Dr Holder's work examines explores the relationship between victims of crime and the state, and the mediating effect of rights. Current projects include an examination of third party advocacy structures in international and domestic criminal justice systems, and innovative justice and service responses to violence against women. She also has a project examining the accountabilities of public prosecution.
Most recently Dr Holder has conducted work on specialist domestic and family violence courts, the role of specialist women's services in responding to violence against Aboriginal women, and the meaning of money as a justice response to sexual victimisation. She completed her PhD at the Regulatory Institutions Network at ANU in 2013 after 25 years’ experience in public policy and law reform in Australia and the UK.
- Law and Society
- Holder, R. (2017). Seeing the state: Human rights violations of victims of crime and abuse of power. In The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights (pp. 419–428).
- Holder, R. (2015). Satisfied? Exploring victims’ justice judgements. In D. W. and S. Ross (Ed.), Crime, Victims and Policy: International contexts, local experiences (first., pp. 184–213). UK: Palgrave.
- Holder, R. (1999). Developing an Unholy Alliance: Inter-Agency Responses to Domestic Violence in Hammersmith, in (eds. 1999), , Whiting and Birch, London. In H., G. and Malos, H. (Ed.), The Multi-Agency Approach to Domestic Violence (pp. 111–129). UK: Whiting and Birch.
- Holder, R. (1999). Pick ‘n Mix or Replication – the politics and process of replication. In S., and Pence, M. (Ed.), Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence (pp. 255–271). Thousand Oaks.: Sage.
- Holder, R. (2016). Untangling the meanings of justice: a longitudinal mixed method study. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1–17.
- Holder, R. (2009). Sisyphus and the System: criminal justice reform in the Australian Capital Territory. Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services, 8(1), 1–19.
- Holder, R. (2008). Catch‐22: Exploring Victim Interests in a Specialist Family Violence Jurisdiction. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 32(2), 265–290.
- Holder, R. (2006). The Emperor’s Clothes: Court and Justice Initiatives to Address Family Violence. Journal of Judicial Administration, 16(1), 30–47.
- Holder, R., & Mayo, N. (2003). What Do Women Want? Prosecuting Family Violence in the ACT. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 15(1), 5–25.
- Holder, R., Putt, J., & O’Leary, C. (2015). Advocacy for safety and empowerment: State of knowledge paper. Australia: ANROWS.
- Holder, R. (2014). Gender-based Violence Against Syrian Women Refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
- Holder, R. (2014). The Idea of Justice: reflections from a longitudinal prospective panel. Presented at the 14th International Symposium of Victimology, The Hague (2014).
- Holder, R. (2015). Are human rights owed victims of crime? Presented at the WSV Symposium 2015, Perth, Australia (2015).
- Holder, R., & Hosoi, Y. (2014). Victim reforms in Australia: from contestation to consolidation and compliance. Japanese Journal of Victimology Research, 24, xx–xxx.
- Holder, R. (2013). Democratising Justice: rethinking victim inclusion. Presented at the Victims Support Agency Symposium: Promoting a neutral and transparent criminal justice system for vi, Melbourne (2013).
- Ison, R. L., Holder, R., & Davies, J. (2013). Integrating social and bio-physical research in R4D: African Food Security Initiative researcher perspectives, 13(6), 1–49.
- Holder, R. (2012). Cooperative Witness and Ideal Victim: looking again at agency and choice. Presented at the National Research Day, Marriott Hotel Vancouver (2012).
- Holder, R. (2012). Participatory Justice: Bridging the public/private divide in domestic criminal law. Presented at the Seventeenth Annual Public Law Weekend: “Law”s Challenge to Democracy: Democracy’s Challenge to Law’,, Canberra (2012).
- Holder, R. (2012). Victim Participation in Justice. Presented at the Participatory Justice and Victims: Achieving justice for victims in local, national and internationa, Canberra (2012).
- Holder, R. (2010). Legal mobilisation & the ordinary person: exploring citizen interactions with the law following violence. Presented at the National Research Day, New Brunswick (2010).
