Safe in a city of light?
Very bright and overlit city spaces do not always translate to young women feeling safe in urban spaces, new research shows.
Falling through the gap
A genuine partnership needs to be established between the government and Aboriginal people to get Closing the Gap targets back on track.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
Changing course to prevent assault
To drive lasting change regarding sexual harassment and assault, greater effort needs to be directed towards preventing these issues from arising in the first place.
The leading threat to women's safety
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
Reaching out to Rohingya girls
Researchers have given voice to the often overlooked adolescents languishing in a vast Bangladesh refugee camp.
How to make our cities safer for women
Australia has guidelines for designing safe parks, but the stories of many women show these are not enough. We must involve women in co-designing these shared public spaces.
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves.
All talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
When photo-sharing turns criminal
AFL footballer Dane Swan is the latest victim of illegal photo-sharing. It's believed one in five Australians have had images of them distributed without their permission – and that's most likely an underestimate.
Anti-terrorist centre needs focus on family violence too
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.
Caught between #metoo and the gun-show
Hyper-masculinity is a defining feature of global politics, but the #metoo movement is prising open opportunities to pursue gender equality as women fight back.
Creating safer public spaces for females
It's not just empty laneways and dark corners where girls and women feel threatened.
Duterte, hypermasculinity and the key to populism
The exploitation of gender in populist politics is no more starkly illustrated than in the Philippines.
The battle back home
Shining a light on the struggle POWs faced when they returned to Australia – and the impact on their wives.
Sex, confessions and a rush to condemn
Social media has become a threat to due legal process and the presumption of innocence.
Ban the fairytale? Grimm, indeed ...
Fairytales are increasingly being targeted for "inappropriate" messages, but these stories have always evolved, and talk of banning them is misguided.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Resident-on-resident aggression under the microscope
Rising dementia in the nursing home population means violent behaviours will increasingly be an issue.
All victims should be equal
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims
Associate Professor, Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Lecturer, politics and international relations, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Director of the XYX Lab
Conjoint Professor of Criminology
Professor, Law Resources
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Associate and Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security).
Research Fellow, Monash Gender, Peace and Security Centre
Professor of History, and Head of School for the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.
Associate Professor of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism