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Research Response: QLD Domestic and Family Violence Month

In recognition of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, QUT Centre for Justice have launched a Briefing Papers series on Preventing and Policing Domestic Violence. This work was pulled together after the tragic death of Hannah Clarke and her children. We wanted to do something that could make a difference.

The Briefing Papers have been paired with a new  Research Talks initiative, which is a 20 minute Q&A showcase with the authors. This is a format that we will be using in future to profile our important and impactful work. The Briefing Papers and Research Talks  presentation are part of a package that have been sent to relevant Ministers and Senior Policy Makers.

Thanks to the Authors and the Briefing Papers Editorial Board who all worked to extremely tight deadlines to make this happen.

The 3 Briefing Papers were on the following topics, all related to addressing 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.

The Briefing Papers Editorial Board is made up of Michael Flood, Laura Vitis and Deanna Grant Smith


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