Citation McIvor G (1998) Jobs for the boys?: gender differences in referral for community service. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 37 (3), pp. 280-290. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2311.00098
Abstract Community service is most commonly imposed upon young males and there are clear differences in the characteristics of men and women sentenced to undertake unpaid work. Gender differences may be introduced at any of a number of key decision-making points in the sentencing process. Data from three Scottish courts indicate that women referred for community service assessments are less likely than men to be at risk of custody, with gender differences being particularly marked among cases referred directly by the court. It is concluded that the potential for community service to divert women from short sentences of imprisonment is not being fully exploited.
Journal Howard Journal of Criminal Justice: Volume 37, Issue 3