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Karen O'Connell

Karen O'Connell is an associate professor in the law department of University Technology Sydney and previously worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The vigil for Hannah Clarke and her three children Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3. (Image: AAP/Sarah Marshall)

Wicked problems may need broad solutions: how to 'fix' domestic violence

The legal system as a whole needs to get better at recognising the kinds of harms that characterise domestic violence.

Flowers left at the vigil for Hannah Clarke and her three children (Image: AAP/Sarah Marshall)

Can the law stop men killing their ex-partners? We asked an expert

Will strengthening our domestic violence laws prevent the kind of violence we saw, and railed against, this past week?