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Breaking traditional police responses to domestic and sexual violence: What can be learnt from Argentina’s unique model?

Specialist DFV Police Station

Specialist DFV Police Station, Argentina

By Alicia Gutierrez Brown

A first-world country with a disgraceful domestic and family violence problem. A developing Latin American nation with a unique model for policing it. And, a world-first study by a multi-national team of university researchers, asking the question:  

Can Argentina’s female-led police stations teach Australia and the western world how to better respond to, and prevent, gender-based violence?

This story is about research undertaken for an Australian Research Council Discovery project, led by Professors Kerry Carrington and Maximo Sozzo, both Adjunct Professors, School of Law, University of the Sunshine Coast. You can read the fully story here:

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