ANROWSAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Perpetrators Prevention/intervention Victims/survivors Research Legal systems Intimate partner homicide
Webinar: What we know about intimate partner homicide
What we know about intimate partner homicide in Australia is, overwhelmingly, what we know about intimate partner homicide offenders. Insight into victims is crucially lacking, and there is in addition an overreliance on sentencing remarks in understanding the circumstances surrounding these lethal incidents, due to the lack of quality and consistent data that can be extracted from the results of coronial inquests.
This webinar follows on from the 2022 ANROWS Conference Evidence Presentation on the same topic. The panellists unpack the available data on intimate partner homicide, address the gaps in our knowledge of these homicides and discuss the need for institutional and professional accountability when it comes to preventing the intimate partner homicide deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims.
The discussion is facilitated by Padma Raman PSM (CEO, ANROWS) with:
- Anna Butler, Manager, NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team, Department of Communities and Justice (and member of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network)
- Dr Hayley Boxall, Research Manager, Violence against Women and Children Research Program, Australian Institute of Criminology
- Dr Kyllie Cripps, Scientia Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Justice and Co-Convenor of the Gendered Violence Research Network, University of New South Wales
The recording of the webinar is now available to watch below.
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Manager, NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team, Department of Communities and Justice (and member of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network)
Anna Butler commenced her work as the inaugural Manager of the Domestic Violence Death Review Team (DVDRT) in 2011 and has been responsible for developing and implementing the Team’s executive function, operational framework and domestic violence reform agenda. Anna has over 15 years’ experience in the development of policy and legislation across a number of justice portfolios. She has qualifications in science and law and has previously held roles as a judge’s associate in the NSW District Court, the Executive Officer of the NSW DNA Review Panel and the Executive Officer of the NSW Sentencing Council.
Dr Hayley Boxall
Research Manager, Violence against Women and Children Research Program, Australian Institute of Criminology
Dr Hayley Boxall is the manager for the Violence against Women and Children Research Program at the Australian Institute of Criminology. Since joining the Institute 10 years ago, she has published extensively on domestic and family violence (DFV), and has been the primary investigator on a number of projects aimed at understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on DFV, improving criminal justice responses to DFV and victims and survivors, and pathways and trajectories into DFV offending and intimate partner femicide.
Dr Kyllie Cripps
Scientia Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and Justice and Co-Convenor of the Gendered Violence Research Network, University of New South Wales
Dr Kyllie Cripps is a Palawa woman and has worked extensively over the past 20 years with Indigenous communities in the areas of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse. She has contributed to the evidence base through empirical studies that have defined violence on Indigenous terms, identified the factors contributing to violence, and examined Indigenous peoples’ access and availability to services in the aftermath of violence. Her work has also been responsive to providing solutions to support policy and practice change. Kyllie places a high priority on knowledge exchange, ensuring that her research is communicated to state and federal governments, but more critically that the research is available and accessible to Indigenous communities. To that end she routinely provides advice, support and training to communities and professional groups in her areas of expertise
Padma Raman PSM has a wealth of experience as a senior executive at both the state and federal level, and in 2018 was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding service leading significant cultural, technological and governance change. Before starting as CEO of ANROWS, she was the Chief Executive of the Australian Human Rights Commission for 11 years. Prior to that she established and was Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Law Reform Commission for nine years. During that time, Ms Raman was a member of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and was instrumental in assisting the Victorian Government develop and implement the Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.