Publication: ‘A lightbulb moment’: Using the theory of planned behaviour to explore the challenges and opportunities for early engagement of Australian men who use violence in their relationships

 

 

 

 

 

CJRC member, Dr. Michael Flood has recently published an article in Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

 Forsdike, K., Tarzia, L., Flood, M., Vlais, R., and Hegarty, K. “‘A lightbulb moment’: Using the theory of planned behaviour to explore the challenges and opportunities for early engagement of Australian men who use violence in their relationships.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, (2018). DOI: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0886260518780778

 Abstract: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common complex social and public health problem. Interventions for IPV male perpetrators are an essential component of an early and effective response. Yet little is known about how to engage men in interventions for help-seeking. Using the theory of planned behavior (TPB), we explored men’s perceptions of seeking help for an unhealthy relationship and how they could be supported to recognize their behavior and undertake change at an early stage. We recruited 23 men who were currently attending a men’s behavior change program in Australia to take part in focus groups. These were recorded, transcribed, and thematically analyzed. The TPB concepts of behavioral beliefs, perceived control, and subjective norms were found throughout the data. Behavioral beliefs covered four subthemes: self-awareness, self-reflection and agency, the influence of others to change, and needing the right message in the right place. Perceived control was connected to these men’s understandings of what it means to be a man. Subjective norms were rarely raised, but there was some indication that men’s perceptions of societal norms about men as violent influenced a perceived lack of agency to change behavior. Our findings highlight the complexity of, and challenges in, engaging men who may use violence before they reach crisis point and justice intervenes. Despite this, participating men could find acceptable an appropriately developed and easy-to-access intervention that enhances recognition of behaviors and provides links to supports. Health professionals or researchers developing early interventions targeting these men need to take the engagement challenges into account.

 

Asian Journal of Criminology now ranked Q1 by Scopus – bridging global divides in the hierarchy of Knowledge!

Dear colleagues.

The Asian Journal of Criminology (AJOC) has been ranked as a Q1 journal by SJR. It is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Congratulations to Professor Jianhong Liu and the journals’ editorial team. This is a result that bridges global divides in the hierarchy of knowledge, that has typically favoured journals from the wealthy countries of the global north.

Editors are seeking manuscripts.

To submit your manuscript, please get registered into our system at:
http://www.editorialmanager.com/ajoc/default.aspx
To read papers in AJOC and check more information, please go to:
http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11417

Following are the Table of Contents in the last four issues of Asian Journal of Criminology:

Volume 12, Issue 3, September 2017
Sarre, R. (2017). Metadata Retention as a Means of Combatting Terrorism and Organised Crime: A Perspective from Australia.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 167-179. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9256-7
Carrington, K., & Hogg, R. (2017). Deconstructing Criminology’s Origin Stories. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 181-197. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9248-7
Densley, J. A., Hilal, S. M., Li, S. D., & Tang, W. (2017). Homicide-Suicide in China: an Exploratory Study of Characteristics and Types. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 199-216. doi:10.1007/s11417-016-9238-1
Lin, Y. S. (2017). Is this the Right Job for Me and my Children? Turnover Intention and Parental Correctional Career Endorsement among Correctional Officers in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 217-230. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9243-z
Cassiano, M. S. (2017). Review of Gary T. Marx, Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 231-233. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9247-8

Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2017
Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2017). ‘Mastaans’ and the Market for Social Protection Exploring Mafia Groups in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 235-253.
Mundia, L., Matzin, R., Mahalle, S., Hamid, MHS, & Osman, RS. (2017). Roles of Psychopathic Personality, Mental Health, and Recidivism in Criminal Behavior: Survey of Brunei Inmates. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 255-280.
Chen, X. (2017). Parental Migration, Caretaking Arrangement, and Children’s Delinquent Behavior in Rural China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 281-302.
Li, Y. (2017). Spatio-Temporal Change of Crime at Provincial Scale in China—Since the Economic Reform. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 303-340.
Barrera, D. J. (2017). Drug War Stories and the Philippine President. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 341-359.

Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2018
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 1-15.
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Correction to: Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 17-18.
Nalla, M. K., Hamm, J. A. & Paek. S. Y. (2018). Is Police Integrity an Important Predictor of Citizen Satisfaction in Police in Post-colonial Emerging Democracies? The Case of India. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 19-34.
Wyatt, T., Johnson, K., Hunter, L. & George R. (2018). Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Three Case Studies Involving Asia.Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 35-55.
Ullah, A., Yang, Q., Ali, Z. & Anees M. (2018). Terrorism in India as a Determinant of Terrorism in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 57-77.

Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2018
Yuan, X. (2018). Conducting Criminological Fieldwork in China: a Guanxi Approach? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 70-90.
Chan, W., Tan, E. S., Lee, J. T. & Mathi, B. (2018). How Strong Is Public Support for the Death Penalty in Singapore? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 91-107.
Ludbey, C. R., Brooks, D. J. & Coole, M. P. (2018). Corporate Security: Identifying and Understanding the Levels of Security Work in an Organisation. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 109-128.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 129-151.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Correction to: Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 153.
Scott, J., Fa’avale, A. & Thompson, B. Y. (2018). What can Southern Criminology Contribute to a Post-Race Agenda? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 155-173.

Conference: query:data – 16 July 2018

Register for the national query:data conference!

Date: 16 July 2018

Location: ZINC, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Register here: https://querydata2018.eventbrite.com.au.

Consumer Policy Research Centre (CPRC) is hosting query:data, a national conference on consumer data, innovation and fairness in the digital economy.

CPRC’s research shows that Australian consumers want more choice, control and transparency over how their data is being collected and used. Reforms internationally, such as the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in the EU, reflect major attempts to shift the power and control over data to consumers. How we ensure this occurs in Australia, while facilitating innovation and competition, is a critical question for those working in business, the community sector, regulators, policymakers and academia.

Join Australia’s leading researchers, regulators, advocates and businesses to discuss the evolving consumer policy & practice landscape across the fields of privacy, competition and consumer law, data ethics, machine learning and open data.

Key speakers include:

  • Mr Rod Sims, Chair, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
  • Mr Ed Santow, Australian Human Rights Commissioner
  • Dr Monique Mann, Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Technology & Regulation, Queensland University of Technology
  • Dr Katharine Kemp, Lecturer, University of New South Wales
  • Ms Andrea Lau, Founder, Small Multiples
  • Mr Nigel Dobson, Banking Services Domain Lead, ANZ

See the full program on the CPRC website in the next week: http://cprc.org.au/2018/05/25/querydata-national-conference-consumer-data/

Use the code QD18 to receive 25% off registrations for a limited time.

 

Publication: (Mis)Understanding the Impact of Online Fraud: Implications for Victim Assistance Schemes

Crime and Justice Research Centre member Dr Cassandra Cross has published a new article in the journal Victims and Offenders, which argues for reform of victim assistance schemes across Australia.

(Mis)Understanding the Impact of Online Fraud: Implications for Victim Assistance Schemes

Australia provides victims of violent crime access to financial support to assist with recovery, excluding victims of nonviolent offences. The author examines the experiences of online fraud victims, and details how the impacts experienced extend beyond financial losses, to include deterioration in health and well-being, relationship breakdown, homelessness, and unemployment, and in the worst cases, suicidal ideation. Using online fraud as a case study, the author argues eligibility to access victim assistance schemes should consider harms suffered rather than the offence experienced. Consequently, the author advocates a shift in eligibility criteria of victim assistance schemes to facilitate much-needed support to online fraud victims.

The full article can be accessed here.

Book: Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Centre – Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much

Professor Reece Walters, Director, CJRC, is one of the Series Editors and also a contributor to the recently released book series, Water, Crime and Security in the Twenty-First Century – Too Dirty, Too Little, Too Much. 

This series represents criminology’s first book-length contribution to the study of water and water-related crimes, harms and security. The chapters cover topics such as: water pollution, access to fresh water in the Global North and Global South, water and climate change, the commodification of water and privatization, water security and pacification, and activism and resistance surrounding issues of access and pollution. With examples ranging from Rio de Janeiro to Flint, Michigan to the Thames River, this original study offers a comprehensive criminological overview of the contemporary and historical relationship between water and crime.  Coinciding with the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development,” 2018–2028, this timely volume will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of green criminology, as well as those interested in critical geography, environmental anthropology, environmental sociology, political ecology, and the study of corporate crime and state crime.

Further information can be found here – https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137529855

Call for Abstracts: Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5th Biennial International Conference 2019

The 5th biennial international conference hosted by the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre, Queensland University of Technology is being held 15-17 July 2019.

This conference seeks to further build on and innovate in new and imaginative areas of criminological thought.   This conference creates a globally connected space to enhance the dialogue between scholars and practitioners from the Global South and the Global North. The conference especially welcomes scholars from the global north – as a critical aim of the conference is to link northern and southern scholars in a collective project that will radically transnationalise the discipline into the future.

The conference is being convened at Broadbeach, a picturesque part of the Gold Coast in the south east corridor of Queensland, Australia. It has an international airport and is within close proximity to Asia and other parts of the Global South, as well as the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast and its adjacent hinterland with rich and rare biodiversity.

