Adequate access to justice is one of the most important rights enshrined in numerous documents within the universal system of human rights protection. The obligation not to discriminate against women and achieve de facto equality between men and women is an integral part of these rights. Very often, due to stereotypes, women are not allowed to work in the correctional workforce. It is essential to recruit and retain women as correctional employees due to the need for impartiality and an alternative point of view.
The number of women in criminal proceedings is small due to gender stereotypes and prejudices among employees. Recruiting and retaining women as correctional employees is the need to be impartial towards people serving sentences (Cunningham, 2021). After all, it often happens that if the employees in the criminal sphere are only men, then there may be unequal treatment of the convicts. It is essential to ensure the diversity of employees for transparency and fairness in the criminal sphere. Moreover, another advantage of more women in the correctional system is the availability of alternative views. Usually, men have similar opinions and can make more challenging decisions (Turner, 2005). Women, in turn, are softer, so a combination of different points of view will ensure the right approach to work.
In conclusion, it is beneficial to recruit and retain women as correctional employees; in criminal justice, specifically corrections, it is essential to consider all points of view. Diversity among criminal workers will also protect against prejudice against people serving sentences. Changing traditional ideas and stereotypes should be to rethink the established roles of man and woman, realizing that there are no purely masculine and feminine characteristics. It is vital to change stereotypes and involve women in criminal justice for a more efficient state system.
Cunningham, E. (2021). Women in policing: Feminist perspectives on theory and practice (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice) (1st ed.). Routledge.
Turner, T. (2005). Recruiting and retaining women in corrections. Corrections Today Magazine. Web.