Under pressure: Women who plead guilty to crimes they have not committed

@article{Jones2011UnderPW,
  title={Under pressure: Women who plead guilty to crimes they have not committed},
  author={S. Jones},
  journal={Criminology & Criminal Justice},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={77 - 90}
}
  • S. Jones
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • There is now a great deal of research evidence which shows that people admit to crimes they have not committed, whether in the form of a plea bargain or a false confession. This article considers whether there are any gender-specific factors which make it particularly likely that women will make such admissions. Evidence is gathered from interviews with 50 sentenced adult women in an English prison as well as from the existing literature. It is found that women are indeed subject to a variety… CONTINUE READING
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