Treatment of Women in Criminal Justice

The issue of how to improve treatment of women in workplace has remained elusive for along time. Feminist groups have continued to advocate for an equitable treatment of women in work as well as the way criminal justice system handles cases relating to offences committed by and against women (Feinman, 2004). The effect of current campaigns will change the way women are treated through law enforcement especially in matters relating to discrimination of women at workplace.

There is a growing trend in setting of laws which will criminalize both direct and indirect discrimination of employees on the grounds of their gender. This will lead to payment of equitable pay to women which will rhyme to that given to men in the same level of employment. There is a new focus in instituting open job classification systems that determines the amount of pay to be given into employees which sets apart any form of discrimination based on gender (Maryan, 2003).

There has been a challenge in addressing the issue of protecting female victims of work-related discrimination during and after the employment. This has raised the need to institute laws that addresses these specific areas which will ensure that women get adequate compensations on the cases of unfavorable treatment. Intimidation of female employees has been applied by many employers, co-workers and even male law enforcement officers. This has made it hard for female workers to even consider reporting the unfavorable treatments in workplace (Hoan, 2009).

The introduction of gender based centers for reporting work related claims will improve treatment of women in their endeavors to get justice especially in cases relating to work related sexual harassment. References Feinman, C. (2004). Women in the Criminal Justice System. London: Praeger Hoan, N. (2009). In the Adopted Land: Ambushed Immigrant Women and the Criminal Justice System. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Maryan, D. (2003). Racial Issues in Criminal Justice: The Case of African American Women. London: Praeger