This brief summarizes findings from a recent study published in Crime & Delinquency titled "Gender and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism in the United States" (available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/00111287211047535 ). Using data from the American Terrorism Study (ATS), this study examine show gender varies across federal terrorism cases, how gender shapes federal terrorism case outcomes, and how combinations of relevant case attributes uniquely impact court outcomes for males and females.
Data include a sample of 2,147 defendants in terrorism-related cases across several types of legal measures: charge type, number of charges, whether or not the prosecutor references terrorism (e.g., relying on terrorism statutes or referring to a defendant's association with a terrorist movement during adjudication), joint or single prosecution, bail, conviction outcome, and sentence length. While several types of analyses were conducted, only descriptive statistics are presented in this brief.
Jackson, S., Gruenewald, J., & Ratcliff, K. (2021). Gender and Criminal Justice Responses to Terrorism in the United States. Research Projects. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/tercpr/25