Upcoming Event – “Online Abuse & Harassment: New Technologies, Old Inequalities”

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CJRC researcher and lecturer Dr Bridget Harris from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, will be speaking at an upcoming seminar hosted by Western Sydney University which will focus on “Online Abuse & Harassment: New Technologies, Old Inequalities” .

This seminar will bring together three leading Australian criminologists in the field of online abuse and harassment to examine how new technologies are being integrated into, and transforming, patterns of inequality and exploitation.  Read more

CJRC Researcher Delivers Keynote on Men’s Violence Against Women – “Responding to Backlash and Resistance”

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Dr Michael Flood gave a keynote address at a Melbourne event designed to increase Victorian policy-makers’ knowledge about the primary prevention of violence against women.

Dr Flood’s presentation to the Prevention is Possible forum, on July 4, focused on the issue of backlash. Efforts to prevent men’s violence against women often face resistance and backlash. Resistance is a common, indeed inevitable, response to progressive social change. Read more

CJRC Privacy Expert Discusses the ‘RoboDebt Data Matching Scandal’

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CJRC researcher and privacy expert Dr Monique Mann from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, recently spoke to New Matilda about the RoboDebt data matching scandal.

Dr Mann compares the robo-debt fiasco to the movie I, Daniel Blake. “It’s a Kafka-esque nightmare,” she told New Matilda in an interview. “There are real questions about the reliability of the data and the program used to match data between Centrelink and the Australian Taxation Office.” Read more

CJRC to host Fulbright Specialist Mark Wynn

Crime and Justice Research Centre Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz won a Fulbright Specialist grant to bring expert domestic and sexual violence violence intervention trainer Mark Wynn to Australia.

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Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz Keynote at Priority One Counsellors Conference

Crime and Justice Research Centre Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will deliver the keynote address Dynamics of Domestic Violence: Helping the Helpers at the Priority One Counsellors Conference in Brisbane on 8 June 2017. Dragiewicz is course coordinator for QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence and teaches the interdisciplinary undergraduate elective. She recently published Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women with Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz.

Priority One is Queensland Ambulance Services‘ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  for first responders. It is a comprehensive EAP approach that incorporates peer support officers, professional counsellors, a 24 hour telephone service, chaplaincy, LGBT staff support group, Indigenous staff support group. It offers ongoing training opportunities for professional development.

QUT Associate Professor Jane Shakespeare-Finch from the School of Psychology and Counselling will deliver the other keynote on 9 June.