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Wednesday 15 April 2015
Featured News Politics

enough is enough: raising the benchmark on crime

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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Trigger warning: this article contains discussion of rape and violence against women Stephen Sullivan is part of a movement that has gathered thousands of followers in just a few weeks. Sullivan says it has tapped into an emotion. ‘People have been thinking about what’s been happening the past few years and they’ve actually come on…
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Tuesday 1 April 2014

true detective and the absence of women

Claire Gaynor
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Two male detectives arrive at a crime scene. In a small clearing, in the midst of still-smouldering crops, is a dead woman. She is naked and blindfolded, with large antlers atop her unruly hair, and is poised in a sacrificial manner. This is Louisiana in 1995. Merely the beginning of what is to be a…
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Wednesday 19 March 2014
Culture Film TV

screenshot: murder she wrote

Emma Nobel

What do a wealthy Melbourne aristocrat, the adult child of a career criminal and a sheriff detective dealing in the supernatural have in common? They’re some of the newest protagonists leading the charge in television’s latest wave of hit crime dramas – a posse of plucky women signalling a renaissance in a genre that’s slowly…
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Wednesday 6 November 2013

New Zealand ‘rape club’ targets young girls

Kezia Lubanszky
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It’s the kind of thing nightmares are made of: a group of young men who go around raping women just for fun. They call themselves the ‘Roast Busters.’ They seek out girls as young as 13, fill them with alcohol and take advantage of them. Then, they post their exploits on Facebook for all to…
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Thursday 12 September 2013
News World

in brief : four men convicted in delhi gang rape case

Toby Newton
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(Image via Flickr) Four men have been convicted in New Delhi over the gang rape and murder of a 23 year old physiotherapy student onboard a moving bus in December last year. The victim was viciously assaulted by the group for an hour before being thrown from the bus along with a male friend she…
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Featured News

violent crime, the justice system and the jill meagher case

Danielle Scoins
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The rape and murder of Jill Meagher has shocked the Australian people. Now, as the trial against the accused, Adrian Bayley, unfolds and with sentencing set for today, it has become apparent that not only was Bayley known to police, but he held a significant criminal history. This history includes charges of rape, attempted rape,…
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Sunday 30 September 2012
Books Featured

lip lit & giveaway: the 100 year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

lip magazine

On his one hundredth birthday, feeling reluctant to go to his party in which the Mayor and the media will be in attendance, Allan climbs out his window and disappears. He heads to the bus station, steals a suitcase, borders a bus, befriends a petty thief, an eternal student and his beautiful fiancé, and her…
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