#ANZSOC2018 Inspirational Criminoli

At the end of another inspiring Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. There were lots of ideas which will help me with my PhD topic and so I dropped them into a Wakelet to keep track! Read More

Let’s stay on track: calling out slut-shaming and victim-blaming

On Day 4 of #16DaysofActivism, following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, I was woken to two Australian news stories, one focused on ‘victim-blaming’ and the other on ‘slut-shaming’. So, same–same, really. The first was a news story about Victorian Magistrate, Richard Pithouse, who clearly has no awareness Read More

Now for the good news…

Sometimes you can get inspiration from unlikely sources. This morning I was reading a back copy of ‘Money’ magazine. It is not a magazine I often read but in this case an opinion piece by Paul Clitheroe caught my eye, ’Now for the good news: we’re one of the wealthiest nations on the planet’ (Best Read More

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

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: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/hes-calculated-and-manipulative-a-predator-craig-mclachlan-accused-of-indecent-assault-20180107-h0enst 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

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