Nasty women everywhere: Only ‘nasty’ women experience ‘revenge porn’, right?

The truth is not ‘nasty women experience revenge porn’ but rather, ‘nasty men perpetrate revenge porn’. I found this post I wrote that was published on 9 January 2017 on #Nasty Women Everywhere    In early 2016, I gave evidence to a Parliamentary Committee on ‘revenge porn’. One politician said he understood that intimate photos Read More

Why victims of crime deserve a say in whether offenders are paroled

The recent release on parole of John Worboys, one of Britain’s most-prolific sex offenders, attracted controversy after his victims were not informed or consulted by the parole board. However, the law – and best practice – says they should have been. Under the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Read More

Are you sure you have my best side?

Today I was lucky enough to watch myself on YouTube in order to edit some raw video footage into smaller videos for my university job. And it was as horrible as I expected – which is perhaps why I’ve been putting off editing multiple videos of me interviewing various people for the last three weeks. Read More

Search for a Supervisor (AKA Which comes first…?)

So I have been musing for a while now – probably about five years – about what exactly should be the focus of my PhD. I’ve pared it back to something to do with victimology, procedural justice, human rights, applied criminology, neuroplasticity and trauma recovery. So you can see I am pretty focused. I have Read More

McLachlan? No relation.

I had an interesting chat yesterday with a tradie about ‘poor Craig McLachlan’ in light of current sexual harassment and assault allegations. Check out: for the details. The tradie’s view was that it’s all too easy to get on the allegation band-wagon and that police take this all far more seriously compared with ‘real Read More

Book review: The Fact of a Body

The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich My rating: 5 of 5 stars When I started this book I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was thinking early on, perhaps this is three stars, maybe four. Then I found that I really enjoyed it. Somehow, Marzano-Lesnevich managed to cross Read More

Hello Canberra, my old friend

Today I flew into Canberra. I forgot how people here are obsessed with Australian politics – and rugby. As we waited at the slowest luggage carousel in history (my bag was literally the last one through the rubber curtain before the airport powered down the carousel and switched off the lights), I was surrounded by people Read More

Blog musings

This blog is all about my thoughts on evidence-based policy, working together to reduce re-offending and other ponderings about crime and justice. Specifically: Research Translation: in 2017, I received half a Great Ydeas Grant from the YWCA Adelaide. The YWCA aims to build strong and equitable communities through the development of women’s leadership, and we Read More

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