With a doctorate in social anthropology from the ANU and a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University, Dr Judy Putt has undertaken extensive research in crime and justice with a focus on action-oriented, mixed-methods, and on practice and policy relevance. Her current projects include a study of the use and efficacy of protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and assisting with a multi-site, four year study of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG. In 2017 she was part of a research team that completed an assessment of the RAMSI legacy for Pacific policing. Her publication record includes major research and evaluation reports, including those that have focused on domestic and family violence, community safety in remote Australia, and criminal justice reform. She has also co-authored numerous papers and journal articles on a wide range of topics related to crime and justice.
Domestic and family violence, community safety and crime prevention, evaluation and feminist methodologies, transnational and resource crime, policing and criminal justice reform
Sexual violence against children is a widespread social problem in Papua New Guinea, where capacity to respond to reported incidents is limited and only a minority of cases are reported to police.
The 2018 Crime and Safety Perceptions Survey in PNG indicated that domestic violenc
A new report authored by DPA’s Judy Putt, as well as Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas and Lindy Kanan, details the results of a study into the the uptake and efficacy of family protection orders(FPO
Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation.