Dr Danielle Tyson is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Deakin University and member of the Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation. She is nationally and internationally recognised for her interdisciplinary work on family violence, intimate partner homicide and filicide.Read more on Danielle's profile
Danielle is recognised for her work in the field of domestic/family violence, legal responses to intimate partner homicide, the impacts of law reform in Australian jurisdictions, and filicide. Her research is centred on empirical qualitative mixed-methods projects that deliver outcomes that have impact outside academia and community engagement. She has collaborated with and/or presented the findings of her research to the legal profession, NGOs, community legal centres and government, delivering a framework to improve legal policy and social justice outcomes.
Her research has been published in top ranking journals including Violence Against Women, Social & Legal Studies, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Her latest book co-edited with Professor Thea Brown and Dr Paula Fernandez Arias (Monash University) When Parents Kill Children: Understanding Filicide (Palgrave, 2018) is the first international collection of empirical investigations of filicide from around the world. She is also the author of Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation (Routledge, 2013).
Danielle joined Deakin in 2016 and is Convenor of the discipline of Criminology. She graduated with a PhD in Legal Studies from La Trobe University in 2002 (her PhD research examined the the controversial partial defence of provocation and the ways in which gendered subjectivity is contructed in legal discourse). She has an Honours degree in Legal Studies from Law Trobe University. After completing her PhD, she took up a lectureship in Criminology at the University of Brighton, England. Since then, she has worked as lecturer and/or senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Melbourne (2004 – 2006), La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia (2007) and Monash University (2007 – 2016).
In 2010, she was 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 (www.violenceresearch.ca).
Danielle's research interests include family violence; intimate partner homicide; defences to homicide; criminal law reform; social context/family violence evidence; gender, sentencing and mental health; feminist judging; crime and the media; feminist theory and qualitative research methods. Her approach to research is both victim-centred and interdisciplinary. Her research develops and builds collaborations with key stakeholders and experts in the field to deliver a sound evidence base that can both inform and improve legal policy and findings that are relevant and have impact and relevance to the legal and wider community.
- The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
- The Socio-Legal Studies Association
- The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc.
Committee memberships at Deakin
- Faculty of Arts & Education Integrity Committee
- Human Ethics Advisory Group
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences Executive
Bachelor of Criminology; Bachelor of Arts (Criminology)
Dr Danielle Tyson has presented the findings of her research at national and international conferences including the annual meeting of 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), the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 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.
Co-Director of the Monash Deakin Filicide Research Hub and Co-Facilitator of the bi-annual international conference series Addressing Filicide
Danielle is frequently invited to offer expert commentary and opinion on topics concerning legal responses to men and women who kill their intimate partners, and filicide (the killing of a child/ren by a parent/stepparent). She has featured in the media, radio and on TV (ABCs 7.30 Report and Australian Story), and online sources like The Conversation.
Danielle has worked on a number of interdisciplinary, cross-Faculty and cross-institutional collaborations that have received funding to support her research including the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust; Legal Services Board Victoria; the Australian Institute of Criminology’s Criminology Research Grant Scheme; and the Commonwealth Attorney General.
Danielle's current projects include; the nexus between family violence and homelessness in women’s bail and remand outcomes; and the merits of police body-worn camera technology in responding to domestic violence in Queensland and Western Australia.
(2020), pp. 73-90, Criminalising Coercive Control: Family Violence and the Criminal Law, Berlin, Germany, B1
Emma Russell, Bree Carlton, Danielle Tyson, Hui Zhou, Megan Pearce, Jill Faulkner
Danielle Tyson, Bronwyn Naylor
(2019), pp. 27-39, Contesting femicide: feminism and the power of law revisited, Abingdon, Eng., B1
Danielle Tyson, Bronwyn Naylor
(2019), pp. 27-38, Contesting femicide: feminism and the power of law revisited, Abingdon, Eng., B1
Madeleine Ulbrick, Asher Flynn, Danielle Tyson
(2019), Vol. 45, pp. 201-231, Monash University law review, Clayton, Vic., C1
Thea Brown, Samantha Lyneham, Willow Bryant, Samantha Bricknell, Adam Tomison, D Tyson, Paula Fernandez Arias
(2019), Canberra, A.C.T., A6
T Brown, S Bricknell, W Bryant, S Lyneham, D Tyson, P Arias
(2019), Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, A6
C Bruton, D Tyson
(2018), Vol. 51, pp. 339-354, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, London, Eng., C1
J Little, D Tyson
(2017), pp. 1-24, Oxford research encyclopedia of criminolgy and criminal justice, Oxford, Eng., B1
T Brown, D Tyson, P Fernandez Arias
(2017), pp. 1-267, When Parents Kill Children: Understanding Filicide, B1
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
M Ulbrick, A Flynn, D Tyson
(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 324-370, Melbourne university law review, Carlton, Vic., C1
M McKenzie, D Kirkwood, D Tyson, B Naylor
(2016), Melbourne, Vic., A6
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
D Kirkwood, M McKenzie, D Tyson
(2013), Collingwood, Vic., A6-1
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