Our latest Discussion Paper provides an overview of 51 cases of intimate partner homicide by men in Victoria, with an analysis of how family violence was recognised in homicide prosecutions.
'Justice or Judgement?' examines the effectiveness of legal reforms introduced in Victoria to improve responses to women who kill abusive partners.
DVRCV Discussion Paper ‘Just Say Goodbye’ examines the motives and background to ‘filicide’— the killing of children by a parent.
This Discussion Paper reviews the research on mothering and fathering in the context of domestic violence.
Under the new family law system in Australia it is compulsory for separating parents to attempt family dispute resolution (FDR) prior to taking their parenting dispute to court.
The paper explores the relationship of experiences of violence to particular disabilities, for example cerebral palsy, behavioural and learning disabilities in children, acquired brain injury, and the effects of depression and anxiety in older years.
This paper provides a critical analysis of the umbrella terms ‘domestic violence’, ‘family violence’ and ‘Violence Against Women’.
The paper untangles the methodology of research based on the Conflict Tactics Scales, and illuminates how such research has been taken up and used, including in the media, by those promoting a ‘men’s rights’ political agenda.
Women and children who are subjected to family violence are vulnerable to homelessness. The traditional focus of social policy responses has been on supporting them to leave situations of family violence