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).
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...
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.
Social isolation, time spent at home, financial stress and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic
This study investigates the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and the onset of physical and sexual violence experienced by women.
This synthesis is designed for policymakers and practitioners engaging with people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence and imprisonment. It is also relevant for those who are developing policy frameworks addressing domestic, family and sexual violence; imprisonment; housing; mental health; substance use; and related...
Sexual assault is a major health and welfare issue in Australia. This report draws together a range of available data sources to provide a national summary of the extent, nature and impact of sexual assault. Data are presented separately for Australians aged 15 and over...
Expert evidence about memory in New Zealand sexual violence trials and appellate courts 2001 to 2020
This project arose out of concern that the nature of memory expert evidence offered to the courts exaggerates memory fallibility in relation to sexual violence complaints and that the research cited in support lacks relevance or ecological validity. At issue is whether jurors need educating...
Crossing the line: lived experience of sexual violence among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia
This research sets out to increase understanding of the lived experience of being a trans woman of colour living in Australia, in relation to gender transitioning and experiences of sexual violence.
This research was initiated in response to the establishment of New Zealand’s Sexual Violence Courts Pilot in late 2016. The aims of the project were to contribute to innovation in court processes and the further development of the Sexual Violence Court Pilot.
This paper seeks to illustrate the impact of human trafficking on Native women and girls, with particular attention to the historical context in the United States and the interconnection between trafficking and housing instability.