Samantha Lyneham


Benevolent harm: orphanages, voluntourism and child sexual exploitation in South-East Asia

This paper reviews the literature to explore the risks of sexual exploitation faced by children living in orphanages in South-East Asia, as well as the links between orphanages and child trafficking, illicit adoption, and orphanage scams.

Estimating the dark figure of human trafficking and slavery victimisation in Australia

The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking and slavery in Australia, using the statistical method of multiple systems estimation (MSE).

Filicide offenders

This paper describes offenders charged with the murder or manslaughter of their child(ren) in Australia between 2000–01 and 2011–12 to examine the prevalence of risk factors documented in the literature among custodial parents, non-custodial parents and step-parents.

Towards national measures of alcohol-related crime

Research has demonstrated that alcohol misuse has a significant impact on police time and resources, the health sector and the Australian community more broadly. Despite growing interest in the topic and the number of studies that have been completed, there remain significant limitations to the...

When saying no is not an option: forced marriage in Australia and New Zealand

This report uses interviews with victims of forced marriage, community members, and government and non-government stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, to describe the perceptions and realities of forced marriage.