Counter-terrorism family violence
Social & legal reform
Transnational crime & policing
Jude is a criminologist whose research investigates the integration of war and crime, police and the military, and security and crime control. Her recent research projects focus on crime risk, prevention and family violence.
Although awareness is improving, she says, there is still much work to be done to change attitudes about family violence. “Why isn’t women’s security on the national security agenda, and why don’t we say we’re going to have zero tolerance in the way we have zero tolerance for terrorism?”
In 2016 Jude was commissioned with four other social scientists at Monash to conduct a comprehensive review of the Victorian Family Violence Common Risk Assessment and Management Framework. She is also currently serving on a ministerial taskforce for the prevention of family violence.