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Aim: To investigate whether completing the Custody-based Intensive Treatment (CUBIT) program for moderate to high risk/needs sex offenders reduces re-offending.
Method: The study sample includes 386 male offenders identified by custodial staff as suitable for participation in CUBIT who were released from...
This paper provides an overview of the most significant public policy initiatives that apply to known sexual offenders who live in the community.
This paper aims to identify and analyse several predominant issues and discourses as they relate to the burgeoning interrelationship between social media, crime and victim.
In this paper we analyse the kidnapping, rape and murder of Jill Meagher as a case...
This report recommends that the Australian Government extend the activities of the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce to support victims of abuse in Defence, including allowing new complainants to make claims up to 30 June 2015.
On 27 March 2014, the Senate...
Provides an overview of research on the prevalence of domestic, family and sexual violence, at risk groups and the costs of violence against women to communities and to the economy.
In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first systematic...
This report examines static and dynamic risk factors in an Australian sample of parental child sex offenders and the predictive strength of those factors regarding reoffending with or without a treatment intervention.
Public policy initiatives to manage parental child sexual offending...
Abstract: The report provides an overview of the socio-political factors and events that have influenced the development of Australia’s child sexual abuse legislation from 1788-2013.
Key developments in relevant legislation during this period which are discussed in detail in the report include:...
The number of people voluntarily referring themselves for therapy to try to prevent them from sexually abusing children is rising.
But there are fears some people who pose a risk to children, and have asked for help, may have to be turned away because...
People who have been sexually abused as children are two to three times more likely to be sexually revictimised in adolescence and/or adulthood. This paper explores the complex array of variables related to sexual revictimisation.
There is a complex array of...
Abstract: Reforms have been underway over the last three decades to address the disadvantages that victim/survivors of sexual assault face within the criminal justice system in Australia. Such reforms include expansion of advocate services, specialisation of police, alternative provisions for giving evidence at trial,...