Discuss on Women Prison Population In HongKong
Among countries with a population over 60,000, Hong Kong has the highest proportion of females in prison when compared to 219 penal systems worldwide. In roughly 80 percent of prison systems worldwide, the incarceration rate for females is between two and nine percent. Many arguments have been put forth by various legal experts trying to interrogate the seeming abnormal figures. Some claim that the high population is attributed to the illegal immigrants who engages in prohibited activities and therefore ends up in jail or those who breach the immigration ordinances and thereby ending in in prison. These are some of the arguments that are trying to explain such situation. This paper will discuss in details the issue of the high population of women in Hong Kong drawing closely the very contributing factors to such situation.