may, 2016

5may4:30 pm- 6:00 pm‘Out of character?’ Legal responses to intimate partner homicides4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Monash University Law Chambers


Event Details

How is family violence recognised in 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 by DVRCV and Monash University examined risk factors and legal responses in 51 homicides by men between 2005-2014. A history of family violence and relationship separation were key factors in these deaths.

Copies of the research report ‘Out of Character?’ Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005-2014 will be available to purchase on the day.

The forum will be chaired by the Honourable Phillip Cummins.

Register by Monday 2 May online here.


(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Monash University Law Chambers

555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD