A round table with Associate Professor Annabel Taylor, Dr Heather Lovatt and Libby Robins
Associate Professor Annabel Taylor, Dr Heather Lovatt and Libby Robins.
In this Round Table Conversation, QCDFVR’s Associate Professor Annabel Taylor and Dr Heather Lovatt speak with Libby Robins, Director of New Zealand’s Family Trust.
Domestic and family violence and child protection are often inextricably linked in that both involve the abuse of vulnerable people within the family home. Yet despite their similarities, societal responses to both issues have evolved separately. Annabel, Heather and Libby discuss the Queensland and New Zealand reforms which have brought about significant systems’ change in recent years.
Of Monsters and Men: Deconstructing the Sexual Offender
Introduced by Associate Professor Annabel Taylor Presented by Dr Andrew Frost, Senior Lecturer at CQUniversity
Sexual abuse is arguably the most shocking of all forms of violence and society and the media tend to cast perpetrators as barely human, labelling them “monsters”.
Our preoccupation with monstrosity and the psychopathology of individuals has led psychological science to profile offenders and calibrate their offending, typically resorting to outdated metaphors. Yet it now seems evident that most abuse is carried out by those well known to victims, and perpetrators are revealed to have been in our midst, sometimes for years, violating without detection.
This presentation invites alternative narratives about sexual offenders, exploring and challenging the gothic stereotyping of the recent past.
The intersection of research, education, practice and policy
Dr Silke Myer, Dr Andrew Frost and Associate Professor Annabel Taylor.
Associate Professor Annabel Taylor, Dr Silke Meyer and Dr Andrew Frost discuss their experiences of the intersections of research, education, practice and policy. They explore the impact of research on their teaching, and how their work as teachers has shaped their understanding of the challenges faced by practitioners in the domestic and family violence field.
To screen or not to screen
Introduced by Dr Annabel Taylor Presented by Dr Kathleen Baird and Dr Deborah Walsh Panel members: Renae Majcen and Lydia Mainey
“There has been much debate about the safe and effective identification in healthcare settings of women experiencing intimate partner violence. Some individuals, particularly in the USA, advocate asking all women consulting healthcare providers about partner violence (“universal screening” or “routine enquiry”), while others argue the case for a more selective approach on the basis of clinical and diagnostic considerations.” This event explores the perspectives of Queensland researchers and practitioners in the gendered violence field.
A round table with Associate Professor Annabel Taylor and Dr Shannon Murdoch
Associate Professor Annabel Taylor and Dr Shannon Murdoch
In this conversation Annabel and Shannon discuss The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, a leadership program focussed on education and prevention through bystander intervention.
Dr Shannon Spriggs Murdoch is a member of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council, a Researcher with Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program and currently a leader in the ‘Mentors in Violence Prevention’ (MVP) program at Griffith University.
The Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Violence: Limitations and Possibilities
Professor Leigh Goodmark Fulbright Senior Specialist University of Maryland
Feminists fought hard for recognition that domestic violence was a crime and helped to conceive and build the criminal justice response that now dominates the worldwide discourse on addressing domestic violence. But the decision to rely so heavily on the legal system as the primary systemic response to domestic violence in the United States has not been a success and has had serious unintended consequences for the men and women that come into contact with that system. The legal system’s response essentializes people subjected to abuse, utilizes overly restrictive definitions of domestic violence, inappropriately relies on separation to protect people subjected to abuse and restricts the autonomy of people subjected to abuse through the use of mandatory policies. This talk discusses those problems and imagines a reconfigured legal response to domestic violence.