Guest post by Kathryn M. Campbell - "Innocence Ottawa Takes first Steps towards Exoneration"

Guest post by Kathryn M. Campbell - "Innocence Ottawa Takes first Steps towards Exoneration"

Every month, the Blog of the Department of Criminology publishes essays written by our colleagues featuring their research or their analysis of current issues. In this essay, Kathryn M. Campbell (Full Professor and director of Innocence Ottawa) presents her work with Innocence Ottawa, an organization supporting people who are wrongfully convicted.

Chaque mois, le blogue du Département de criminologie propose des billets rédigés par nos collègues et présentant leurs recherches ou leurs perspectives sur des enjeux d’actualité. Dans ce billet, Kathryn M. Campbell (Professeure titulaire et directrice d’Innocence Ottawa) présente son travail avec Innocence Ottawa, un organisme qui supporte les personnes victimes de condamnations injustifiées.

Click on the link below to read Innocence Ottawa Takes first Steps towards Exoneration

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Journal of Prisoners on Prisons publishes its latest issue

The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP), which is housed in the Department of Criminology and is published by the University of Ottawa Press, has released its latest issue (click here).

Edited by Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg), Volume 28(1) of the JPP includes a general section comprised of several articles on imprisonment in the United States. In a special section dedicated to “Continuing the Dialogue on the Canadian Carceral State”, the issue also features a paper co-authored by Souheil Benslimane (Lead Coordinator, Jail Accountability & Information Line) and David Moffette (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) entitled “The Double Punishment of Criminal Inadmissibility for Immigrants”.

While only subscribers to the print version of the journal have advanced access to all the articles in the general section of the issue, those interested in reading the full issue prior to all content being available online in January 2020 are encouraged to get their hands on a copy by subscribing to the publication through the University of Ottawa Press.

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CPEP's Jail Accountability & Information Line releases its second quarterly report ahead of Prisoners' Justice Day vigil

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The Jail Accountability & Information Line, a volunteer hotline that takes calls from prisoners and their loved ones to address human rights issues at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre and connect callers to community service providers to facilitate safe re-entry outcomes post-release, have published their second quarterly report. The report includes 47 recommendations, as well as a series of proposed reforms by women and men at the provincial jail on Innes Road, which will be read during a vigil being held this Saturday, August 10th at 7:30pm at Major’s Hill Park to commemorate Prisoners’ Justice Day. uOttawa CRM students, alumni, staff, professors and other interested community members are encouraged to attend the event.

Carceral Cultures Research Initiative and HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel launch visitors' survey

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The Carceral Cultures Research Initiative and the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel have recently teamed-up on a joint project funded by a SSHRC Partnership Engagement Grant. Entitled “Making Meaning Out of Punishment: Exhibit Curation, Tour Guide Work and Visitor Engagement at the Ottawa Jail Hostel”, the project involves the creation of a new tour script and exhibits at the former Carleton County Gaol that is now home to the hostel. It also explores how meanings of penality conveyed at the site, both old and new, shape visitor engagement.

A survey has been developed as part of the visitor engagement component of the project. If you’ve recently participated in a tour of the former Carleton County Gaol led by guides employed by the HI-Ottawa Jail Hostel, you’re encouraged to complete the visitors’ survey in English or in French.

Upcoming Prisoners' Justice Day events on Algonquin Territory / in Ottawa

Prisoners’ Justice Day (PJD) - a non-violent, day-long hunger strike and work stoppage - has been observed every year by prisoners on August 10th since 1975 to commemorate the lives of those who’ve died behind bars, as well as demand an end to solitary confinement and other human rights abuses that routinely take place inside sites of human caging.

In keeping with the history of PJD, local community organizers - including members of the Criminalization and Punishment and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) and Millhaven Lifers Liaison Group (MLLG) - have organized a series of events on Algonquin Territory / in Ottawa in solidarity with people forcibly confined behind penitentiary, prison, jail, and immigration detention centre walls in Canada and elsewhere across the world. All are welcome to attend!

PJD Political Education and Poster Making Session
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bronson Centre - Room 103
211 Bronson Avenue

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

PJD Private Community Discussion
Saturday, August 10, 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Bronson Centre - Room 222
211 Bronson Avenue

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

PJD 2019 Vigil
Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Major’s Hill Park (at the entrance near the top of the stairs at the United States Embassy)
Mackenzie Avenue

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Picnic for Prisoners’ Justice
Sunday, August 18, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dundonald Park
Somerset and Lyon

Click here to visit the Facebook event page.

