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More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

The Victorian government is recruiting more frontline police as part of a broader drive to tackle crime in the state. Among the new recruits will be 415 officers specially trained to deal with family violence.

Law
Dr Fitz-gibbon

Specialist family violence courts across Australia would improve women’s safety: research finds

As Monash University marks White Ribbon Day, a Monash criminologist argues a stronger commitment to specialist family violence courts nationally would improve women’s safety and perpetrator accountability.

Arts & culture
Family violence

Royal commission calls for complete overhaul of Victoria’s family violence services and responses

By Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon The Royal Commission into Family Violence’s final report, containing 227 recommendations, recommends drastic and much-needed change to Victoria’s responses to, and prevention of, family violence. The...

Family violence

Royal commission calls for complete overhaul of Victoria’s family violence services and responses

By Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon The Royal Commission into Family Violence’s final report, containing 227 recommendations, recommends drastic and much-needed change to Victoria’s responses to, and prevention of, family violence. The...

Family violence

Royal commission calls for complete overhaul of Victoria’s family violence services and responses

By Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon The Royal Commission into Family Violence’s final report, containing 227 recommendations, recommends drastic and much-needed change to Victoria’s responses to, and prevention of, family violence. The...

Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Dr Asher Flynn

The price of justice

by Asher Flynn and Kate Fitz-Gibbon Late last month marked the 12-month anniversary of the acquittal of Gabe Watson for the murder of his wife of 11 days, Tina...

Asher Flynn

'Honeymoon killer' case book launch

A gripping new book written by criminologists Dr Asher Flynn from the School of Political and Social Inquiry and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon from Deakin University provides a unique insight into...

Asher Flynn

'Honeymoon killer' case book launch

A gripping new book written by criminologists Dr Asher Flynn from the School of Political and Social Inquiry and Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon from Deakin University provides a unique insight into...