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Carrington, K and Rodgers, J and Ryan, V, Women's safety and justice, Queensland University of Technology Centre for Justice, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-37. (2021) [Report Other]

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We welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce. The core of our submission addresses Part 2 in Discussion Paper 1: How do other jurisdictions address coercive control (police responses)? Our submission is based on our research into Argentina’s unique approach to responding to domestic and family violence through specialist police stations designed explicitly to receive victims/survivors. We highlight what can be learned from these stations to improve the policing and prevention of domestic and family violence (DFV) in Queensland. Evidence from two Australian surveys (a Community survey (n = 566) and a DFV Workforce survey (n = 277)) shows support for aspects of how specialist police stations in Argentina operate. Evaluations for Australian co-located service trials involving police also shows support from police, workers and victims/survivors for innovative multidisciplinary responses to DFV. It is our view that the Queensland response to DFV should incorporate key aspects of Argentinian specialist stations to improve women’s safety.

Item Details

Item Type:Report Other
Keywords:policing gender violence, domestic and family violence, women's police stations
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Rodgers, J (Dr Jess Rodgers)
ID Code:148874
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Policing and Emergency Management
Deposited On:2022-02-17
Last Modified:2022-04-06

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