Justin Piché donnera la conférence d’ouverture durant une journée d’études sur la patrimonialisation des lieux d’enfermement à l’Université de Rennes II en avril

Le but de cette journée d’études réunissant des chercheur.e.s de diverses disciplines (histoire, sociologie et criminologie) est de faire le point sur les travaux menés sur la patrimonialisation des lieux d’enfermement et des systèmes répressifs et sur les perspectives ouvertes par ce champ encore neuf dans l’espace francophone, à l'occasion notamment de la parution de The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Tourism (dir. par Jacqueline Wilson, Sarah Hodgkinson, Justin Piché et Kevin Walby). La journée est organisée autour de trois axes : 1. mémoire et commémoration ; 2.  patrimonialisation et muséographie ; 3. pratiques touristiques et publics.  Cliquez ici pour plus de renseignements concernant cet événement organisé par Fanny Bugnon, Sophie Le Coq et Gwénola Ricordeau.

Colloque annuel du CIRCEM sur la « normativité » et la « critique » en sciences sociales

Le Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les minorités (CIRCEM) tient son colloque annuel ayant pour thème « Pour repenser les discours sur la ''normativité'' et la ''critique'' en sciences sociales ». 

L'événement a lieu au pavillon des diplômés Alex-Trebek et dans le bâtiment de la Faculté des sciences sociales du 9 au 11 avril 2017. Cet événement est gratuit et l'inscription est nécessaire.

Inscription au pcorrive@uottawa.ca avant le 31 mars 2017.

L’ambition de ce projet est de contribuer à l’élucidation de deux grands thèmes « problématiques » qui se renvoient souvent l’un à l’autre et qui posent des difficultés sérieuses tant aux étudiants d’études supérieures qu’aux professionnels et chercheurs chevronnés : le thème de la « normativité » et le thème de la « critique ». Nous avons sélectionné deux grandes questions pour les structurer : (1) « Qu’est-ce que signifie être normatif ? » et (2) « Qu’est-ce que signifie être critique ou y a-t-il une forme privilégiée de critique ou un lieu privilégiée pour faire la critique ? ».

Organisé par Alvaro Pires (CIRCEM, Professeur titulaire, Criminologie, Université d’Ottawa), Patrice Coriveau (Professeur titulaire, Département de criminologie, Université d’Ottawa), et Lukas Sosoe (Professeur à l’Université de Luxembourg)

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The Globe and Mail reports that BC Corrections has lifted its ban on the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons features peer-reviewed articles written by current and former prisoners.  Published by the University of Ottawa Press and housed in the Department of Criminology, BC Corrections prevented prisoners under its control from accessing the publication from August 2016 to January 2017.  The ban was rescinded following informal exchanges between BC Corrections and journal editorial staff, including Professor Justin Piché, Vancouver-based Prisoners’ Legal Services and other intervenors.  To learn more about the ban, read the article in the Globe and Mail.

“I’m not glad that the ban was handed down in the first place, but I’m glad that this was able to be resolved reasonably” - Justin Piché

“I’m not glad that the ban was handed down in the first place, but I’m glad that this was able to be resolved reasonably” - Justin Piché

Professor Piché publishes an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen criticizing Liberal carceral expansion

Justin Piché (Associate Professor) criticizes Liberal carceral expansion in a column that appeared in the Ottawa Citizen today.

''With the federal government promising alternatives to confinement as it invests large sums of cash to expand detention and imprisonment, Canadians should again be asking themselves whether Trudeau’s promise to deliver “real change” was really an empty gesture paving the way for more of the samE" - Justin Piché

''With the federal government promising alternatives to confinement as it invests large sums of cash to expand detention and imprisonment, Canadians should again be asking themselves whether Trudeau’s promise to deliver “real change” was really an empty gesture paving the way for more of the samE" - Justin Piché

Upcoming event on campus examines prison injustices

CRITICAL PUNISHMENT MEMORIALIZATION: 
REPRESENTING PRISON INJUSTICES

Part II
Thursday, April 6, 2017
2:30pm – 5:30pm

Part I
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
9:00am – 11:00am

Room 1042 / Vanier Hall / 1st Floor
University of Ottawa

THE EXHIBITS

This semester, students registered in CRM 4302: Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System at the University of Ottawa have been preparing exhibits examining prison issues and trends that have generated discussions about the need to expand the use of alternatives to incarceration and/or work towards prison abolition. Each of the exhibits seek to illustrate how the prison issues and trends showcased are currently depicted by abolitionist and/or non-abolitionist prisoners, penal system workers, government agencies, news outlets, and academics to raise questions about who benefits from, and who is harmed by, the deprivation of liberty and the infliction of pain in Canada’s jails, prisons, and penitentiaries.

EXHIBIT THEMES

Mass Incarceration of Indigenous Peoples
Impacts of Incarceration on the Children of Prisoners
Impacts of the Stigma of Criminalization on Prisoner Re-entry
Drug Use in Prison
Mental Health and Care in Prison
Labour by Prisoners and Pay
Solitary Confinement
Use of Force

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT

https://www.facebook.com/CPEPgroup

Sylvie Frigon finaliste pour le prix Espiègle 2017

La professeure Sylvie Frigon (Professeure titulaire) fait partie des finalistes pour le prix Espiègle 2017 remis par l’Association pour la promotion des services documentaires scolaires (APSDS) dans la catégorie « Bibliothèques scolaires du primaire (5 à 11 ans) » avec son livre « C’est où chez nous ? ». La gagnante du prix sera annoncée le 1er avril.

