Sexual abuse victims


29 Mar 2016


In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) was contracted by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Commission) to undertake a review of sexual offence legislation in Australia, particularly as it related to children. This review (Boxall,...


11 Dec 2015

This report presents the findings of a select committee inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services in New Zealand. The terms of reference were to review:

the state of specialist services and determine whether they reflect an integrated approach to service...


28 Oct 2015

Examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent victimisation: re-victimisation and intimate partner sexual violence.

Summary This state of knowledge paper examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent...


26 Oct 2015

A Shorten Labor Government will establish a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

The establishment a National Redress Scheme is a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and is a critical part of...

Case study

14 Sep 2015

Assesses the Archdiocese of Melbourne’s process for responding to those who have been sexually abused by priests, religious and lay persons within the Archdiocese of Melbourne.


The report of Case Study 16 follows a public hearing into the Melbourne Response held...


30 Jun 2015

The Confidential Listening and Assistance Service (the Service) was established in 2008 to provide a confidential and supportive forum for people who experienced abuse or neglect during their time in New Zealand State care in residential special education, health and welfare sectors before 1992....


20 Mar 2015

Submitted to the government in early February 2015, this independent review by former integrity commissioner Philip Moss was released to the public on 20 March 2015. The review was commissioned in October 2014 to investigate allegations of sexual and physical assault on asylum seekers and...


31 Jul 2013

Violence against women is widespread in Papua New Guinea (PNG), particularly in the Highlands region, and has been demonstrated to be reinforced by customs such as polygyny. While resource extraction projects provide an important opportunity to achieve national and regional development, new wealth flows introduced...

Journal article

12 Mar 2010

This paper presents the effects of childhood sexual abuse of children (male and female) on their lives. The effects of childhood sexual abuse are many; however, this paper particularly looks at the relationship between two effects e.g., psychological and work. The psychological effect is considered...


6 Nov 2008

This e-brief updates the paper Child Pornography Law published in August 2008. Specifically, it reviews the proposals for reform relating to child pornography recommended in Penalties Relating to Sexual Assault Offences in New South Wales, a report by the NSW Sentencing Council, chaired by Supreme...


17 Oct 2006

Hannah McGlade who writes about how Aboriginal women and girls are being discriminated against by the criminal justice system on the basis of their Aboriginality and gender, notwithstanding the existence of formal legislation prohibiting such discrimination. In examining the legal system's unequal treatment of Aboriginal...




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