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    Crime is an issue which all citizens and governments confront on a daily basis. The causes of crime and how it should be dealt with are the subject of intense debate. Read more…



    • On Thursday 2 August, we launched our Research Report Investigating Adolescent Family Violence in Victoria: Understanding experiences and practitioner perspectives and our new International Network Addressing Filial Violence. The Research Report was launched by Liana Buchanan, the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young people and a part-time Commissioner of the Victorian Law Reform Commission. Liana commenced as Principal Commissioner… Read more
    • Monash Criminology lecturer Dr Lennon Chang recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of cyber safety in Myanmar. The campaign involves six culturally relevant animated characters to be used in a series of videos and comics addressing different cyber security ideas for the general public on cyber safety topics including phishing, hacking, changing passwords, personal information protection, cyber bullying, hate speech and cyber stalking. Read more
    • Dr Lennon Chang is interested in modern-day internet vigilantism, which is common in most countries but rife in Hong Kong, Taiwan and, particularly, China. The phenomenon plays out when internet users – or “netizens” – empowered by the reach of search engines, forums and social media, try to solve crimes or misdemeanours themselves, online, without seeking help from the relevant authorities such as the police. Read more
    • Congratulations to Jessica Burley who was awarded best PhD presentation at the Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference on 22 June 2018. Jessica presented on her research into men's behaviour change programs and evaluating what works. The Royal Commission into Family Violence identified men's behaviour change programs as crucial in family violence prevention.  Monash GFV reviewed the Minimum Standards for Men's Behaviour Change… Read more
    • On Friday 22 June MGFV's Professor Jude McCulloch will be joining a panel of expert speakers including Louise Taylor, Vickie Roach and Marianne Jago-Bassingthwaighte, and chaired by The Honourable Marcia Neave AO, to discuss the interaction of domestic violence, police accountability and female imprisonment in the criminal justice system.  When: 5.30-7.30pm, Friday 22 June Where: RMIT University Melbourne… Read more