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How is family violence recognised in legal responses to intimate partner homicides? Forum

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. 

Podcast

Date & Location

5 May 2016, 4:30pm to 6:00pm | Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD

Chair

The Honourable Phillip Cummins, Chair of the Victorian Law Reform Commission, and a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria from 1988 to 2009

Speakers

  • 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

Report

You can order a printed copy of the 160-page research paper ‘Out of character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005-2014’ ($25) or view it online

If you would like to provide feedback or comments about this paper, please use our online feedback form.

The research was funded by Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program.

'Out of character?’ Legal responses to intimate partner homicides (Forum)
5th May 2016 forum
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