Hard to escape violence: research in the news

Research Fellow, Dr Lucinda Jordan, from the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University, published the findings from a youth homelessness study in the December edition of Youth Studies Australia (published by the federally funded Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, and housed at the University of Tasmania). Dr Jordan’s research involved interviews with 33 young people living in crisis refuges, backpacker hostels and boarding houses as part of PhD research in the Department of Criminology at Monash University. Dr Jordan found violence was not just a causal factor for homelessness, but also exacerbated and prolonged it. Click on the link to read the article in The Australian, ‘Hard to escape violence: research, and the media release by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.