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21 May 2020

Following the tragic death of Hannah Clarke and her children, QUT Centre for Justice wanted to do something that could make a difference.  

The Centre has produced three Briefing Papers around preventing and policing Domestic and Family Violence, and have produced "Research Talks" - a 20 minute Q&A showcase with the authors.  

The three Briefing Papers all address different aspects of Domestic and Family Violence:

Dr Bridget Harris in her paper, Technology, domestic and family violence: perpetration, experiences and responses reviews how digital media and devices are increasingly used by domestic and family violence perpetrators, provides an overview of the form that this violence takes, its impacts on victims and survivors, and the importance of preventing violence by safeguarding and empowering those subjected to abuse.

Dr Claire Ferguson and Freya McLachlan in their paper, Predicting and assessing lethal risk in domestic and family  violence situations in Australia outline the challenges that assessing lethal risk presents to domestic and family violence service providers, and discuss 8 stages of lethal relationships along with the implications of these stages for training service providers, and prevention in Australian jurisdictions.

Prof Kerry Carrington in her paper, How Women’s Police Stations Prevent Gender Violence provides an overview of a world first study into how the unique model of women’s police stations in Argentina respond to and prevent gender-based violence.  She identifies practices that have preventative potential through transfer to other contexts.

This reserach has been sent to the relevant Minister, Director-General and Police Commissioner.

Please contact QUT Centre for Justice for copies of the Briefing Papers and Research Talks.

QUT Centre for Justice
Professor Melissa Bull
QUT Centre for Justice

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