ABSTRACT

This chapter considers the future of private security company involvement with victims of domestic violence. While this book has outlined Australia’s experience, it ought to be anticipated that for-profit security companies will seek further work in this area in the future. It is likely that security companies will continue to be a feature in the landscape of actors who are responding to the needs of victims of domestic violence. It is likely that over the coming decades more security companies will enter this field, more domestic violence services will contract companies, more programs that utilise security companies will be funded, and, ultimately, more victims of domestic violence will encounter workers from security companies as they provide a variety of safety-focused services. As discussed in previous chapters, security company involvement in this domain could be blocked only by specific regulatory sanctions or barriers, which currently show no likelihood of materialising, and therefore it should be assumed that their role in this world will only expand.