A stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would be difficult to prove and detract from the ways in which family violence victims are being failed in other policy areas.
The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.
An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
Providing paid family violence leave means we’re not asking victims to choose between accessing necessary support and financial security.
The Victorian government’s new centre to prevent terrorist and lone actor attacks needs to fully understand the links between these types of attacks and violence against women.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Under recently announced Victoria Police changes, family violence will be investigated as major crime by specialised units.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
New laws are often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Psychological abuse of intimate partners is a public health problem, and is not well-regulated by the law.
Police sometimes misidentify victims as perpetrators – because the real perpetrator has misled them, or because the victim is not displaying “typical” behaviour.
In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
The trial of the cashless welfare card, to control unhealthy spending in Indigenous communities, is being expanded partly due to emotive well-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, evidence is being ignored.
Comprehensive, independent Australian data regarding domestic violence within churches is long overdue.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.