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Nouvelles bourses CRSH pour nos étudiant.e.s / New SSHRC scholarships awarded to our students

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Le CRSH vient d’annoncer publiquement les récipiendaires d’un grand nombre de subventions de recherche et de partenariat ainsi que de bourses pour les étudiant.e.s. Plusieurs collègues du département sont parmi eux! Nous avons présenté les subventions des professeur.e.s la semaine dernière et vous présentons maintenant les récipiendaires étudiant.e.s.

SSHRC recently released the names of the successful applicants for a number of research and partnership grants as well as for student scholarships and post-doc fellowships. Many of our colleagues are among them! We presented faculty grants last week and now continue with scholarships awarded to our students.

Bourses d’études supérieures du Canada J-A.B. - PhD / J-A.B Canada Graduate Scholarships- PhD

  • Katarina Bogosavljevic

    Victim and Vector: Challenging notions of victimhood in HIV nondisclosure

  • Brianna Garneau (applied here, going to York University)

    Impacts of immigration detention and deportation on families

  • Jasmine Hébert

    Corporate Liability in Canada and the United Kingdom

Bourses doctorales du CRSH / SSHRC Doctoral Scholarships

  • Brittany Mario

    Mental Health and Prison Programming for Federally Sentenced Women in Canada

Bourses d’études supérieures du Canada J-A.B. - Maîtrise / J-A.B Canada Graduate Scholarships- MA

  • Alyssa Leblond

    Barriers to Re-Entry for Prisoners in Provincial Institutions

  • Patrick Mott

    The Criminalization of Medical Malpractice in Canada

  • Lisa Plamondon-Dufour

    L'économie morale des proches des femmes et des filles autochtones disparues ou assassinées au Québec

  • Jana Skorstengaard

    A Shot at Redemption: A Qualitative Exploration on the Rehabilitative Impacts of Arts-Based Prison Programs for Incarcerated Women in Canada

Bourses de financement en études urbaines pour travailler avec Carolyn Côté-Lussier

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Carolyn Côté-Lussier (professeure adjointe, INRS Centre Urbanisation Culture et Société, et professeure auxiliaire, Département de Criminologie, Université d’Ottawa) cherche à accueillir des étudiantEs de 1er cycle et de cycles supérieurs qui désirent travailler sur des enjeux reliés à la criminologie et les thèmes de la criminologie axés sur les politiques sociales, les interventions (conception et évaluation), l'analyse spatiale et toutes les questions liées au crime, la police et la sécurité en milieu urbain. Les sujets connexes incluent la santé physique et mentale, ainsi que les intérêts méthodologiques (par exemple, les études expérimentales, les méthodes mixtes ou les méthodes quantitatives avancées). La date limite pour envoyer son CV est le 15 août. Pour plus d’informations, contactez Prof. Côté-Lussier à Carolyn.Cote-Lussier@ucs.inrs.ca

 

Sylvie Frigon élue au Conseil des Universités de l'Ontario / Sylvie Frigon elected on the Council of Ontario Universities

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Sylvie Frigon (Professeur titutlaire) a été élue à la dernière réunion du Sénat, le 10 juin, pour occuper le poste de Collègue Universitaire au Conseil des Universités de l'Ontario pour un mandat de trois ans. Sylvie, qui a déjà de l'expérience en gestion administrative au niveau du département et du corps professoral ici à l'Université d'Ottawa, participera maintenant aux discussions sur l'enseignement post-secondaire au niveau provincial.

Sylvie Frigon (Full Professor) was elected at the last Senate meeting on June 10th to hold the position of Academic Colleague on the Council of Ontario Universities for a mandate of 3 years. Already having administrative management experience at the departmental and faculty levels here at the University of Ottawa, Sylvie will now be participating in discussions about post-secondary education at the provincial level.

Sidra Hashmi wins the 2018-2019 IRLRC Essay Competition

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Sidra Hashmi (BA student) is the winner of the 2018-2019 Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child‘s (IRLRC) Essay Competition. Her essay entitled Mundane Marginalization: A Criminological Analysis of the Immigration Detention of Children in Canada was the winner of the undergraduate category.

One of the competition’s criteria is that the text must have been prepared for a course or for the completion of diploma or degree requirements. Sidra’s paper that was written in CRM 4313 Crimes of the Powerful (Winter 2019), taught by Christine Gervais (Associate Professor). As part of the award, the essay will be published in The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights (CJCR).

De nouvelles subventions CRSH au département / New SSHRC grants in the department

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Le CRSH vient d’annoncer publiquement les récipiendaires d’un grand nombre de subventions de recherche et de partenariat ainsi que de bourses pour les étudiant.e.s. Plusieurs collègues du département sont parmi eux! Nous commençons par vous présenter les subventions des professeur.e.s et poursuivrons la semaine prochaine avec les étudiant.e.s et post-doctorant.es.

