Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South


This special issue is the product of a workshop on innovations in policing and preventing gender violence in the Global South, hosted by Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Centre for Justice 3-4 December 2019. The event was attended by scholars from Brazil, Pacific Island communities, Bangladesh, Argentina, and several Australian jurisdictions. Hence the articles in this special issue reflect the diverse nationalities present at the event. A central aim of the workshop realised in this special issue is the stimulation of innovation in understanding the policing and prevention of gender violence through novel international collaborations and cross-fertilization. It reverses the assumptions that underpin the epistemic injustice of the social sciences, that innovations generally flow only from the Global North to the Global South. This special issue shows that it can be the other way round.

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Published: 2021-12-01
Pages:i to ii
Section:Guest Editorial: Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South
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How to Cite
Magalhães Gomes, C. ., Campos, C. H. ., Bull, M. . and Carrington, K. (2021) “Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 10(4), p. i-ii. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.2186.

Author Biographies

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Camilla de Magalhães Gomes is a Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the Faculdade Nacional de Direito in the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - FND/UFRJ. PhD in Law, State and Constitution from the Universidade de Brasília. She was Associate Professor at the PPG Masters and Doctorate in Law at the Centro Universitário de Brasília-UniCeub. She was also Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology, Criminal Procedural Law and Legal Institutions at UniCEUB, Coordinator and Extension Professor at PROVID- Domestic Violence Extension Project at UniCEUB. The Professor performs research in the areas of Philosophy of Law, Fundamental Rights, Gender and Law, Decoloniality, Race, Criminal Law, Criminology, Maria da Penha Law and Human Rights. 

Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis

Carmen Hein de Campos, is a Professor of Law. She is author of numerous papers on domestic violence against women and feminist criminology. Her most recent books are Feminist Criminology: Feminist Theory and Critique of Criminologies (Lumen Juris, 2020) and Co-Editor of Feminist Criminologies: Latin American Perspectives (Lumen Juris, 2020).

Queensland University of Technology

Melissa Bull is the Director of QUT Centre for Justice, and a Professor in the QUT School of Justice. Her main areas of research include drug regulation and policing diversity.  Her current research projects explore new ways of thinking about policing in Pacific Island states.  Melissa has published widely on drug regulation and drug control, sentencing and punishment, long term immigration detention, community policing and diversity, counter terrorism narratives and prevention programs, and gender violence in Pacific island states

Queensland University of Technology

Professor Kerry Carrington is a research professor in the QUT Centre for Justice. Prior to this she was the Head of School of Justice from 2009.   She is a Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Senior Counsellor of the Asian Criminological Society, and former Vice Chair of the Division of Critical Criminology, American Society of Criminology. She is the founding Co-Chief Editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Pacific Rim Editor of Critical Criminology and International editorial board member of the British Society of Criminology’s flagship journal - Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Feminist Criminology,   She's also on the ed boards of Spanish journals in Latin America, including Delio y Sociedad and  Novum Jus on the social and criminological impact of mining has led to significant change in the approvals for mining development in Qld. In 2014 Kerry Carrington received the  American Society of Criminology, Division of Women and Crime 2103 Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of her contributions to the study and analysis of young women, crime and youth justice which spans 30 years.  In 2014 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology (Division of Critical Criminology). In 2011 her co-publication, “Resource Boom Underbelly: The criminological impact of mining” won the 2012 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best publication in  the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. In 2018 she co-edited the Palgrave Handbook in Criminology and the Global Southa landmark 50 chapter volume, described by Raewyn Connell as revolutionary.  She has an ARC DP grant to study how women's police stations in Latin America prevent gendered violence and another ARC DP to research how to improve the Policing of Gender Violence in the Global South.