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

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Date
2018-08
Authors
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
Day, Andrew
Casey, Sharon
Gerace, Adam
Oster, Candice
O'Kane, Deb
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Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS)
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© ANROWS 2018 Creative Commons Licence Attribution-Non Commercial
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Abstract
Many women in prison have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). As this form of violence is often intergenerational and entrenched, women in prison are widely considered to be at particular risk of ongoing victimisation following release from custody. And yet, their support needs often go unrecognised, and it is likely that a range of barriers exists that prevent ex-prisoners from accessing services. This project, jointly funded by ANROWS and Sparke Helmore Lawyers was conducted in partnership between James Cook University and the South Australian Department for Correctional Services. Led by Professor Andrew Day, this research develops an understanding of the factors that influence help-seeking by women in prison who may have concerns about their personal safety post-release and how this might inform service responses.
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Keywords
Women prisoners, Domestic violence, Help seeking behaviour, Intimate partner violence, Victim services, Victims of crimes surveys
Citation
ay, A., Casey, S., Gerace, A., Oster, C., & O’Kane, D. (2018). The forgotten victims: Prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system (Research report, 01/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.