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

Project Summary

The research project involved 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, was augmented with an analysis of the views of key stakeholders involved in providing services to this population. This led to the identification of areas of unmet need, the barriers that exist to service utilisation, and articulation of potential solutions.

Researchers

Principal Chief Investigator:

Professor 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

 

Publications

The forgotten victims: Prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system: Key findings and future directions

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

 

Estimated end date: 

This project was completed in August 2018.

 

Budget

$47,498