SSHRC recently released the names of the successful applicants for a number of research and partnership grants as well as for student scholarships and post-doc fellowships. Many of our colleagues are among them! We’re starting this week with faculty grants and will continue next week with students and post-docs.

Subventions Savoir / Insight Grants

Subventions Développement Savoir / Insight Development Grants

Subventions d’engagement partenarial / Partnership Engagement Grants

  • Making Meaning Out of Punishment: Exhibit Curation, Tour Guide Work and Visitor Engagement at the Ottawa Jail Hostel Justin Piché (PI), Kevin Walby (co) and Carolyn Côté-Lussier (co) in partnership with HI Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Richard Dubé et Margarida Garcia à Oñati / Richard Dubé and Margarida Garcia in Oñati

Richard Dubé et Margarida Garcia à Oñati / Richard Dubé and Margarida Garcia in Oñati

Mai et juin sont des mois de colloques pour les professeur(e)s du département. Récemment, Richard Dubé (Professeur agrégé) et Margarida Garcia (Professeure agrégée) présentaient leurs travaux à l’Institut international de sociologie du droit à Oñati au Pays Basque, lors d’un colloque intitulé Linking Generations for Global Justice. Margarida y a présenté une communication intitulée “Leadership as a Tool for Justice and Legal Reform” et Richard une communication intitulée “The Sphere of Ontological Reforms: Beyond Structural and Cultural Reforms of Legal Identities and Perceptions of Justice”. Cliquez sur “Read More” pour lire les résumés.

May and June are conference months for the Department’s professors. Recently, Richard Dubé (Associate professor) and Margarida Garcia (Associate professor) presented their research at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, in the Basque Country, during the Linking Generations for Global Justice conference. Margarida presented a paper titled “Leadership as a Tool for Justice and Legal Reform” and Richard a paper called “The Sphere of Ontological Reforms: Beyond Structural and Cultural Reforms of Legal Identities and Perceptions of Justice”. Click on “Read More” to read the abstracts.

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Review of David Moffette's book in Border Criminologies

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Border Criminologies, a blog of the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, published a review of Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour and Security in Spain published by David Moffette (Assistant Professor) at UBC Press. The author of the review, Laura Cleton (PhD candidate at the University of Antwerp), claims that: “Moffette’s final chapter sets out a promising research agenda by pointing to the need for research on ‘governing through probation’. The chapter discusses the rightful importance of temporality in migration governance and considers the ‘slowing down of time’ as an intentional technology of government which needs further research. Scholars working on the connections between precariousness, conditionality, the continuous assessment of desirability and disposability of migrant labour will find Governing Irregular Migration: Bordering Culture, Labour and Security in Spain an inspiring, insightful and practical guide with a broad agenda for further research.”

Guest essay by Christine Gervais - Collateral Consequences to Relatives of Youth who Sexually Offend

Guest essay by Christine Gervais - Collateral Consequences to Relatives of Youth who Sexually Offend

Every month, the Blog of the Department of Criminology publishes essays written by our colleagues featuring their research or their analysis of current issues. In this essay, Christine Gervais (Associate Professor) presents her research on consequences to relatives of youth who sexually offend. Click the link below to read it.

Chaque mois, le blogue du Département de criminologie propose des billets rédigés par nos collègues et présentant leurs recherches ou leurs perspectives sur des enjeux d’actualité. Dans ce billet, Christine Gervais (Professeure agrégée) présente sa recherche sur les conséquences sur les proches des jeunes qui ont commis une agression sexuelle. Cliquez sur le lien ci-bas pour lire le texte.

Collateral Consequences to Relatives of Youth who Sexually Offend

By Christine Gervais

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Justin Piché comments on CTV on Raptors' president's altercation with police

Raptors’s president Masai Ujiri had an altercation with police during the NBA finals’ victory game as a Sheriff’s deputy pushed him because he was not wearing his NBA credentials. Commenting on CTV News, Justin Piché (Associate Professor) presents the potential charges against Ujiri as unjust and following a double standard. See the story here.

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Student blog post: "Death by Deregulation" by Sandrine Haentjens

Student blog post: "Death by Deregulation" by Sandrine Haentjens

Sandrine Haentjens (undergraduate student) was a student in CRM 3310: Corporate and White Collar Crime during the winter 2019 semester. This blog is a summary of the term paper she wrote on the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, which killed 47 people and spilled thousands of litres of crude oil into the town’s lake. For Sandrine this disaster is a clear example of a corporate crime, one that demands immediate social, political and academic scrutiny.

