QUT Centre for Justice members, Dr Claire Ferguson, and PhD student, Freya McLachlan, have recently published an article in Feminist Criminology.
Ferguson, C. & McLachlan, F. (2023) Continuing coercive control after intimate partner femicide: The role of detection avoidance and concealment. Feminist Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/15570851231189531
Read the media around the publication here.
About Claire Ferguson
Dr. Claire Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer, researcher and consultant in forensic criminology at QUT School of Justice. Claire’s work brings together research and forensic case work in complex death investigations. While her research is published in many traditional academic journals, she also uses this expertise to assist police and attorneys by writing expert forensic reports and delivering expert testimony. Claire has been awarded several consultancies with police agencies around Australia, and has given expert testimony on equivocal deaths to the State Coroner of New South Wales. This testimony surrounded her research on detection avoidance strategies employed by homicide offenders. Claire’s doctorate (2011) research was an analysis of staged crime scenes in homicide cases internationally. This project was the only systematic review of these types of cases at that time and the findings have been cited and published widely.
About Freya McLachlan
Freya recently completed her PhD at QUT. Freya’s thesis topic was Intimate Risks: Examining Online and Offline Abuse, Homicide Flags, and Femicide.
Freya was supervised by Claire during her PhD and together they published a QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Paper titled, Predicting and assessing lethal risk in domestic and family violence situations in Australia