C'est où chez nous? est finaliste pour le prix Espiègle 2017.

C'est où chez nous? est finaliste pour le prix Espiègle 2017.

Le Prix Espiègle met en vedette des livres audacieux, malicieux et qui osent. Ce type de livre est souhaité et nécessaire en bibliothèque scolaire, mais trop souvent absent. L’APSDS fait le pari que les élèves du Québec aspirent à un lieu qui fait réellement confiance en leur capacité à former leur jugement critique et qui leur offre aussi des livres qui sauront les émouvoir, les bouleverser, les déstabiliser. Un lieu de rêve qui offre, sans peur aucune, des livres éclectiques.

La remise de prix aura lieu samedi le 1er avril 2017 de 14 h à 15 h à la Librairie Bric-à-Brac
2011, rue Aylwin, Montréal, QC.

 

David Moffette’s co-authored report cited in debates about the Toronto Sanctuary City Policy

A report on the collaboration between the Toronto Police and the Canada Border Services Agency, co-authored by David Moffette and published last year, is cited in the Toronto Star as new evidence confirms that the city is not living up to it’s pledge to provide access to municipal services to all Torontonians, regardless of immigration status.

Uninhibited violence: The racial dimension of securitization - Institute of criminology and criminal justice winter colloquium

Professor David Moffette (assistant professor) will participate to a discussion on the racial dimension of securitization at the University Carleton, on February 28, 2017.

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location: RB2228 – Richcraft Hall

 

During the spree of racist attacks that followed the election of Trump – and that reached Ottawa – many framed the moment as a break with normal liberal politics. But what is old and new about this violence? And what is the effect of securitizing discourses in shifting how some issues are governed? Summarizing an argument developed with Shaira Vadasaria, Professor Moffette will bring a critical race analysis to existing literature on securitization to engage with these questions. The presentation will address a lacuna in securitization theory and offer a conceptual framework to account for the entanglements between the securitization of immigration and racial violence. Reflecting on the limits of the concept of securitization to account for the normality of racial violence, the presentation will address the framework of racial governmentality and suggest that securitization enables expressions of racial desires already constitutive of colonial modernity. Empirical vignettes will be used to illustrate the argument.

Prochaine journée d'écriture pour étudiant(e)s gradué(e)s - Next writing day for graduate students

14 Mars/March 2017 - 157 Séraphin Marion

14 Mars/March 2017 - 157 Séraphin Marion

Organized by Michèle Diotte (Doctoral Student) and Véronique Strimelle (Associate professor), MA and PhD criminology students are invited to join the next writing day.

The date and place for the next writing day

Tuesday, march 14th, 2017

9h30am to 4h30pm

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall, Canada Life room

157 Seraphin Marion

Please plan to bring all of your stuff (laptop, books and papers, and lunch) to avoid having to leave during the writing day. Drinks, coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

*Please, bring your own mug*

Hope to see you at the writing day!

Michèle Diotte and Véronique Strimelle

 

Organisé par Michèle Diotte (Étudiante au Doctorat) et Véronique Strimelle (Professeure agrégée), les doctorantes et doctorants ainsi que les étudiantes et étudiants à la maîtrise en criminologie sont invité(e)s à participer à la prochaine journée d'écriture.

La date et le lieu de la prochaine journée d’écriture

Mardi, 14 mars 2017

De 9h30 à 16h30

Pavillon Alex Trebek, salle Canada Vie

157 Séraphin Marion

Nous vous demandons de prévoir tout ce dont vous avez besoin (portable, livres et documents et lunch pour le dîner) afin d’éviter de quitter durant la journée d’écriture. *SVP, amenez votre propre tasse*

Au plaisir de partager ce temps d’écriture avec vous!

Michèle Diotte et Véronique Strimelle

Call for chapter proposals - Appel à propositions de chapitres

Call for chapter proposals - Appel à propositions de chapitres

As part of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, we invite chapter proposals of 150-250 words that examine key contemporary criminological issues with the aim of moving beyond scholarship that reproduces insecurity and exclusion.  We especially welcome co-authored chapter proposals from departmental colleagues, along with (a) their past or present graduate students or (b) their current or former co-researchers working in other disciplines (e.g. sociology, law and socio-legal studies, anthropology, history, political studies, psychology, social work, etc.) or in other universities to highlight the array of networks and global reach of our academic unit.

Dans le cadre du 50e anniversaire du Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa, nous vous invitons à soumettre des propositions de 150-250 mots pour des chapitres qui se penchent sur des enjeux criminologiques contemporains avec l’objectif de dépasser la reproduction de l’insécurité et de l’exclusion. Nous sommes particulièrement intéressés par des chapitres de collègues du département écrits en collaboration avec a) leurs étudiants gradués actuels ou passés, ou b) leurs collaborateurs actuels ou passés provenant d’autres universités ou disciplines (ex : sociologie, droit, anthropologie, histoire, sciences politiques, psychologie, travail social, etc.). L’objectif est de souligner la diversité des réseaux et influences de notre unité académique.

