Dr Danielle Tyson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences at Deakin University and a graduate of La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia (BA Hons in Legal Studies) and the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (PhD in Criminology). Prior to Deakin, she taught at Monash University (2007 – 2016), the University of Brighton, England (2002-2003), and the University of Melbourne (2004 – 2006) and La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia (2007). She has published and presented papers at conferences nationally and overseas on legal responses to domestic homicide and filicide in in the context of separation and homicide law reform. She spent a brief time as a visiting scholar at the Centre in the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence (#csslrv) at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2010 (go to: www.violenceresearch.ca).
Dr Tyson is Co-Director of the Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub and Co-Facilitator of the 3rd Addressing Filicide: Third International Conference – Building Bridges of Knowledge to Intervention Models for Combatting Filicide to be held at the Monash Prato Centre, Tuscany, Italy, 14-15 June 2017.
Dr Danielle Tyson's research takes a socio-legal approach to examining issues of domestic and family violence with a particular focus on law reform, legal responses to intimate partner homicide, and filicide in the context of separation and divorce.Read more on Danielle's profile
In 2014, Danielle was awarded a highly prestigious Criminology Research Council grant (2015-2016) with Emeritus Professor Thea Brown (Monash Social Work) and the Australian Institute of Criminology to produce the first ever National Report on Filicide: Filicide in Australia, 2000 - 2012: A National Report.
Legal responses to domestic violence/violence against women and children
Filicide in the context of separation
Gender, sentencing and punishment
Social Framework (Context) Evidence
Feminist Legal Theory
Crime and the Media
Qualitative Research Methods
• The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
• The Socio-Legal Studies Association
• The Homicide Research Working Group
• The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Legal responses to domestic homicide, Filicide in the Context of Separation, Homicide Law Reform, Gender, Judging and Sentencing, Crime and the Media, Qualitative Research Methods
Dr Danielle Tyson has presented the findings of her research at national and international conferences including the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, the International Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, the Social & Legal Studies Association (UK), the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Conference (USA) and the Addressing Filicide International Conference (Italy). Dr Tyson has also presented the findings of her research to the Judical College of Victoria, the Australian Institute of Family Studies and the Australasian Insitute of Judicial Administration.
Dr Tyson is currently involved in a number of research projects that focus on gender and violence including:
Project Title: Monash-Deakin Filicide Research Project
Research Aims: The first stage of this research (funded by a Monash University Cross-Faculty grant in 2009) examined the role of separation as a factor in filicide cases, as well as the role of other factors, such as domestic violence and mental illness. The findings of this research have been published in a Special Themed Issue of the international journal Child Abuse Review. In 2014, the research team partnered with Dr Adam Tomison, Samantha Lyneham, Samantha Bricknell and Willow Bryant (Australian Institute of Criminology), to undertake the second stage of this research. The co-authored report, Filicide in Australia, 2000 - 2012: A National Study (with Professor Thea Brown, Social Work, Monash University; Dr Adam Tomison, Samantha Lyneham, Samantha Bricknell and Willow Bryant, Australian Institute of Criminology) is to be published in mid-2017. This project is funded by the Criminal Research Council (CRG 52/14-15).
Sentencing in Domestic Homicide Cases (with Professor Rosemary Hunter, Queen Mary of London University).
Gender, Filicide and Punishment (with Professor Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph).
Improving Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Homicide (with Associate Professor Bronwyn Naylor, Faculty of Law, Monash University; Dr Debbie Kirkwood and Mandy McKenzie, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria). This project is funded by the Legal Services Board Victoria (2013-MG019).
Research Aims: this project (funded by the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust in 2012) explored the legal system’s response to men and women who kill their intimate partners and the understanding of the impact of family violence in cases since the 2005 reforms to the law of homicide.The first stage of this research was published in the Discussion Paper Justice or Judgement? The Impact of Victorian Law Reforms on Responses to Women Who Kill Intimate Partners (Kirkwood, McKenzie & Tyson 2013).
In 2013, the research team was awarded $148,590 over two years by the Legal Services Board to undertake the second stage of this research, which has just been published in the Discussion Paper 'Out of Character? Legal Responses to Intimate Partner Homicides by Men in Victoria 2005-2014 (McKenzie, Kirkwood, Tyson & Naylor 2016).
T Brown, D Tyson, P Fernandez Arias
(2018), pp. 145-145, When parents kill children: understanding filicide, London, Eng, B1
Family violence in domestic homicides: a case study of women who killed intimate partners post-legislative reform in Victoria, Australia
D Tyson, D Kirkwood, M Mckenzie
(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 5591-583, Violence against women, London, Eng., C1
R Hunter, D Tyson
(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 129-165, Social & legal studies, London, Eng., C1
B Naylor, D Tyson
(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 72-87, International journal for crime, justice and social democracy, Brisbane, Qld., C1
D Tyson, R Hunter
(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 778-805, University of New South Wales law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1
D Tyson, J little
(2017), pp. 1-24, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crime and Criminal Justice, B1
M Ulbrick, A Flynn, D Tyson
(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 324-370, Melbourne university law review, Carlton, Vic., C1
D Tyson, D Kirkwood, M McKenzie, B Naylor
(2015), pp. 76-93, Homicide law reform in Victoria: retrospect and prospects, Armadale, N.S.W., B1
T Brown, D Tyson, P Arias
(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 79-88, Child abuse review, London, Eng, C1-1
(2013), London, eng., A1-1
T Crofts, D Tyson
(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 864-893, Monash University law review, Clayton, Vic., C1-1
T Brown, D Tyson
(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 151-160, Children Australia, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1
(2009), Vol. 21, pp. 181-204, Current issues in criminal justice, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Other Public Sector Funding
Filicide in Australia, 2000-2012: A National Report
Prof Thea Brown, Dr Danielle Tyson
- 2016: $12,433
Strikeforce Parrabell Project
Dr Danielle Tyson
- 2017: $3,200
No completed student supervisions to report