- Holder, R. (2008). Catch-22: Exploring Victim Interests in a Specialist Family Violence Jurisdiction. Presented at the National Conference, JUST PARTNERS: Family Violence, Specialist Courts and the Idea of Integration, Canberra, ACT., Australia (2008).
- Holder, R. (2008). The Quality of Justice: operation of the Victims of Crime Act 1994 in the Australian Capital Territory 1996-2007, 1–115.
- Holder, R. (2007). Police and Domestic Violence: an analysis of domestic violence incidents attended by police in the ACT and subsequent actions, 1–59.
- Holder, R. (2007). Sisyphus and the System: Criminal Justice Reform in the ACT. Presented at the National Research Day, New Brunswick (2007).
- Holder, R. (2007). Through the Looking Glass: Victims of Crime and Confidence in the Courts. Presented at the National Conference on Confidence in the Courts, Canberra (2007).
- Holder, R. (2006). The Emperor’s Clothes: Court and Justice Initiatives to Address Family Violence. Presented at the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration Conference, Adelaine (2006).
- Holder, R., & Caruana, A. (2006). Criminal Justice Interventions in Family Violence in the ACT: The Family Violence Intervention Program 1998-2006, 1–56.
- Holder, R. (2005). Brave New World: Partnerships between Victim Services and Community Corrections. Presented at the National PACCOA Conference, Canberra (2005).
- Holder, R. (2001). Band Aid or Big Stick? Legislation as a means of regulating and changing police responses to victims of crime. Presented at the Police Integrity Conference, Brisbane (2001).
- Holder, R. (2001). Domestic and Family Violence – Criminal Justice Interventions, 1–36.
- Holder, R. (2000). A Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Inter-Agency Landscape. Presented at the International Conference Enough Is Enough, Metropolitan Police Service, London (2000).
- Holder, R. (1998). Race, Gender and Violence in Different Cultural Contexts. Presented at the National Conference on Coordinated Community Responses to Domestic Violence, Duluth, USA (1998).
- Holder, R. (1998). Victims’ Rights in Australia – a Journey to the Promised Land or Up the Garden Path? Presented at the National Conference of Victims’Rights, Sydney (1998).
- Holder, R. (1997). Preventing Repeat Victimisation - the role of the crime victim in prevention strategies. Presented at the Second National Crime Symposium, Canberra (1997).
- Holder, R. (2018). Just Interests: Victims, Citizens and the Potential for Justice.
- Holder, R. (2018). Co-producing prosecution: old and new third party forms. In Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky (pp. 70–84).
- Holder, R., & Putt, J. (2018). Research collaborations between womenⳠspecialist services, Aboriginal women and researchers. Qualitative Social Work, 1–18.
- Holder, R. (2017). Victims, Legal Consciousness, and Legal Mobilisation. In The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice (pp. 649–664).
- Holder, R., & Daly, K. (2017). Recognition, reconnection, and renewal: The meaning of money to sexual assault survivors. International Review of Victimology, 1–22.
- Holder, R., & Daly, K. (2017). Sequencing justice: a longitudinal study of justice goals of domestic violence victims. British Journal of Criminology, 1–18.
Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
Teacher, Online, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2017.
Teacher, Online, Online, Semester 1, 2017.
MA Master of Arts, University of London - 1986
DPhil Doctor of Philosophy, The Australian National University - 2014
Research Fellow, Griffith University 2014 - 2016
Principal Policy & Research Officer, Community Safety, London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham 1985 - 1994
Victims of Crime Coordinator, ACT Department of Justice 1996 - 2011
Secretary, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand 2016 - 2017
Executive Committee Member, Victim Support Australia 1997 - 2017
Visiting Fellow, Regulatory Institutions Network, ANU 2014 - 2014
AWAVA Member, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance 2012 -
VSA Member, Victim Support Australia 1996 -
WSV Member, World Society of Victimology 2012 -
SLSA Member, Socio-Legal Studies Association 2013 -
LSAANZ Member, Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand 2014 -