Domestic violence and technology: Findings and future pathways

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Dr Bridget Harris will present findings from the ACCAN funded study Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft. This free public seminar will present key findings from the report on survivor experiences of technology-facilitated coercive control.

26 June, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Room P419, Level 4, P Block, Gardens Point Campus

Download the report and infographics here

Information about the research team, future presentations, and publications is here.

Position Vacant: Lecturer, School of Justice, Faculty of Law

The School of Justice, Faculty of Law is recruiting for an ongoing full time Lecturer to contribute to real world research and teaching being undertaken in the School.

Further information about the position can be found here:  https://qut.nga.net.au/?jati=6D314F87-1547-71C6-6C9D-AD5D84CD5413

Applications close 15 September 2019.

Wanted: New Book Review Editor for IJCJSD

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is looking to appoint a new Book Review editor – or editors. The Editorial team will consider two editors in this space – one for the Global North and one for the Global South.

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The journal publishes four issues per year and is ranked as the top Law journal in Australia in the latest Scimago Journal & Country Rankings (2018).

All queries regarding this role can be made direct to Chief-Editor Professor Kerry Carrington k.carrington@qut.edu.au

Ask LOIS webinar on Domestic violence and communication technology

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz and Dr Bridget Harris will present an Ask LOIS webinar on Domestic violence and communication technology
20 June, 2019
11:00 am-11:30 am
Register here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/974592111259198209

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Event: Fixing Fitzgerald – Queensland’s failed sex industry policy

Please join the QUT School of Justice, Respect Inc and #DecrimQLD, for a special event to mark the 30th anniversary of the handing down of the Fitzgerald Inquiry Report in 1989. The event brings together six leading academic and industry experts to discuss sex industry law reform in Queensland.

3 July 2019

5.30pm for a 6.00pm to 8.00pm presentation
Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block, QUT Gardens Point

Register here

Abstract

The 1989 Fitzgerald Inquiry found excessive levels of police corruption in relation to sex work, recommending significant reforms and civil regulation to remove police from a regulatory role. Yet in 2019, thirty years from the date the Fitzgerald report was tabled in parliament, these reforms remain unfinished business.
Despite the findings of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, sex workers are still monitored by police today. At least 80% of the sex industry remain under police regulation and are controlled by legislation including the Prostitution Act 1999 (Qld) and the Criminal Code 1899 (Qld). The legislation criminalises sex workers working in pairs and massage parlours. Police powers including immunity when undercover have been extended, and police enforce advertising wording compliance. Is this efficient use of police resources? Is it possible for police to be both prosecutors and protectors? What can be done to improve the safety and health of sex workers in Queensland?

Chairs

Jules Kim
Korean/Australian sex worker and CEO
Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association


Mark Lauchs
Associate Professor
QUT School of Justice

Speakers

Candi Forrest – A Brisbane local and prominent commentator on sex work policy who lives to tell the pre and post-Fitzgerald tale. Founding member of Respect Inc. and member of the Sexual Health Ministerial Advisory Committee.

Dr Lisa Fitzgerald – A public health sociologist at the School of Public Health, University of Queensland who has lead research projects on the impact of decriminalisation on the health and safety of sex workers in New Zealand and authored, ‘Taking the Crime out of Sex Work’ (2010).

Elyse Coles – A sex worker with insight into the Fitzgerald times and current regulation whose passion is equity for sex workers, particularly trans sex workers. Spokesperson for the DecrimQLD Campaign.

Dr Katie Hail-Jares – Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute and editor of Challenging Perspectives on Street-Based Sex Work (Temple University Press).

Vickki Boon – Speaker from the Respect Inc. Asian Focus Peer Education Project on current policing approaches to Asian & migrant sex workers in Queensland.

Dr Erin O’Brien – Senior Lecturer in the QUT School of Justice researching policy and advocacy surrounding sex work, human trafficking and migration and author of The Politics of Sex Trafficking (Palgrave 2013) and Challenging the Human Trafficking Narrative (Routledge 2019).

 

Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Journal, 2nd Issue, 2019

The second issue for 2019 of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now available. With 10 articles and two book reviews, this general issue includes authors from Fiji, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Argentina and the United States.

