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  • In 2016, on 1 April, Victoria’s ground-breaking Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down 227 recommendations, aimed at transforming responses to family violence and working towards eliminating gendered violence, particularly violence against women and children. One year later, a panel of Victorian and national experts organised by Monash Gender and Family Violence examines the progress of government and community ... Read more
  • Monash Criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Deakin University criminologist Dr Wendy O’Brien have provided a submission to the Standing Committee on Legal and Social Issues (Legislation and References): Inquiry into Youth Justice Centres in Victoria.  In their submission, Kate and Wendy acknowledge the importance of this Inquiry at a time when the Victorian youth justice system ... Read more
  • Monash Criminologists Sharon Pickering, Marie Segrave and Leanne Weber have presented their collaborative research on Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific at the Temporary Migration Forum held on Thursday, March 9 at Monash University. The Forum, organised by the Border Crossing Observatory, brought together a select group of government, NGO, academic and policy stakeholders to ... Read more
  • The unit Human Rights in the Criminal Justice Sphere is being offered at the Monash Prato campus from 25 September to 20 October 2017. It will be taught by Dr James Roffee. Studying at Monash Prato gives students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of this important criminal justice topic while also taking in the historic surroundings ... Read more
  • Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Program researchers and criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have provided a submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission warning against the introduction of a domestic violence disclosure scheme. The submission was provided in response to the Commission’s December 2016 Consultation Paper which sought views on whether a ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Associate Professor Marie Segrave and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon with Professor Dean Wilson (University of Sussex) have co-authored an article for The Conversation on why increasing the number of police officers, as recently promised in Victoria, will not necessarily lead to better outcomes for victims-survivors of family violence. The article proposes four ways to improve ... Read more
  • Sara Maher, a third year PhD candidate, has had an article published by the State Crime Journal. Southern Sudanese Women’s Resistance to State Crime addresses ways in which women resisted the criminality of the Government of Sudan, during the time of that country’s second civil war (1983-2005). The article argues that while  women resisted through ... Read more
  • A Level A scholarly teaching fellowship in Criminology has just been advertised. This is a continuing position. To be eligible the person must: Be an existing or former academic fixed-term or sessional staff member at any Australian university with at least 12 months of academic employment over the preceding five-year period. This includes periods of systematic and regular sessional academic ... Read more
  • Several Monash Criminology staff members will be addressing this year’s annual public lecture for the Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research on December 9.  Speakers on the topic of ‘Primary Prevention of Family Violence: From Toleration to Rejection’ include: Professor Sandra Walklate, University of Liverpool & Monash University Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa Professor Jude McCulloch, Monash ... Read more
  • Associate Professor Leanne Weber headed to Arizona in early November for a short study tour as part of her Future Fellowship project on Globalisation and the Policing of Internal Borders. Arizona has often been described as the ‘ground zero’ of US border control because of its proximity to the US-Mexico border and its harsh approach ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology was represented at this year’s ASC conference by a small but enthusiastic contingent of world-class researchers. Pictured here from left to right, this year’s participants were Dr James Roffee, Dr Jarrett Blaustein, Associate Professor Leanne Weber and Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes. Their collective contributions showcased both the depth and breadth of criminological research ... Read more
  • Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has been awarded the Council of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) 2016 Future Leaders award. The Future Leader Award is given to an individual under 25 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Dr Fitz-Gibbon was jointly awarded with Sarah Holland-Batt. Dr Fitz-Gibbon ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have co-authored a new article on the merits of Clare’s Law, the domestic violence disclosure scheme in England and Wales. The article, The Efficacy of Clare’s Law in domestic violence law reform in England and Wales, has been published in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  The article ... Read more
  • There is an opportunity for PhD and MA students (who are currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the new year) to apply to a part-funded Masterclass to be held at the Monash campus in Prato, Italy in 2017. The Masterclass will bring together leading scholars in this area in a mentorship role, to ... Read more
  • Undergraduate student Ali Khan is reaching the end of his first year of study at Monash, having been the recipient of an asylum seeker bursary awarded by the university. Associate Professor Leanne Weber bumped into Ali by chance at South East Community Links, where Ali is an active member of a youth leadership group, and ... Read more
  • Marie Segrave, DECRA Fellow and researcher with the Border Crossing Observatory and Monash Gender and Family Violence program has written an opinion piece published today by New Matilda that details concerns regarding the proposed changes to the Migration Act. The opinion piece follows on from the submission Dr Segrave led, which brought together leading researchers ... Read more
  • Dr Marie Segrave, of Monash Criminology, has led a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee regarding the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016. The submission can be found here and here. The submission is a collaborative one: bringing together researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory, Monash Gender and Family Violence program along ... Read more
  • Members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention Research Focus Program have provided a submission to the South Australian Government’s consultation on domestic violence. As part of their ongoing commitment to improving responses to domestic violence in South Australia, the Government sought views on eight specific topics, including the state wide ... Read more
  • The current Criminology Honours students have just visited the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Collingwood. The students were given the opportunity to see the centre in action meet and question staff working in Australia’s first and only community justice centre. Serving the City of Yarra, the students learnt how the centre seeks to resolve disputes by ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Claire Spivakovsky has received a Legal Services Board Grant with the Castan Centre for Human Rights to examine and improve educational outcomes for children with a disability in Victoria. The project addresses recent research which shows that many children with a disability are inadequately supported in the Victorian education system, in both special ... Read more