The Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence (CSSLRV) at the University of Guelph is well represented this week at the large, international annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) being held in San Francisco, California. Centre student researchers Ilona Andersen, Danielle Bader, Sarah Cahill, Jordan Fairbairn, Julie Poon, Danielle Sutton, and Jessica Whitehead as well as Centre Director Myrna Dawson are all presenting research at the meeting. Andersen, Bader, Sutton and Whitehead are Master’s students in University of Guelph’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy Program (CCJP) and Cahill and Poon are PhD students in Sociological Criminology, also at the University of Guelph. Fairbairn is a sociology PhD student at Carleton University who is being co-supervised by Carleton’s Dr. Aaron Doyle and Dr. Dawson who is also a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice. Findings from various research studies are being presented, focusing on criminal justice responses to violent crime, including intimate partner violence and homicide, media depictions of officer-involved domestic violence and white collar crime, prevention of violence against women through social media, and Canadian historical patterns in filicide. Collaborating on several of the studies are CSSLRV Research Associate Tina Hotton and Professor David Walters, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph. This is the 70th annual ASC meeting and this year’s theme is Criminology at the Intersections of Oppression (http://asc41.com/annualmeeting.htm). For more information on these studies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 17, 2014