News

  • Today the Age published an opinion piece by the Gender and Family Violence team about the imbalance in federal funding directed at  national security compared to family violence. This important article makes the  point that the risks of a woman being killed in her family in  Australia are significantly higher than the risk for any Australian ... Read more
  • As Dr Kate Fitzgibbon explains in her latest piece in The Conversation, the 2016 Federal Budget is further confirmation that the Commonwealth Government is more concerned with threats abroad and public violence than the scourge of family violence permeating every corner of the Australian community. Of the $450.5 billion allocated as part of the Federal budget, there ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology is very pleased to welcome Elizabeth Stanley from Victoria University Wellington, NZ, as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Social Sciences. Elizabeth Stanley is an Associate Professor of Criminology and Rutherford Discovery Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University Wellington. Her research interests and expertise lie in the areas of state crime, human rights, torture and transitional justice. She ... Read more
  • The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has contracted with a team working in gender and family violence from the School of Social Sciences to conduct a review of the Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) as part of its response to the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence. The study has a number of phases ... Read more
  • Monash Criminology’s Dr Marie Segrave has run a seminar organised by the Office of Education Affairs (Royal Thai Embassy) for Thai postgraduate students. Students came from universities across Melbourne (including Monash, RMIT, Victoria University, ACU) and also a number of NSW universities (including University of Wollongong). The students were enrolled in a range of different ... Read more
  • On Wednesday 6 April 2016, the Monash Criminological Horizons Annual Public Lecture – Sexual Violence: New and Persistent Challenges – was held at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, Victoria State Library before a packed crowd of 200 researchers, students, members of various academic institutions, legal practitioners, police, government department representatives and victim advocacy and support workers. The ... Read more
  • Monash researchers, Professor Jude McCulloch, Associate Professor JaneMaree Maher, Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Dr Marie Segrave and Dr James Roffee, in the School of Social Sciences at Monash have been contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services to review the Victorian Common Risk Assessment Framework (CRAF) for family violence. This project addresses the first recommendation ... Read more
  • On Wednesday 6 April 2016, the Monash Criminological Horizons Annual Public Lecture was held at the Village Roadshow Theatrette, Victoria State Library before a packed crowd of 200 researchers, students, members of various academic institutions, legal practitioners, police, government department representatives and victim advocacy and support workers. The anticipation surrounding this year’s panel – Sexual ... Read more
  • Monash criminologists Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Professor Sandra Walklate have edited a new book examining the relationship between homicide, gender and responsibility. Homicide, Gender and Responsibility: An International Perspective brings together a range of leading international  criminology and legal scholars to provide a unique contribution to the academic and policy engagement with the crime of homicide. ... Read more
  • Monash criminologist, Dr Claire Spivakovsky has released a short Report detailing findings from a state-wide consultation into the current landscape of research, policy and practice in disability and mental health care. The Report is based on a number of interviews Claire recently conducted with key stakeholders in policy, service provision, advocacy and practice-based research across ... Read more
  • Monash Criminologist Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon has published an article on The Conversation providing an overview of the Report and Recommendations released today by the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Commission’s Report contained 227 recommendations to transform the family violence system in Victoria. Kate’s article provides an overview of the key recommendations made by the ... Read more
  • A team of researchers from the Border Crossing Observatory has co-authored a new book that analyses temporary migration in the Asia Pacific region. ‘Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific: Transnational lives, human rights and state control’, written by Claudia Tazreiter from The University of NSW, Leanne Weber, Sharon Pickering and Marie Segrave of Monash Criminology, ... Read more
  • In the wake of several high profile murders of children by their parents, Monash filicide researchers are calling for a public health campaign to prevent further deaths. In an article in this Saturday’s Age, freelance journalist Annabel Stafford (Insight, The Age, 12 March 2016, p. 30-31) tells the story of childhood friend, Sarah (not her ... Read more
  • Sexual violence and exploitation is a significant and serious ongoing social problem. With the evolution of advanced technologies, we are witnessing new and persistent challenges emerging in how we can best respond, prevent and address the significant harms caused by sexual violence, alongside modern mechanisms and outlets for “achieving justice” for victim-survivors. Despite the introduction ... Read more
  • Professor Sandra Walklate has joined the growing team of criminologists at Monash as Professor in Criminology. This is conjoint with her appointment as Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool. Sandra joins the Monash focus group ‘Gender and Family Violence: New Frameworks in Prevention’ with a view to bringing an international dimension ... Read more
  • To highlight the importance of critical criminological thought in addressing some of the most pressing social, legal and environmental issues of our time, Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn and ARC Future Fellow, Professor Mark Halsey (Flinders University) have co-edited a special edition of the International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy on Critical Criminology.The ... Read more
  • The Australian Senate Inquiry into the phenomenon colloquially known as ‘revenge porn’ recently released its final report containing eight recommendations. The Report draws heavily from the submission and evidence provided by Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, La Trobe University’s, Dr Nicola Henry and RMIT University’s, Dr Anastasia Powell, who are fast becoming leading Australian researchers in ... Read more
  • How can I publish during my thesis? How do I get a job when I am done? How do I make an impact on policy with my work? If you are a PhD student, it is likely these questions are on constant rotation in your thoughts. Well, alongside a plethora of others like ‘How many ... Read more
  • On Monday 22 February 2016, the latest publication from the highly successful research team comprising Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn, La Trobe University’s Dr Nicola Henry and RMIT University’s Dr Anastasia Powell was launched by Professor Walter DeKeseredy, the Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Centre on Violence, and ... Read more
  • While babies are threatened with being removed from their hospital beds and sent to Nauru the government continues to argue that mandatory offshore detention is necessary in order to save lives at sea. In an opinion piece entitled ‘How to overcome the major argument behind Australia’s refugee policies’ published in New Matilda, Associate Professor Leanne Weber subjects ... Read more