Benchimol, Poon, and Hotton present research at ISA World Congress of Sociology

July 15, 2018

Three CSSLRV researchers presented their research today at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology in Toronto. Guila Benchimol, a PhD candidate in Sociological Criminology, presented her paper entitled “Victims are Doing it from Themselves: Examining the Move from Sexual Victimization to Anti-Sexual Violence Advocacy.” Benchimol conducted narrative interviews with individuals who have experienced sexual victimization and are now anti-sexual violence advocates. Also a Sociological Criminology PhD candidate, Julie Poon presented her paper entitled “An Examination of Whether and How Court-Mandated Intervention Programs Address the Lived Realities of Women Who Perpetrate Intimate Partner Violence.” Poon conducted one-on-one interviews with women who were court mandated to attend Ontario’s Partner Assault Response (PAR) programs as well as PAR facilitators and analyzed how women in PAR programs interpreted their use of physical force and whether the programs adequately addressed their needs. Finally, Tina Hotton presented her paper “An Examination of Provincial/Territorial Variation in the Probability of Being Charged with Intimate Partner Assault by Gender of the Accused.” Preliminary findings revealed that there was variation in the likelihood of being charged with intimate partner assault based on gender of the accused as well as the province or territory in which the incident took place. Hosted by the Canadian Sociological Association, World Congress has seen about 6,000 delegates from 120 countries travel to Toronto to participate in the week of activities.