Research briefs

Our two page briefs are designed to provide a snapshot of key terms and definitions, legislation, services and research towards preventing family violence. The briefs are provided in PDF format. To access this information in additional accessible formats, please email

Our VLOGs (at the bottom of this page) have our researchers reflecting on key issues of our research.


Professors JaneMaree Maher and Sandra Walklate discuss their recent article 'Victim stories and victim policy: Is there a case for a narrative victimology?' published in the Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal:

Researcher Ellen Reeves discusses the Victorian family violence intervention order system and the misidentification of women as primary aggressors in Victoria:

Researcher Emily Dang discusses family violence in Vietnamese-Australian communities and the role of health service providers: