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Research

Our research

Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

News and events

ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.

ANROWS

About ANROWS

ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Resources

To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Understanding and responding to online child sexual exploitation offenders

Background

The development of online communications technologies has facilitated a growth in online child sexual exploitation over the past two decades.

Aim

This project aims to enhance understanding of online child sexual exploitation; the legal frameworks surrounding this issue; and the unique characteristics, risks and needs of online sexual offenders.

Methods

This project uses a data linkage framework.

Significance

Expected outcomes include increased knowledge to inform current law enforcement and sentencing practices and the development of risk assessment and intervention protocols for clinical use with online offenders. These should increase evidence-based practice with online sexual offenders and assist in preventing the sexual exploitation of children online and in the community.

Funding Body

Australian Research Council (Project ID: LP180100090)

Funding Budget

$502,106

Project start date

June 2020

Expected completion date

June 2024
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