Judy Putt

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MPhil (criminology) PhD (anthropology)


With a doctorate in social anthropology from 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.

Research interests

Domestic and family violence, community safety and crime prevention, evaluation and feminist methodologies, transnational and resource crime, policing and criminal justice reform.


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