK: Corston Report

13th March 2007

'The Corston Report: A Review of Women with Particular Vulnerabilities in the Criminal Justice System' is an influential examination of the position of women in the criminal justice system in the UK, taking into account their specific needs and pathways into crime, and those factors combining to place them at risk.

Conducted by Baroness Jean Corston, the report has been influential in informing Government policy in the area.

Read more:

  • Read the Corston Report here.
  • Juliet Lyon of the Prison Reform Trust responds to the report.
  • Article by Eric Allison providing some context on the report.