International Violence Prevention-Graduate Research Exchange

April 26, 2017

Today, in Australia, the CSSLRV co-hosted a graduate research exchange titled “International Violence Prevention: Graduate Research Exchange” with the Violence Research and Prevention Program, Griffith University, in Brisbane Australia. Five CSSLRV researchers presented research conducted with CSSLRV director, Myrna Dawson, drawing from Dawson’s SSHRC-funded Geography of Justice project. Danielle Bader presented research titled, “Examining gender differences in the processing of intimate partner homicide: A Canadian case study,” which used focal concerns, chivalry/paternalism, and Black’s theory of law to conduct a mixed method analysis of gender differences in punishment outcomes in intimate partner homicides. Michelle Carrigan presented research titled “Gender-based indicators for femicide: Understanding their utility in social science research” which examined the accessibility and utility of gender-based indicators in traditional data sources. Tina Hotton presented research titled, “Homicide victimization of indigenous women in Canada, 1890-2015,” which examined differences in the characteristics of homicide victimization involving indigenous and non-indigenous women. Anna Johnson presented research titled, “Sentencing in filicide cases: Examining how intimacy and parenthood determine punishments in cases of child homicide,” which examined how punishments varied for offenders who were parents to their victims compared to those who killed their children in different contexts. Finally, Danielle Sutton presented research titled, “Discounted victims? A comparative quantitative analysis of the court response to homicides of indigenous and non-indigenous victims in Ontario,” which examines the role of the victim’s race/ethnicity in criminal justice responses to violent crime. Five Griffith University PhD students and one Oxford University PhD student also participated in the exchange. This exchange provided students with the opportunity to network and receive feedback on their research.