Judy Putt

Dr Judy Putt

Research Fellow


PhD (ANU), M. Phil. degree in criminology (Cambridge). B.A (Hons.) (University of Western Australia)

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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

Bilums on the cover page of the Family Protection Orders Research Report.

New research released on family protection orders in Papua New Guinea

New research is now available on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant funding awarded

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.

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

In a short film commissioned by the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and released here today, five PNG researchers share their experiences of doing res

New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

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

PNG woman with bruised eye

Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation.

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