Karen Gelb

Karen Gelb

Dr Gelb obtained her doctorate in Criminology from New York University and is currently the Senior Criminologist for the Sentencing Advisory Council in Victoria, Australia. She spent five years at the National Centre for Crime and Justice Statistics, part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Since 2005 Dr Gelb’s work at the Sentencing Advisory Council has focused on the issue of public opinion on sentencing, and on developing a suite of methodological tools for the Council’s use in measuring public opinion in Victoria. She has also conducted research and policy development work on the issue of detention and supervision of high-risk offenders.

Her publications include Myths and Misconceptions: Public Opinion versus Public Judgment about Sentencing (2006) and Recidivism of Sex Offenders (2007).