Cresciani, Raffaella

The University of Melbourne


Raffaella is a PhD candidate in criminology and a Sessional Coordinator (Criminology) at the University of Melbourne. Her research centres on violence against disabled people in the home. Her work utilises new materialism and aims to expand what is considered ‘violence’ to better account for the legal, everyday, seemingly ‘mundane’ forms of harm perpetrated against disabled people. Raffaella has been involved in research projects concerned with the representation of violence against disabled people, disabled people’s experiences utilising complaint mechanisms to report violence, and the impacts of the COVID pandemic on disabled people in Indonesia.