Bader presents research on court outcomes in intimate partner homicide

May 29, 2017

Danielle Bader presented today on the role of defendant gender and separation in punishment outcomes in the context of intimate partner homicide at the 52nd Annual Canadian Sociological Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario. The research was collected as part of the Geography of Justice project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Co-authored with Myrna Dawson, the study employed quantitative analyses to compare criminal justice outcomes in intimate partner homicide cases for male and female defendants, specifically at charging, conviction, and sentencing. Supplementary qualitative analyses were used to examine how judges discussed separation and culpability of male and female defendants in separation killings. Bader is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Research Assistant at the CSSLRV at University of Guelph. Dawson is the CSSLRV Director who holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice.