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Justice

Report

The choice - violence or poverty: domestic violence and its consequences in Australia today

The research published in this report reveals the shocking extent of domestic violence suffered by women who are now single mothers, and outlines in grim detail the economic, health and other consequences of the choice these women made to leave the violence.
Report

The effectiveness of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence: an overview of findings from reviews

The aim of this review study is to provide an overview of the effectiveness evidence as reported by reviews of interventions for perpetrators of domestic and family violence (DFV) and intimate partner violence (IPV).
Report

Intimate partner violence homicides 2010–2018

In Australia in 2018–19, intimate partner violence (IPV) homicides accounted for 21 per cent of all homicides and for 62 per cent of all domestic homicides, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology. This report updates and builds on the data presented in an earlier...
Briefing paper

Age of criminal responsibility

This e-brief provides an overview of the current law regarding the age of criminal responsibility in New South Wales.
Report

What is coercive control?

This paper provides an overview of coercive control: what it is, why we're talking about it, how common it is and how it's currently addressed in Australia. It also considers where coercive control has been criminalised, what experts and stakeholders think and what effect the...
Report

National elder abuse prevalence study: final report

As part of the National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians, the Attorney-General’s Department commissioned the most extensive empirical examination of elder abuse in Australia to date, the National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study. This report presents the findings of that research program.
Strategy

Wirkara Kulpa: Aboriginal youth justice strategy 2022–2032

This strategy was developed and led from the outset by the Aboriginal Justice Caucus. This process commenced with a planning workshop in 2018 where the Caucus outlined their aspirations for, and approach to, creating Victoria’s first Aboriginal youth justice strategy.
Policy report

Addressing coercive control without criminalisation

This policy brief sets out the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s position on the criminalisation of coercive control. It draws on international research and experience, consultation with other organisations working in this space.
Report

Economic insecurity and intimate partner violence in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

This research focuses on the intersection of economic insecurity and women’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.
Report

Deaths in custody in Australia 2020–21

The National Deaths in Custody Program has monitored the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention in Australia since 1980. In 2020–21 there were 82 deaths in custody: 66 in prison custody and 16 in police custody or custody-related...