Doctor Michael Salter

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Biography
Research
Current Projects
Publications

Biography

My work is focused on the intersections of gender, violence and culture and the ways in which violence is made meaningful by victims, perpetrators and others. Ongoing research interests include: child sexual abuse and its impacts across the lifespan, medico-legal responses to gendered violence, mental illness and substance abuse in traumatised populations, the role of online and digital technology in representations of violence, and the cultural significance of crime and violence. My background is in public health and public policy, and I've worked in the non-government and university sectors in translating research into policy and practice. My work aims to combine theoretical and empirical insights to inform work in a range of areas, including social work, child protection, therapy and counselling, policing and the law.

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Research

I am currently a co-investigator on a Criminology Research Council funded grant addressing the social and legal aspects of young people's sexual use of digital and online technology with colleagues from the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. In addition to this project, I am undertaking research in a number of diverse areas including: the use of social media by victims of gendered violence to challenge legal processes, the fetishisation of technology in crime control and politics, the phenomenon of multi-perpetrator domestic violence and the significance of ethnicity and culture in media reporting on organised sexual abuse.

I have recently completed a study of adult survivors of organised sexual abuse, and a study of sexually abused clients in the alcohol and drug sector with Dr Jan Breckenridge (UNSW). These projects involved qualitative research with traumatised populations, which continues to be an area of interest for me. 

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Current Projects

Title: Violence Prevention Program Review and Evaluation Study One: Men and Boys' Violence Prevention
Years: 2013-06-13 - 2014-06-30
ID: P00021688
UWS Researchers: Moira Carmody, Michael Salter and Geir Presterudstuen
Funding:
  • Department of Family and Community Services

Publications

Books

  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Organised sexual abuse', : Routledge 0415689775.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Organised Sexual Abuse', : Routledge 9780415689779.

Chapters in Books

  • Breckenridge, J. and Salter, M. (2012), 'Gender, Use and Abuse: Sexually Abused Women in Alcohol and Drug Treatment', Gender-based violence and public health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, Routledge 9780415504928.
  • Breckenridge, J. and Salter, M. (2012), 'Gender, use and abuse : sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International Perspectives on Budgets and Policies, Routledge 9780415504928.
  • Salter, M. (2011), 'Out of the shadows: Re-envisioning the debate on ritual abuse', Ritual abuse in the twenty-first century: Psychological, forensic, social and political considerations, Robert D. Reed 9781934759127.

Journal Articles

  • Salter, M. (2013), 'Beyond criminalisation and responsibilisation : sexting, gender and young people', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 16.
  • Salter, M. (2013), 'Grace's story : prolonged incestuous abuse from childhood into adulthood', Violence Against Women, 20.
  • Salter, M. (2013), '?Let?s get sexting? : risk, power, sex and criminalisation in the moral domain', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 15.
  • Salter, M. (2013), 'Through a glass, darkly : representation and power in research on organised abuse', Qualitative Sociology Review, 15.
  • Salter, M. and Tomsen, S. (2012), 'Violence and Carceral Masculinities In Felony Fights', The British Journal of Criminology, 15.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Managing Recidivism Amongst High-Risk Violent Men', Australian Family & Domestic Violence Clearinghouse Issues Series, 23.
  • Michael, S., Salter, M. and Richters, J. (2012), 'Organised abuse: A neglected category of sexual abuse with significant lifetime mental healthcare sequelae', Journal of Mental Health, 10.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Use and abuse: understanding the intersections of childhood abuse, alcohol and drug use and mental health', Mental Health and Substance Abuse, 14.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Invalidation: A neglected dimension of gender-based violence and inequality', International Journal for Crime and Justice, 11.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and the politics of paedophile rings', The Conversation, .
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Rogue priests or a culture of abuse? Investigating paedophilia in the Catholic Church', The Conversation, .
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Royal Commission: abuse victims need to be helped, not just heard', The Conversation, .
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Fighting child sexual exploitation at home and overseas', The Conversation, .
  • Salter, M. and Tomsen, S. (2012), 'Violence and carceral masculinities in Felony Fights', British Journal of Criminology, 15.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Managing recidivism amongst high risk violent men', Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse Issues Papers, 25.
  • Salter, M. and Richters, J. (2012), 'Organised abuse : a neglected category of sexual abuse with significant lifetime mental healthcare sequelae', Journal of Mental Health, 10.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'Invalidation : a neglected dimension of gender-based violence and inequality', International Journal for Crime and Justice, 11.
  • Breckenridge, J., Salter, M. and Shaw, E. (2012), 'Use and abuse : understanding the intersections of childhood abuse, alcohol and drug use and mental health', Mental Health and Substance Use, 14.
  • Salter, M. (2012), 'The role of ritual in the organised abuse of children', Child Abuse Review, 12.

Conference Papers

  • Salter, M. (2011), 'Invalidation: a neglected dimension of gendered violence', Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, Brisbane.
  • Salter, M. (2011), 'Organised abuse and testimonial legitimacy', ANZCCC2010: The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney.
  • Salter, M. (2011), 'Organised abuse and the politics of disbelief', The 2nd Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney.
  • Salter, M. (2011), 'Organised abuse and testimonial legitimacy', The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010, Sydney.