Female Offenders

The female offenders research project presents Victorian data on men and women at each stage of the system: police, courts and prisons.

The project involves a review of the literature on gender differences across the criminal justice system. The research also included an analysis of the types of factors that might contribute to any gender differences in sentencing in Victorian courts.

The Council released a report on this research in August 2010.

Our report, Gender Differences in Sentencing Outcomes, is available on this website.