Image-based sexual abuse (IBSA) refers to the non-consensual creation, distribution or threatened distribution of nude or sexual images. This research examines the prevalence, nature and impacts of IBSA victimisation and perpetration in Australia.
A one-size-fits all approach to family violence will miss important opportunities to help the groups of people who are most in need.
This report presents findings from a larger quantitative study about New Zealand adults’ experiences of harmful digital communications. The report focuses on the prevalence of image-based sexual abuse (IBSA), and people’s attitudes regarding different aspects of it. The findings described in this report are based...
Research shows that one in four women in Australia has experienced at least one incident of non-physical abuse from a partner. However, half of Australians find it difficult to recognise non-physical forms of abuse between partners. This resource aims to support prevention practitioners in their...
This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.
This paper looks at what is currently known about intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities, and what service providers can do to ensure appropriate support is available to this client group.
There is considerable evidence of the impact of methamphetamine use on violent behaviour. This paper presents findings from a review of existing research on the association between methamphetamine use and domestic violence.
This project provides key directions for capacity building for workers and their organisations to work more competently in working with family violence. The focus of the project lay in understanding the work to be undertaken with fathers who use violence.
This report documents findings from the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) and considers them in the context of other related research. It has been written for an audience interested in greater detail about the concepts measured in the survey, survey findings...
This report has been written to document the methods used in the redevelopment of the survey instrument, data collection and analysis. It has been written for an audience with an interest in the detailed methodology used and assumes a knowledge of basic research and statistical...
Findings contained in this research report indicate that police can influence the likelihood of further violence, victim satisfaction and wellbeing, and criminal justice outcomes for people involved in domestic violence cases.
This paper presents findings of the first national online survey of self-reported lifetime IBSA perpetration in Australia, with a focus on the extent, nature, and predictors of perpetration.
Every 4.42 minutes, there is a care and protection notification in New Zealand. This paper discusses the context of family violence and uses findings from current research to prompt informed reflection, arguing that prevention of family violence in New Zealand is possible.
This analysis found that victims who are female, non-white, experiencing frequent violence and who have been abused in the past are more likely to report. Incidents that involve serious violence, an intoxicated offender and/or child witnesses are also more likely to be reported to the...
This plan is intended to provide a coordinated approach to reducing violence against women and their children, through collaboration with all Australian jurisdictions.
This resource uses crime script analysis to describe incidents of men’s violence against women. The results provide new insights into the situational factors present when arguments escalate to violence.
In most established democracies, there is a desire to combine policymaking with evidence, earning a notch of legitimacy for policy and research alike. The use of evidence in policymaking is a good idea, but like many good ideas it is more complicated in practice than...
This research focuses on women in prison who have concerns about their personal safety post-release. The aim of this research is to understand the factors that influence these women to seek help, and how this might inform service responses.
Many women in prison have experienced intimate partner violence. As this form of violence is often intergenerational and entrenched, women in prison are widely considered to be at particular risk of ongoing victimisation following release. And yet, with support needs often unrecognised, it is likely...
The National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence provide an overarching national understanding of risk and managing risk in the area of domestic and family violence. They provide a guide for jurisdictions in developing, revising or evaluating risk assessment frameworks, tools and resources...