The Sydney Morning Herald ran a story about graduate education about domestic violence in Australia. A new weapon in the fight against family violence by Jane Gilmore was published 20 March 2018. The article features quotes from QUT’s Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence alumni. For more information about the units in the Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence click here.
We are delighted to announce the following successful ARC DECRA and DISCOVERY successes.
Dr Angela Higginson has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) entitled, Ethnically Motivated Youth Hate Crime in Australia
Total Funding Amount: $344,996 over three years
This project aims to provide the first assessment of youth hate crime in Australia, examine incidence rates over time, and explore how Australia’s experiences compare internationally. Hate crime can cause injury, psychological harm and social disengagement. For victims in early adolescence – a critical time of identity formation – the harms may be multiplied. The project will uncover the risk and protective factors for perpetration and victimisation, and for understanding the consequences for hate crime victims. This is expected to benefit the community by helping to inform social policy to improve the lives of Australia’s youth.
Out of 197 successful DECRA, only 2 were awarded in the 1602 Criminology FOR code
Professor Kerry Carrington is the successful recipient of a Discovery grant entitled, Preventing gendered violence: lessons from the global south
Total Funding Amount: $228,951 over three years
Preventing gendered violence: lessons from the global south. This project aims to study the establishment of police stations for women in Argentina as a key element to preventing gendered violence. This project aims to discover the extent to which the Argentinian interventions prevent the occurrence of gendered violence, and identify aspects that could inform the development of new approaches to preventing gendered violence in Australia. Anticipated outcomes include knowledge critical to developing and implementing new ways to prevent gendered violence, with long-term benefits for national health, wellbeing and productivity.
Out of 594 successful Discovery Projects, only four were awarded in the 1602 Criminology FOR code
CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz is a chief investigator on the successful Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) grant Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women’s wellbeing and safety from violence under the ANROWS Research Priorities Projects scheme. This interdisciplinary study includes scholars from gender studies, health, criminology, and trauma studies as well as practitioners who work with people who have experienced trauma. Read more
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 researcher Associate Professor Michael Flood from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, will be speaking today at the launch of the research report he co-authored titled “Men Make a Difference: Engaging Men on Gender Equality”. The report examines the evidence for what works and what doesn’t, and recommends more effective ways to engage men to achieve gender equality at work. Read more
CJRC researcher and lecturer Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Adjunct Professor Walter DeKeseredy (West Virginia University) and Professor Martin Schwartz (Ohio University) have co-authored a recently published book titled “Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence against Women”. Read more
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.
CJRC member Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz will present on the Misuse of New Technology in Domestic Violence at the Magistrates Courts of Queensland Specialised DV Conference: Domestic Violence- A New Approach.
The panel is chaired by Dr Anne Purcell from Resolution Partners and is paired with a panel on the Misuse of New Technology: An Investigative Perspective by Acting Inspector Peter Bowser from Queensland Police Service, chaired by Magistrate Kilmartin.
The conference will take place 30 and 31 May, 2017 in Brisbane and address a variety of domestic violence related topics for judicial officers practicing in the area of domestic violence.
This is a new initiative by the Queensland Courts intended to support the emerging specialised domestic violence courts and other practices that have been implemented to enhance domestic violence responses in Queensland.
Dr Claire Ferguson, QUT lecturer
Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, QUT
Angela Lynch, Women’s legal service
Hetty Johnston, Bravehearts
Bill Potts, Qld Law Society
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Criminologists in Australia have warned that the family court system is exposing children to abuse. New research reveals that allegations of child sexual abuse raised during divorce or domestic violence cases are often not treated seriously enough.
Katherine Gregory reported this story on Tuesday, October 25, 2016