The forgotten victims: Prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system

Project Summary

The research project involves an analysis of interviews with women prisoners about the relationship between their victimisation experiences and engagement with the criminal justice system. The primary analysis, documenting the experiences of victims, will be augmented with an analysis of the views of key stakeholders involved in providing services to this population. This will lead to the identification of areas of unmet need, the barriers that exist to service utilisation, and articulation of potential solutions.


Principal Chief Investigator:

Prof Andrew Day, James Cook University

Chief Investigator(s):

Dr Sharon Casey, independent researcher

Dr Adam Gerace, Flinders University of South Australia

Additional members of Research Team/partner organisations:

Department of Correctional Services, South Australia

Estimated end date: 

This project is due to be completed in August 2018.