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Lemonde, Strimelle et Vanhamme publient un nouveau livre sur la justice

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Véronique Strimelle (Professeure agrégée), Françoise Vanhamme (Professeure agrégée) et leur collègue Anne Lemonde (Institut national belge de criminalistique et de criminologie & Université Libre de Bruxelles) viennent de faire paraître un nouvel ouvrage collectif intitulé JUSTICE! Conflits de savoirs, savoirs en conflit dans la section Livres et actes de la plateforme Érudit. L’ouvrage, qui est disponible en livre accès, “explore les conflits de savoirs dans le champ du travail criminologique, soit sur les plans théoriques, techniques, pratiques, d’expertise, de sens commun... Savoirs en concurrence, déni de savoir, dévalorisation ou récupération qui émergent de communautés épistémiques ou de communautés de pratique, toutes ces facettes de la question traitée en viennent à interroger à leur manière la légitimation des savoirs. Quoi de moins étonnant dans une discipline aussi sensible aux enjeux normatifs et aux questions de pouvoir, de domination, de valeurs, de justice que l’est la criminologie critique, dont les caractéristiques rejoignent de plus des traits forts de la pensée postmoderne ?” (extrait du résumé).

Sandra Lehalle et Jennifer Kilty gagnent le Prix d'excellence en enseignement de la Faculté / Sandra Lehalle and Jennifer Kilty receive the Faculty's Excellence in Teaching Award

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Sandra Lehalle (Professeure agrégée) et Jennifer Kilty (Professeure agrégée) ont conjointement reçu le Prix d'excellence en enseignement 2019 de la Faculté des sciences sociales pour le projet Walls to Bridges. Le cours créé dans le cadre de ce programme est offert à l’intérieur même des murs de la prison. Le programme permet de regrouper à l’intérieur d’une même classe les étudiants non-incarcérés et les étudiants incarcérés, favorisant ainsi les échanges entre des groupes d’individus ayant connu des expériences de vie très différentes. Le cours a été dispensé pour la première fois à l’hiver 2018, auprès d’un groupe d’environ 15 étudiants qui se sont rencontrés à toutes les semaines dans les locaux du Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre.

Sandra Lehalle (Associate Professor) and Jennifer Kilty (Associate Professor) jointly received the Faculty of Social Sciences's 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Walls to Bridges project. The course created as part of this program is offered inside prison walls. It gathers in the same classroom incarcerated and non-incarcerated students, providing space for exchanges between groups of people who often have very different life experiences. The course was first taught in the winter of 2018 with some 15 students who have met weekly in a room at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.

Katarina Bogosavljevic' MA thesis awarded the Commission on Graduate Studies in Humanities Prize

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Katarina Bogosavljevic (PhD Student) received the Commission on Graduate Studies in Humanities Prize for her MA thesis defended last summer.

Her thesis, titled CFL has its patient zero”: A Critical Examination of HIV Nondisclosure in the Trevis Smith Case, provides a feminist critical discourse analysis of the juridical and mediated content on Trevis Smith who was a former Canadian Football League linebacker convicted of aggravated sexual assault for not disclosing to his sexual partners that he was living with HIV. The thesis shows that Smith was initially shown sympathy by way of his construction as a philanthropist, and sports hero. However, as the case progressed his masculinity was discursively linked to racialized tropes of hypersexuality, dangerousness, and criminality due to his failure to disclose that he was HIV positive. The thesis posits that these discursive connections are part of a broader historical narrative that subjugates and controls Black men while also working to symbolically and literally segregate the Canadian HIV-negative social body from the hypersexual Black ‘AIDS fiend’. Congratulations Kat!

Featuring our postdocs series: Dr. Hayley R. Crooks / Série postdocs: Dr. Hayley R. Crooks

Featuring our postdocs series: Dr. Hayley R. Crooks / Série postdocs:  Dr. Hayley R. Crooks

Le département accueille des chercheur.e.s postdoctoraux chaque année. Ils passent quelques mois à quelques années avec nous pour poursuivre leurs recherches personnelles ou contribuer à de grands projets dirigés par des professeur.e.s du département. Cet été, nous vous en présentons quelques uns. Cliquez sur le lien ci-bas pour en savoir plus // The department hosts a number of postdoctoral researchers each year. They spend a few months a to a couple of years with us to pursue their own research or contribute to big projects led by professors in the department. This summer, we’re featuring some of them. Click on the link below to learn more.

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