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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

Violence, risk and safety: The changing face of Australian criminal laws

Background

Criminal laws have been radically transformed to keep Australians safe from violence.

Aim

This project aims to complete the first national study of how and why criminal laws have proliferated and diversified so significantly.

Methods

This project employs novel conceptual tools for investigating the "drivers", "processes" and "modalities" of criminalisation, as well as complete socio-legal studies of sexual and domestic violence, homicide, alcohol-related violence, public disorder and the activities of criminal groups.

Significance

The intended outcome is new knowledge about the causes and effects of innovation in criminal law-making. This research can benefit future public debate, policy development and law reform decisions about the role of criminalisation in enhancing safety.

Funding Body

Australian Research Council (Project ID: DP210101072)

Funding Budget

$331,272

Project start date

January 2021

Expected completion date

December 2023
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