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.
Jude McCulloch's Articles
Combating gender-based violence
Examining the similarities and differences between Australian and Brazilian policies towards gender-based violence.
Disarming gendered disablism
A new toolkit aims to give women living with disability an avenue to tackle abuse, and to support them to escape community and at-home violence.
Counting intimate partner homicides
Better access to data is desperately needed to better understand the phenomenon in order to prevent it.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Coercive control laws not the right path
New law is often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner and family violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.