The need for physical autopsies may be reduced through a project in which digital 3D anatomical models can more accurately map bullet trajectories.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
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.
Murder in the family
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
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.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Victoria should rethink defensive homicide
Scrapping the offence was a mistake and has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Victoria passes assisted dying bill, but how much will actually change?
Only a small number are predicted to take advantage of the legislation from mid-2019.
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.
Assumptions fail some victims of family violence
Police can misidentify victims as offenders because the real perpetrator has misled them.
The fear that dare not speak its name: how language plays a role in the assisted dying debate
Politicians' language surrounding the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill tells us tells us much about how they feel about the issue, and the emotional response they aim to convey
All victims should be equal
The government's proposed redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse controversially excludes some victims
Tackling intimate partner homicide
At least one woman a week is killed by a man in Australia. A new research project aims to find pathways to prevention.
Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Professor of Practice in Digital Health
David Copolov, AO
Professor of Psychiatry and Pro Vice-Chancellor
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
Professor of Medicine
Head, Department of Forensic Medicine; Deputy Director, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Conjoint Professor of Criminology
Emeritus Professor, Department of Social Work