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.
- Current Projects
- Completed Research by Topic
- Adult Parole
- Baseline Sentences
- Children and Young Offenders
- Community Correction Orders
- Driving Offences
- Family Violence Contravention Offences
- Family Violence and Reoffending
- Female Offenders
- Gross Violence Offences
- Guilty Pleas in the Higher Courts
- Hatred or Prejudice
- Homicide Sentencing
- Indigenous Offenders
- Major Drug Offences
- Parole and Sentencing
- Preparatory Offences
- Prison Population
- Public Opinion and Sentencing
- Sentence Appeals
- Sentence Indication
- Sentencing Guidance Reference
- Serious Sex Offenders
- Sexual Offences Against Children
- Sexual Penetration with a Child Under 12
- Suspended Sentences