Further information about the conference, including information on how to submit abstracts, can be found on the conference website

Conference: Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South Conference

Date: 11-13 July 2018

Location: Charles Perkins Centre, Building D17, John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Rd), University of Sydney

Recent years have seen social, criminal, and legal justice campaigns for sexuality and gender diverse people gain increasing visibility and popular support in many jurisdictions, while repression and discrimination have increased in others. At the same time, academic LGBT and queer scholarship in fields such as criminology, criminal justice studies, sociology, and socio-legal studies, has grown significantly.

Despite reversals of enfranchisement for sexuality and gender diverse people in some countries, important changes in the interests of social and legal justice have been achieved, and there is a growing space in some legal and criminal justice contexts for the needs of sexuality and gender diverse people to be recognised. However, more can be done to respond to the intersections of inequalities in these contexts. Culturally diverse people, Indigenous people, and people seeking safety, among others, have not always benefited from these gains. A gulf remains between academia and practitioners in these areas, with greater opportunity to pay attention to the voices of those in the Global South in these debates, and to how ‘Northern’ frameworks guiding research and practice in this area may need to be reconsidered. These issues are central to ongoing campaigns to achieve greater social and criminal justice for sexuality and gender diverse people globally.

To further explore and respond to these issues, and strengthen the international networks of scholars and practitioners working in this area, we invite proposals to speak at an upcoming conference on ‘Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South’. We hope to question how justice can be ‘queered’ and queried from the perspectives of sexuality and gender diverse people.

The conference is an opportunity to bring together researchers, community members, and organisations working at the intersections of sexuality, gender diversity, and justice, broadly conceived.

Further information about the conference can be found here:  http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/457.html?eventid=11768

 

Justice Award for the Best Article in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Professor Kristian Lasslett has won the 2017 Justice Prize for his article –

‘Uncovering the Transnational Networks, Organisational Techniques and State-Corporate Ties Behind Grand Corruption: Building an Investigative Methodology’, for the best paper published in the International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy, as judged by the Award Committee drawn from the International Editorial Board.

The award will be presented next year at our 5th Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference to be held at the Gold Coast, Qld 14-17 July.

 

Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott – Chief Editors

Dr Kelly Richards, Assistant Editor

Research: Study of Women’s Police Stations in Argentina

Kerry pictured with Superintendent Mabel Christina Rojas, Ministry of Security, Buenos Aries, Argentina (Photo taken by Dr Diego Zysman, a Senior Researcher on the Project)

 

Professor Kerry Carrington was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant (2018-2020) to study the prevention of gendered violence. As part of that study she will be studying the preventative impact of Women’s Police Stations in Argentina with Partner Investigator – Professor Máximo Sozzo Universidad Nacional de Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina. The Buenos Aries province of Argentina has 138 Women’s Police Stations that employ over 2300 personnel.

Little is known in the English speaking academy about how societies in the global south have approached the prevention of gendered violence. Brazil was the first country in Latin America to establish women’s only police stations in 1985.  Since then, women’s police stations have been established in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay, and more recently in Sierra Leone, India, Ghana, India, Kosovo, Liberia, the Philippines, South Africa and Uganda. A 2011 United Nations Women evaluation found that women only police stations in Latin America enhanced women’s access to justice and their willingness to report, increased the likelihood of conviction, and enlarged access to a range of other services such as counselling, health, legal, financial and social support. Of those surveyed for the evaluation, 77% in Brazil, 77% in Nicaragua, 64% in Ecuador and 57% in Peru felt that women only police stations had reduced violence against women in their countries (Jubb et al 2010).  Women’s only police stations emerged historically at a time of re-democratisation in Latin America. They were designed to enhance women’s confidence in the criminal justice system, encourage reporting, prevent re-victimization, and send a message to the community that gendered violence was no longer tolerated and men who abuse women will be made accountable.

A more recent study of WPS in Brazil used female homicides as a proxy measure for assessing their effectiveness. They compared 2074 municipalities from 2004 to 2009 and found that ‘women’s police stations appear to be highly effective among young women living in metropolitan areas’ . The  homicide rate dropped by 17 per cent for all women, but for women aged 15-24 in metropolitan areas the reduction was 50 per cent (or 5.57 deaths reduction per 100,000) (Perova and Reynolds 2017: 193-194).

Kerry now has all the approvals necessary to conduct the research and will commence in July this year.

You can listen to a broadcast about the research project aired Friday afternoon 27 April 2018 on the Multicultural Show – Community Radio Interview 4EB  by clicking the link below.

http://www.4eb.org.au/node/41

Recently published: Resistance and backlash to gender equality: An evidence review

Crime and Justice Research Centre members Associate Professor Michael Flood and Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Deakin University Honorary Professor Bob Pease recently published Resistance and backlash to gender equality: An evidence review Read more