Content includes a discussion of the implications of sexual autonomy of children under international child rights regime upon Indian law (Lina Mathew) and an historical perspective of the role of sex worker activists in the decriminalisation of sex work in the state of New South Wales in Australia (Eurydice Aroney and Penny Crofts). Authors Stephen Tomsen and David Gadd also present the findings of their study of views about violence among a mixed cohort of young men, suggesting caution about the potential alienation of men by trivialising their own understandings as both perpetrators and victims.

We are also very pleased to publish the results of Caroline Doyle’s fieldwork in the Latin American city of Medellin, Columbia to understand the significant reduction in homicides in this city in recent times and how the real and perceived violence continues to have a significant effect on residents’ lives. This article is published in English and Spanish thanks to the generosity of the author who translated the paper.

This issue also contains two book reviews: Jatindra Kumar Das’s text Human Rights Law and Practice: Equal Rights (reviewed by Lina Mathew); and, Bianca Fileborn’s Reclaiming the Night-Time economy: Unwanted Sexual Attention in Pubs and Clubs (reviewed by QUT’s Justine Hotten).

We encourage you to share this information with your networks over the coming weeks and, as always, welcome any feedback you might have. The Journal is also on Twitter

Any enquiries regarding the journal should be forwarded to Tracy Creagh, Journal Manager – t.creagh@qut.edu.au

 

Domestic violence and communication technology: Insights from Australian survivors

Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will present Domestic violence and communication technology: Insights from Australian survivors at the Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Breakfast hosted by Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service in Cairns, Australia. This is the first presentation of the findings from the ACCAN funded study Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft.

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Australia Brazil exchange on preventing family violence

The Australian Embassy in Brazil is funding an exchange of family violence experts.

The first phase of the project, taking place in June 2019, involves five leading gender and family violence prevention scholars traveling to Brazil to engage in a program of visits to family violence and criminal justice agencies. The  Australian experts will also partake in a series of academic and public forums and presentations with Brazilian experts.

The second phase of the exchange will involve more than a dozen Brazilian expert practitioners and academics traveling to Australia to engage in a similar program of activities. One of the Victorian Andrews government’s defining policy contributions and investments ($2.7 b) has been towards ending family violence.

In the wake of the landmark Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (2016), Australia is a world leader in preventing family violence. A

The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre is a key partner and participant in the exchange. The Australian experts attending the Brazilian exchange also include Professor Kerry Carrington from QUT School of Justice who has been researching the prevention of gender violence and women’s police stations in Argentina – https://research.qut.edu.au/pgv/

The five leading gender and family violence prevention scholars traveling to Brazil in June include, (pictured below from L to R)

Professor Kerry Carrington (QUT), Dr Lisa Harris (RMIT),
Professor Jude McCulloch (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre),
Dr Jasmine McGowan (Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre), Dr Heather Nancorrow (CEO, ANROWS)

 

 

Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South -International congress on southern criminology Bogotá, Colombia, 6-8 November 2019

Conflict, Power and Justice in the Global South:  2nd International congress on southern criminology

Bogotá, Colombia, 6-8 November 2019

Academic knowledge about conflict, power and justice has traditionally come from a select number of countries belonging to the Global North; whose magazines, conferences, editors and universities exercise dominion over the global intellectual landscape. In recent decades, substantial efforts have been made to mitigate these colonized ways of generating new knowledge in the area.
This three-day congress held in Colombia, invites academics, activists and professionals; who throughout the globe have sought to contribute to the task of democratizing and building a knowledge of the South.

The objective is to connect activists, academics and professionals from north and south; within a collective global project aimed at the creation of innovative and critical global knowledge. The idea emerged from the International congress on southern criminology, which took place in November 2018 at the National University of the Litoral (Argentina), conducted jointly between it and the Technological University of Queensland Australia; the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); the Catholic University of Colombia; the University of Essex (United Kingdom); the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina); the University of Northumbria (United Kingdom) and the University of Oslo (Norway).

The event will have simultaneous translations of selected sessions. Selected articles will be published in a special edition of the journal Critical Criminology.
Summary of 250 words to be sent in English, until: July 31, 2019 to the email:

justice@qut.edu.au

For more information click the conference website