Michael Salter

Associate Professor of Criminology
Scientia Fellow (Level D)

Dr Michael Salter is the Scientia Associate Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences at UNSW and an expert in child sexual exploitation and gendered violence. Michael applies critical and feminist theory to the study of complex trauma, with a focus on intersections with technology. Michael sits on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and he is an advisor to the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and White Ribbon Australia. He is Associate Editor of Child Abuse Review and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. 

Books
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Salter M, 2016, Crime, justice and social media, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315687742
2016
Salter M, 2012, Organised sexual abuse, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203082188
2012
Book Chapters
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Wong T; Breckenridge J; Salter M; Lamb R; James M; Tzioumi D, 2020, 'Sibling sexual abuse: Responding to everyone involved. New South Wales case study: Clinicians’ experiences of providing services to families affected by sibling sexual abuse: An exploration of service engagement and best practice strategies.', in Improved Accountability The Role of Perpetrator Intervention Systems, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS), Sydney, pp. 171 - 187
2020
Salter M, 2019, 'Online justice in the circuit of capital: Metoo, marketization and the deformation of sexual ethics', in MeToo and the Politics of Social Change, Springer International Publishing, pp. 317 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15213-0_20
2019
Salter M, 2018, 'Child sexual abuse', in Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology: Second Edition, pp. 316 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315622040
2018
Salter M, 2018, 'Child sexual abuse', in DeKeseredy WS; Dragiewicz M (ed.), ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY, 2ND EDITION, ROUTLEDGE, pp. 316 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315622040-29
2018
Salter M, 2018, 'Publicising Privacy, Weaponising Publicity: The Dialectic of Online Abuse on Social Media', in Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, Springer International Publishing, pp. 29 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97607-5_2
2018
Salter M, 2018, 'Child sexual abuse', in The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies, Routledge, pp. 254 - 263, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315270265-24
2018
Breckenridge JM; Salter M, 2012, 'Gender, Use and Abuse - Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Nakray K (ed.), Gender Based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, edn. 1st, Routledge, USA, pp. 108 - 122, http://www.amazon.com/Gender-based-Violence-Public-Health-International/dp/0415504929
2012
Journal articles
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McPhillips K; Salter M; Roberts-Pedersen E; Kezelman C, 2020, 'Understanding trauma as a system of psycho-social harm: Contributions from the Australian royal commission into child sex abuse', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.104232
2020
Salter M; Robinson K; Ullman J; Denson N; Ovenden G; Noonan K; Bansel P; Huppatz K, 2020, 'Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Men’s Attitudes and Understandings of Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260519898433
2020
Salter M, 2019, 'Malignant trauma and the invisibility of ritual abuse', Attachment: New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis, vol. 13, pp. 15 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.33212/att.v13n1.2019.15
2019
Salter M, 2019, 'Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination and the Moral Context of Trauma Science', Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, vol. 20, pp. 135 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2019.1571858
2019
Salter M, 2019, 'The transitional space of public inquiries: The case of the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, pp. 000486581988663 - 000486581988663, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865819886634
2019
Salter M, 2018, 'Abuse and cruelty in religious bureaucracy: The case of the anglican diocese of Newcastle', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 42, pp. 243 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14443058.2018.1459782
2018
Dragiewicz M; Burgess J; Matamoros-Fernández A; Salter M; Suzor NP; Woodlock D; Harris B, 2018, 'Technology facilitated coercive control: domestic violence and the competing roles of digital media platforms', Feminist Media Studies, vol. 18, pp. 609 - 625, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2018.1447341
2018
Salter M, 2018, 'From geek masculinity to Gamergate: the technological rationality of online abuse', Crime, Media, Culture, vol. 14, pp. 247 - 264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741659017690893
2018
Salter M, 2018, 'Child Sexual Abuse: Ethics and Evidence', Child Abuse Review, vol. 27, pp. 165 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/car.2516
2018
Salter M, 2017, 'Organized abuse in adulthood: Survivor and professional perspectives', Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, vol. 18, pp. 441 - 453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2017.1295426
2017
Salter M, 2017, 'Organized Child Sexual Abuse in the Media', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.113
2017
Mottram B; Salter M, 2016, '“It’s an Ethical, Moral and Professional Dilemma I Think”: Domestic Violence Workers’ Understandings of Women’s Use of Violence in Relationships', Affilia - Journal of Women and Social Work, vol. 31, pp. 192 - 206, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886109915574580
2016
