From care to custody
We can’t talk about youth crime without taking into account childhood adversity.
Building social cohesion: A matter of principal
What can our broader society learn from schools that have created cohesive communities?
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
Cyberflashing: age-old harassment in new clothes
Largely enabled by Apple's AirDrop technology, digital flashing is far from 'playful', and unquestionably image-based abuse.
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.
Exposing online trolls
It's a workplace health and safety issue and the AFL must expose and punish those responsible.
Faking it, for real
The popularity of face-swapping software has resulted in the disturbing trend of 'deepfakes' that can be used for nefarious purposes.
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.
Hitting all the right notes
Australia's thriving hip hop scene is home to a diverse group of emerging female talent. Here's five of the best.
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.
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.
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.
Duterte, hypermasculinity and the key to populism
The exploitation of gender in populist politics is no more starkly illustrated than in the Philippines.
Women's activism gains a golden glow
The 2018 Oscars showed that the movement against sexual harassment has gone beyond symbolic clothing gestures to enact real change.
The battle back home
Shining a light on the struggle POWs faced when they returned to Australia – and the impact on their wives.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Finally, same-sex marriage equality...
... But Australia legalising marriage equality does not necessarily mean LGBTI people enjoy all of the same human rights as heterosexual people
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
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Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Professor of History, and Head of School for the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies.
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Gay Jennifer Breyley
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Associate Professor, Education
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
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