Slightly off topic but I once read an article that suggested female criminal justice should be completely reformed. ie custodial sentences should be scrapped in favour of community service, counselling/therapy and drug rehabilitation treatments.
Several interesting points were made about female offending rates in certain crimes and the typical profile of the of the female offender
yeah I read it a and it seems theirs more to it than first met the eye, You should probably @ Cristo though as this debate started from him saying something like “male privilage lol” in relation to this case
Whilst nowhere near as good a piece as the one I just posted, I think this is worth reading too.
The same mercy should be accorded to another Lavinia Woodward, with a similar troubled background, who was simply attending courses laid on by Jobcentre Plus with the aim of becoming a care assistant. Or one who was a checkout assistant at Tesco with aspirations towards becoming a supervisor.
I don’t think there is something wrong with showing Lavinia Woodward mercy, but I don’t think her prospective career should be a factor in the slightest and I think it is pretty clear to anyone who is willing to be honest that this kind of mercy is not applied equally across the board.
That’s all well and good but as you said unfortunately the same considerations aren’t applied across the board.
I’d happily admit I’m wrong but the domestic violence the article mentions, wasn’t that commited by her rather than on her? That’s what one of the previous articles said.
Anyways, being a doctor (or teacher etc.) isn’t the same as any other profession. You will have the trust of very vulnerable people and will have to deal with very stressful situations and if you can’t handle that you shouldn’t be in that situation in the first place.
I do sincerely hope she continues to get help and get better and makes the most of this second chance she has got. Especially if she just gets a fitness to practice and is still allowed to practice.
Needs to count herself lucky as not everyone is afforded this. Or has articles written explaining away what you did because it was only surface wounds and that you were drunk. I mean that makes it ok I guess
The fact that this is your reaction to what Kaner said says a lot. Believe it or not, that actually happens.
Where did you see these studies? I highly doubt that’s true but if it is maybe it’s because they actually were not guilty but were arrested and charged anyway?
Why did you bring up the issue of people pleading guilty in relation to minority’s being convicted at a higher rate then white people for the exact same crimes? (Something that definately has been shown in lots and lots of very credible studies)