Sentencing Gap

Another example of “Male Privilege”

In Canada men are more likely to be charged, more likely to be sentenced, and face sentences harsher and TWICE AS LONG for the simple reason of being men.

While Canada offers men fewer social services to help them deal with life situations, Canada punishes them more harshly when they are pushed to desperation.

Canada leaves women free to murder their partners (link), hire hitmen to kill their partners (link), blatantly falsely accuse men of terrible crimes even then there’s video evidence proving his innocence (link), without any punishment.



Similar study from the USA:

University of Michigan, found that men are given much higher sentences than women convicted of the same crimes in federal court. The study found that men receive sentences that are 63 percent higher, on average, than their female counterparts.

Starr also found that females arrested for a crime are also significantly more likely to avoid charges and convictions entirely, and twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted.

Other research has found evidence of the same gender gap, though Starr asserts that the disparity is actually larger than previously suspected because other studies haven’t looked at the role of plea bargains and other pre-sentencing steps in the criminal justice system.

Source: University of Michigan via Huffington Post

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