Jane Goodman-Delahunty

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Research report

24 Aug 2016

Child sexual abuse is difficult to prosecute and has one of the highest attrition rates of all criminal offences. Part of the difficulty in prosecuting these cases is that offending is often hidden from public view, leaving only the complainants’ evidence to establish the defendants’...

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18 May 2016

This report forms part of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s research program in relation to criminal justice system’s response to child sexual abuse in institutional contexts.

This study investigated the extent to which joint trials with cross-admissible tendency evidence...

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14 Jan 2014

Drawing on data from a sample of 213 offenders, this study augments knowledge about sex offender typologies by identifying ten key descriptive features of parental offenders.

Foreword: Public policy initiatives to redress parental child sexual offenders have been hindered by the absence of...

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12 Apr 2010

Controversies over how the law should regulate the presentation of expert testimony on DNA forensic science were explored in an experimental study comparing traditional verbal with audiovisual modes of delivery.

The study found pre-trial DNA knowledge, as assessed in 3,611 jury-eligible Australians, was limited....

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