Sexual violence and abuse is a global public health concern that seriously impacts individuals, families and whole communities.
The Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit (SVRPU) aims to understand, prevent and respond to this complex problem, to reduce the extent and impacts of these crimes.
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In partnership with key community and government stakeholders, research generated from the Unit will actively contribute to theoretical and empirical knowledge guiding policy and practice for preventing and responding to this phenomenon.
USC launches sexual violence prevention research unit
A new unit at the University of the Sunshine Coast that is bringing together global research to help prevent sexual violence will be officially launched on Monday 10 June.
‘Mrs Robinson effect’ skews public perception of abuse
The public’s false beliefs about child sexual abuse perpetrated by females is preventing victims from coming forward, says a Queensland criminology expert.