PhD (Charles Sturt University)Dr Jodi Death's primary research interest is in child sexual abuse in institutional care. This includes identifying and responding to the voices and needs of survivors and developing an understanding of historic paedophile networks. This work builds on Jodi’s PhD which examined the role of forgiveness in ways that churches are responding to child sexual abuse by church leaders. As part of an interdisciplinary team, Jodi has completed work for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child sexual abuse considering children's perspectives of safety in Out of Home Care. Jodi's more recent work considers the ways in which the Family Law Court of Australia manages and responds to allegations of child sexual abuse in custody disputes. Prior to commencing with QUT, Jodi worked for the Department of Community Services NSW (DoCS), as a child protection caseworker. Jodi has also previously worked as a sexual assault crisis response counselor in Central West NSW and has a background in involvement with social welfare development in rural NSW. Research Interests
- Child Sexual Abuse
- Gendered Violence
- Child Protection in Emerging Communities
- Richards K, Death J, Ronken C, (2021) What do victim/survivors of sexual violence think about Circles of Support and Accountability?, Victims and Offenders, 16 (6), pp. 893-911.
- Death J, Moore T, McArthur M, Roche S, Tilbury C, (2021) Young people's perceptions of sexual assault in residential care: 'It does happen a lot', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 30 (1), pp. 4-20.
- Richards K, Death J, McCartan K, (2020) Towards redemption: Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander men’s narratives of desistance from sexual offending, Victims and Offenders, 15 (6), pp. 810-833 .
- Richards K, Death J, McCartan K, (2020) Community-based approaches to sexual offender reintegration (Research Report, Issue 07/2020), .
- Death J, (2019) Clergy-perpetrated child sexual abuse. In CM Rennison, WS DeKeseredy & AK Hall-Sanchez, The Routledge international handbook of violence studies (Routledge International Handbooks), Routledge, pp. 385-393.
- Death J, Ferguson C, Burgess K, (2019) Parental alienation, coaching and the best interests of the child: Allegations of child sexual abuse in the Family Court of Australia, Child Abuse and Neglect, 94, pp. 1-10.
- Death J, (2018) Governing child abuse voices and victimisation: The use of the public inquiry into child sexual abuse in Christian institutions (Victims, Culture and Society), Routledge.
- Death J, De Weger S, (2017) Clergy sexual misconduct against adults in the Roman Catholic Church: The misuse of professional and spiritual power in the sexual abuse of adults, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 30 (3), pp. 227-257.
- Death J, (2015) Bad apples, bad barrel: Exploring institutional responses to child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Australia, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4 (2), pp. 94-110.
- Death J, (2013) 'They did not believe me': Adult survivors' perspectives of child sexual abuse by personnel in Christian institutions, .