This paper presents a brief overview of emerging issues in domestic violence research. Specifically, it sets out a research agenda in the context of rural and remote communities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) communities; domestic violence amongst the
elderly, those with disabilities and in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities; domestic violence and homelessness; the impact on children; and perpetrator programs. This agenda does not purport to be exhaustive; in particular, it focuses on male perpetrators. In addition, the need for more research in relation to family violence in Indigenous communities should not be overlooked (see Bartels 2010). Nonetheless, this paper aims to serve as a point of focus for the criminological community for future research in this context.