Public Seminar: Women Prisoners’ Sexual Victimisation Histories, Pathways to Offending and Possible Responses

Posted by cws7 at Nov 05, 2015 09:05 AM |
The Gender and Justice Research Group in Criminology would like to invite you to the following seminar, to be held on Thursday the 19th November, 1-2pm in the JGR of the Law School (the Fielding Johnson Building)

Dr Lorana Bartels

Associate Professor, University of Canberra, Australia

Lorana Bartels is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia, and an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Tasmania, Australia. She previously worked at the New South Wales Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Public Defenders Office, and the Australian Institute of Criminology. Lorana is a member of the Australian Capital Territory Government’s Law Reform Advisory Council, Justice Reform Advisory Group and Justice Reinvestment Advisory Group. Her key research interests are sentencing and corrections, and the treatment of women and Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. She currently holds two Australian Research Council grants, on public opinion on the sentencing of sex offenders, and public opinion on parole.

In this seminar she will explore the incidence and impact of exposure to sexual victimisation for women prisoners. Key vulnerabilities such as mental health and substance abuse, and their contribution to women’s offending, will be examined. She will discuss treatment responses to address these women’s trauma in custodial settings, and the challenges of delivering such treatment in custody.

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