How is family violence recognised in legal responses to intimate partner homicides? Forum
Extensive reforms were made to homicide laws in Victoria in 2005, and more recently in 2014, to improve responses to homicides that occur in the context of family violence.
This forum discussed the findings of the first comprehensive study of the impact of these changes in Victoria. The study by DVRCV and Monash University examined risk factors and legal responses in 51 homicides by men between 2005-2014. A history of family violence and relationship separation were key factors in these deaths.
Date & Location
5 May 2016, 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD
The Honourable Phillip Cummins, Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, and a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1988 to 2009
- Emily Maguire, CEO, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
- Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor, Faculty of Law, Monash University
- Mandy McKenzie, Research unit, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
- Dr Debbie Kirkwood, Research unit, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria
- Dr Danielle Tyson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University
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The research was funded by Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program.