The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Institutional Cultures, Policy Frameworks and Social Change Report uri icon


  • This paper is the outcome of a Workshop supported by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in conjunction with La Trobe University, held in April 2017. The aim of this Workshop was to explore the background to the Royal Commission, its social, cultural and historical significance, and the role of the social sciences in building its knowledge base and in understanding its legislative, policy and justice implications. It brought together academics from a variety of disciplines (criminology, history, law, legal studies, social work and sociology), research staff from the Royal Commission, and legal practitioners and survivor advocates, providing a valuable opportunity for knowledge exchange between stakeholder and researcher agendas.

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  • 2017