Salter M, 2016, 'Men's rights or men's needs? Anti-feminism in Australian men's health promotion', Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol. 28, pp. 69 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/cjwl.28.1.69
2016
Salter M, 2016, 'Real men do hit women: The violence at the heart of masculinity', Meanjin, vol. 75, pp. 97 - 104
2016
Salter M, 2016, '‘Real men don't hit women’: Constructing masculinity in the prevention of violence against women', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 49, pp. 463 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865815587031
2016
Salter M, 2016, 'Privates in the online public: Sex(ting) and reputation on social media', New Media and Society, vol. 18, pp. 2723 - 2739, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444815604133
2016
Salter M, 2015, 'Special edition: Child sexual abuse and exploitation guest editor's introduction', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v3i.240
2015
Salter M; Dagistanli S, 2015, 'Cultures of abuse: Sex grooming, Organised abuse and race in Rochdale, UK', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 4, pp. 50 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v3i2.211
2015
Salter M; Dagistanli S, 2015, 'Cultures of Abuse: ‘Sex Grooming’, Organised Abuse and Race in Rochdale, UK', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v4i2.211
2015
Salter M, 2014, 'Multi-Perpetrator Domestic Violence', Trauma, Violence, and Abuse, vol. 15, pp. 102 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524838013511542
2014
Salter M, 2014, 'GETTING HAGUED The impact of international law on child abduction by protective mothers', ALTERNATIVE LAW JOURNAL, vol. 39, pp. 19 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1037969X1403900106
2014
Salter M, 2014, 'Toys for the Boys? Drones, Pleasure and Popular Culture in the Militarisation of Policing', Critical Criminology, vol. 22, pp. 163 - 177, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10612-013-9213-4
2014
Salter M, 2013, 'Grace's Story: Prolonged Incestuous Abuse From Childhood Into Adulthood', Violence Against Women, vol. 19, pp. 146 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077801213476459
2013
Lee M; Crofts T; Salter M; Milivojevic S; McGovern A, 2013, ''Let’s Get Sexting’: Risk, Power, Sex and Criminalisation in the Moral Domain', The International Journal for Crime and Justice, vol. 2, pp. 35 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v2i1.89
2013
Salter M, 2013, 'Through a glass, Darkly: Representation and power in research on organized abuse', Qualitative Sociology Review, vol. 9, pp. 152 - 166
2013
Salter M, 2013, 'Justice and revenge in online counter-publics: Emerging responses to sexual violence in the age of social media', Crime, Media, Culture, vol. 9, pp. 225 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741659013493918
2013
Salter M; Crofts T; Lee M, 2013, 'Beyond Criminalisation and Responsibilisation: Sexting, Gender and Young People', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 24, pp. 301 - 316, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2013.12035963
2013
Salter M, 2012, 'The Role of Ritual in the Organised Abuse of Children', Child Abuse Review, vol. 21, pp. 440 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/car.2215
2012
Salter M; Tomsen S, 2012, 'Violence and carceral masculinities in felony fights', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 52, pp. 309 - 323, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azr074
2012
Breckenridge JM; Salter M; Shaw E, 2012, 'Use and Abuse:understanding the intersections of childhood ause, alcohol and drug use and mental health', Mental Health and Substance Use, vol. 5, pp. 314 - 327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17523281.2012.703224
2012
Salter M, 2012, 'Invalidation: A Neglected Dimension of Gender-based Violence and Inequality', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY, vol. 1, pp. 3 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v1i1.73
2012
Salter M, 2005, 'HIV prevention and community engagement: 15 years on.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 16, pp. 187 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/nb05052
2005
Other
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Peleg N; Salter M, 2019, Submission to the Online Safety Charter consultation
2019
Reports
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Chung D; Upton-Davis K; Cordier R; Campbell E; Wong T; Salter M; Austen S; O’Leary P; Breckenridge J; Vlais R; Green D; Pracilio A; Young A; Gore A; Watts L; Wilkes-Gillan S; Speyer R; Mahoney N; Anderson S; Bissett T, 2020, Improved accountability: The role of perpetrator intervention systems, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS), Sydney, https://d2rn9gno7zhxqg.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30164900/Chung-RR-Improved-Accountability.pdf
2020
Breckenridge JM; Hamer J; Salter M, 2011, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report, UNSW, Sydney, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report
2011
Breckenridge JM, 2010, ‘Use and abuse’: Understanding the intersections of child abuse, drug use and mental health, UNSW, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17523281.2012.703224
2010
  • 2018 Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement - International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • 2017 High Commendation for the ANZSOC Allen Austin Bartholomew Award – Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • 2017 People’s Choice Award – Western Sydney University Research Impact Competition – Western Sydney University
  • 2014 New Scholar Award – Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Child abuse, child sexual exploitation, violence against women, domestic violence, sexual assault, primary prevention, gender inequality, online abuse, technologically-facilitated abuse

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