The National Research Agenda identified that a multi-jurisdictional comparison of legal and justice system responses across Australia is needed which identifies how the law can work in a holistic context to promote the safety of women and their children, as well as key elements of approaches that are effective in improving legal and justice responses to violence against women. “Improving legal and justice responses to violence against women” was therefore identified as a research priority (numbered 4.1) in the ANROWS Research Priorities 2014-15 released in May 2014.
ANROWS, in consultation with a project Advisory Group, is in the process of scoping a project for research priority 4.1 to be led by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research as part of the Queensland Government’s in-kind contribution to ANROWS.
This project will identify a particular topic through which to explore the features of legal and justice systems that provide the best outcomes for victims. The project methodology will be developed and refined in accordance with the chosen topic and is expected to employ a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative components).
Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research
ANROWS Inaugural National Research Conference 2016
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