Trauma, secondary trauma and justice

According to Merriam-Webster: Trauma is the Greek word for ‘wound’. Although the Greeks used the term only for physical injuries, nowadays trauma is just as likely to refer to emotional wounds. We now know that a traumatic event can leave psychological symptoms long after any physical injuries have healed. The psychological reaction to emotional trauma now has an established name: post-traumatic Read More

Guest post: I was sexually assaulted

Crime Muse is all about breaking down the myths, misunderstandings and prejudices that surround crime and justice. Rather than just cite research and how it translates into practice, Crime Muse hopes to also share the stories and reflections of people who have experienced crime and faced issues in accessing justice. It is these truths that will Read More

Surviving your feminist research project

The following post is based on The Research Whisperer’s abridged version of Meagan Tyler’s contribution to the Feminist Forum series in Melbourne which included a session on ‘How to Survive Your Feminist Research Project’. Most of my colleagues don’t know what it’s like to expect resistance every time they present their work. I recently found out Read More

#PressforProgress on #IWD2018

Today, on International Women’s Day, the Crime Muse Facebook page was launched! Crime Muse aims to explore how we can better advocate for change, persuade others of the truth and use tools like social media to change the conversation about criminal and social justice. Crime Muse hopes to inspire others to promote evidence-based criminal justice Read More

New Zealand has the right idea

South Australia has an election coming up in a couple of weeks and none of the four major parties (Labor, Liberal, Greens or SA Best) have come out with compelling law and order policies. So it’s heartening to see that across the Tasman, there are more overt signs of progress. A couple of years ago, Read More

Up for some takeaway?

So, part of the purpose of establishing this blog was to share information about criminology research translation and knowledge translation. This is the process of taking academic research and making it available to (and for) practitioners and the general public to inform debate, opinions and responses to various crime issues. There was a great project Read More

1 in ten French women have been raped.

Today it was reported that more than one in ten French women have been raped at least once. This is based on a study on sexual violence by Fondation Jean Jaures think tank published on Friday 23 February using data from an online poll of 2,167 women over 18, carried out by Ifop Polling Institute Read More

Police in schools: helpful or harmful? It depends on the model

Earlier this month Victorian Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, announced a plan to place 100 more police officers in schools. This included in 10 “at-risk” secondary schools to “tackle this violent scourge of youth crime, to keep Victorians safe.” The good news is it could be worse. He could have announced either boot camps for young Read More

What is research translation?

Ever wondered what criminology research translation is? Check out this CrimeMuse video to learn all about it!   Read More

Radio interview: 2SER, Victims’ legal rights over offenders’ parole

This is a link to an interview I did last week on 1 February 2018 with the lovely Sam Baran. Read More

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