Sexual assault

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Rape
NARROWER TERMS
Literature review

Experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa: an overview of research 2010 – early 2020

This document provides an overview of what is currently known about people’s and service providers’ experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report

What works? Exploring the literature on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs that respond to family violence

This research project is mapping and analysing 'what works' in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs across the nation that respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault. This review report includes an overview of the family violence, trauma and healing literature before...
Discussion paper

Stalking: consultation paper

This consultation paper has been released to assist the VLRC to review and report on Victoria’s legal responses to stalking, harassment and similar conduct, including the statutory framework for and operation of the Personal Safety Intervention Order (PSIO) system.
Report

Sentencing sex offences in Victoria: an analysis of three sentencing reforms

This report examines sentencing outcomes for six contact sex offence types sentenced in Victoria between 2010 and 2019. It considers whether sentencing practices changed for those six offences in the 10-year period and if so, whether legislative and judicial reforms influenced the changes.
Report

Healthy relationships and consent: through the lens of Rainbow identifying youth

The report explores the needs of the New Zealand Rainbow community in relation to intimate partner sexual violence.
Report

Experiences of coercive control among Australian women

Awareness of coercive control within the context of abusive intimate relationships is greater than ever before in Australia. This study examines the characteristics of violence and abuse reported by 1,023 Australian women who had recently experienced coercive control by their current or former partner.
Report

What counts as consent? Sexuality and ethical deliberation in residential aged care

The aim of this project is to interpret how aged care stakeholders (residents, families, and staff) make sense of consent, to contribute substantively to ethical theory around consent, sexuality and intimacy, and to inform practice and policy in aged care environments.
Literature review

Literature review on international best court support models for victim survivors of sexual violence

This literature review was completed to provide the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) with an overview of international psychosocial court support service models for victims-survivors of sexual violence going through the criminal justice system (CJS).
Report

Mobile dating applications and sexual and violent offending

In the last few years, a number of high-profile cases of sexual and violent offending have been committed after the offender and victim met through a mobile dating application. The research outlines in this report suggest that dating app users are at greater risk of...
Report

Misconceptions of sexual crimes against adult victims: barriers to justice

The purpose of this study is to synthesise over 40 years of research evidence to present an accurate and updated picture of sexual offending. This paper addresses some of the most significant myths and misconceptions about adult rape and sexual assault.