Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides – Forum - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides – Forum

April 27, 2016

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) is holding a forum to discuss legal responses to intimate partner homicides.

Extensive reforms were made to homicide laws in Victoria in 2005, and more recently in 2014, to improve responses to homicides that occur in the context of family violence. This forum will discuss the findings of the first comprehensive study of the impact of these changes in Victoria.

The study Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005-2014 was conducted by DVRCV and Monash University, and was funded by the Victorian Legal Services Board Grants Program. It examined risk factors and legal responses in 51 homicides by men between 2005 and 2014. A history of family violence and relationship separation were key factors in these deaths.

The forum will be held on

  • Thursday 5 May
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • Monash University Law Chambers,
  • 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

To attend, please register by 2 May at the DVRCV website.