Dowry abuse: it's a growing problem in Australia, but new laws aren't the answer
To address it, dowry abuse first needs to be recognised as a key form of economic abuse within the broader framework of domestic and family violence.
Aged care royal commission benefits Generation X: it's too late for the silent generation
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
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.
One year on from Royal Commission findings on Northern Territory child detention: what's changed?
One year after the royal commission into Northern Territory child detention recommended big changes, little of substance has been done to tackle the problem by the NT Labor government.
Men’s violence against women: the leading threat to women's safety and wellbeing
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
Policing family violence: duty failures and accountability
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
What is parricide and how common is it in Australia?
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.
2018 federal budget: Turnbull Government 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.
We won't stop lone-actor attacks until we understand violence against women
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.
Australia should be cautious about introducing laws on coercive control to stem domestic violence
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.
How Victoria's family violence system fails some victims – by assuming they're perpetrators
Police can misidentify victims as offenders because the real perpetrator has misled them.
When it comes to redress for child sexual abuse, 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 hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor of Sociology
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
PhD Candidate, Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Criminology