School of Social Sciences

Bree Carlton and Marie Segrave accept prize for best article in ANZ Journal

Dr Bree Carlton accepted the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award 2017 at the ANZSOC annual conference in Canberra last week on behalf of herself and Associate Professor Marie Segrave. Their co-authored article “Rethinking women’s post-release reintegration and ‘success’”, published in volume 49 of the ANZ Journal of Criminology. The Bartholomew Award is awarded annually for the…

Read More

Why Victoria Needs to Rethink the Abolition of Defensive Homicide

Monash Criminology’s Madeleine Ulbrick and Dr Asher Flynn, along with Deakin Criminology’s Dr Danielle Tyson, have published a piece in the Conversation outlining why Victoria should rethink the abolition of defensive homicide. The piece notes that defensive homicide was introduced for two reasons: To provide a “safety net” between complete acquittal (self-defence) and murder for…

Read More

Shifting Cultures, Changing Behaviours

  Shifting Cultures, Changing Behaviours was the focus of a recent panel discussion around gendered violence on the Monash Clayton campus, part of the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence response. With expertise from two of our key researchers, the panel for Monash University White Ribbon Breakfast addressed the complex realities of gender and family violence in…

Read More

2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report released today!

The 2017 Mapping Social Cohesion Report, the largest study of its kind on Australian attitudes about immigration, multiculturalism, discrimination and trust in government, was launched today. Produced by Monash Arts researchers in partnerships with the Scanlon Foundation, the report draws from research that has spanned over 35,000 respondents in Australia going back to 2007.

Read More

Australia should be cautious about introducing laws on coercive control to stem domestic violence

Numerous Australian reviews – including Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence and Queensland’s Not Now, Not Ever Report – have documented the failure of the criminal law to provide justice for victims of intimate partner violence. A common question emerging from these reviews has been: how valuable is the introduction of new legal categories as…

Read More

Yes! The results of the same-sex marriage survey are in, so what happens now?

We now have the answer to the $122 million question: should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? The 12.7 million voters who participated in the postal survey had the reasonable expectation that a long and divisive debate would at last be resolved. But a final question remains: what will Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull do now? Monash political scientist Dr Zareh Ghazarian …

Read More

Aspiring diplomat wins UNICEF impact challenge

Last month at the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference in Sydney, current first year Bachelor of Arts/Laws student Yasmin Poole led her team to win the UNICEF Impact Challenge for best refugee policy in regards to Manus and Nauru refugees. The aspiring diplomat joined 600 delegates from countries around the world (such as India, Philippines,…

Read More

Review of the family violence information sharing legislative scheme

The family violence information sharing scheme, founded under the Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017, was created to produce improved methods of communication between organisations.   The Royal Commission into Family Violence enacted the scheme because of barriers found that impeded the sharing of crucial information between organisations, particularly frontline workers. Barriers to…

Read More