Professor Kerry Carrington is a world-recognised researcher on gender inequality, violence against women prevention, access to justice, domestic violence in rural Australia, and the history of women’s police stations in Latin America. She headed QUT School of Justice for more than a decade before concentrating on research in Southern Criminology, a discipline she helped found. She is a founding editor of The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.
‘Eliminating violence against women is a fundamental condition of gender equality.’
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‘Criminalisation of domestic violence has not worked. Police responders persistently fail victims of domestic violence: by not believing them, siding with the perpetrator, not taking their complaints seriously, or blaming them for their own predicament. Women who are victims of DV need a remedy beyond criminalisation. What that looks like we just don’t know and I want to find out what it could be.’
Books by Kerry Carrington
Feminism and Global Justice: New Directions in Critical Criminology
Key papers and research by Kerry Carrington
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Kerry Carrington’s research exposed the devastating effects of fly-in, fly-out practices in mining towns, resulting in a ban on 100% FIFO operations in Queensland.The Dark Side of the Boom