Research team awarded funds to examine risk factors among domestic violence offenders

April 09, 2015

Canada Research Chair and Sociology Professor, Myrna Dawson, is part of a research team that has just been awarded an Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for a project entitled, “Examining the importance of dynamic risk factors for predicting recidivism and promoting change among domestically violent offenders.” The project is being led by Dr. Katreena Scott, Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention at the University of Toronto. Among project objectives, the four-year funding award will allow the research team to examine the contribution of dynamic risk factors to the prediction of domestic violence offending and to help improve upon interventions for offenders by conducting a process and outcome evaluation of a one current intervention initiative targeted for moderate to high-risk domestic violence offenders.