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Contemporary Justice Review publishes an article on Canadian carceral expansion marketing by Justin Piché and MA program graduate Shanisse Kleuskens

Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa), Shanisse Kleuskens (MA program graduate, Criminology, uOttawa) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, uWinnipeg) have authored an article entitled "The Front and Back Stages of Canadian Carceral Expansion Marketing" in the newest issue of Contemporary Justice Review.  Consult the abstract below to learn more about the study.

Aerial photo of the New Edmonton Remand Centre, Canada's largest jail

Aerial photo of the New Edmonton Remand Centre, Canada's largest jail

Abstract: This article examines how provincial and territorial government agencies and prison authorities in Canada promote new penal infrastructure initiatives. Through an analysis of press releases, websites, opening ceremonies and open houses to promote jail and prison construction projects, our analysis reveals discourses legitimating carceral expansion in the Canadian context including: the pursuit of public safety and institutional security; providing opportunities for rehabilitation and healing; addressing the legacies of colonization through the 'indigenizing' of imprisonment; generating economic stimulus through prison-related employment and other financial contributions; and the establishment of 'environmentally-friendly' prisons. Drawing from government records obtained using Access to Information and Freedom of Information requests, we also provide examples of how front stage messages communicated to the public are assembled by bureaucrats and marketing firms in the back stage of these  punishment campaigns. 

Ottawa Citizen publishes an op-ed co-authored by Justin Piché calling for jail divestment and justice reinvestment

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The Ottawa Citizen has published an op-ed by Aaron Doyle (Associate Professor, Sociology, Carleton University) and Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa) opposing a recent call by OPSEU Local 411 to invest more money into infrastructure at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, which would only perpetuate the violence of incarceration.  In the piece, they call upon the Government of Ontario to invest funds in community services and justice alternatives instead of more bricks-and-mortar.  

The op-ed builds upon the recently launched No On Prison Expansion / #NOPE Initiative by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project that calls upon individuals and community groups to join a coalition to pressure governments across Canada to institute a prison construction moratorium for fiscal year 2017-2018 and divert penal infrastructure funds towards addressing social inequalities and building community capacity for restorative and transformative justice initiatives to respond to criminalized acts, conflicts, and harms.

Justin Piché is interviewed for an article on tourism at Kingston Penitentiary

Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, uWinnipeg) have been studying meanings of penality communicated at penal tourism sites across Canada for nearly a decade.  Both were recently interviewed by Anne Bokma as part of a feature in January 2017's edition of the United Church Observer on the potential conversion of Kingston Penitentiary into a tourist destination.   Click here to read about their critiques and recommendations with respect to the carceral retasking of Canada's oldest penitentiary.

News coverage of the screening of The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

The Ottawa premiere of the award-winning documentary The Prison in Twelve Landscapes and Q&A with film director Brett Story was a great success last night! The event brought together several community organizers involved in prison justice and abolitionist work, as well as academics and students. The Department of Criminology and the Criminology Graduate Students Association at the University of Ottawa were among the sponsors of this event organized by Karen Cocq, David Moffette and Justin Piché. CTV covered the event for the evening news. Watch the news clip (at 1m05) or read the article.

 CTV NEWS at the uOttawa Alumni Auditorium

 CTV NEWS at the uOttawa Alumni Auditorium

Professor Irvin Waller writes a chapter in a book - Le professeur Irvin Waller rédige un chapitre dans un ouvrage

Irvin Waller (Full Professor, Criminology) has recently written a chapter in a book on crime prevention, edited in 2017 by John A. Winterdyk. The chapter is entitled ‘‘Putting Prevention Knowledge into Practice’’.

Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends presents an international approach to the study of crime prevention. It offers a broader overview of how crime prevention initiatives can be and are applied across a wide range of themes and types of crime, i.e., from conventional to non-conventional forms of crime. Based on a review of the literature, this will be the text to offer a broad, yet comprehensive, examination of how and why crime prevention has gained considerable traction as an alternative to conventional criminal justice practices of crime control in developed countries, and to provide a cross-sectional view of how crime prevention has been applied and how effective such initiatives have been.      

The book is a collection of the most exciting contributions to crime prevention in recent years. It is an outstanding collection of readings by internationally distinguished scholars on a wide variety of crime prevention issues. Students and practitioners alike will benefit by having these chapters together in a single volume. Policymakers would equally benefit from reading this book. 

Professor Waller’s chapter, in collaboration with Veronica Martinez Solares, presents the challenge of interpersonal crime and violence, as well as the accumulation of significant evidence that prevention is the effective solution to violence. Moreover, the authors address the growing consensus on importance of governance strategies that are multisectorial and the essential supports for the paradigm shift to effective prevention. Finally, Waller and Solares expose the idea that communities of practice provide momentum for action.

Irvin Waller (Professeur titulaire, Criminologie), a récemment collaboré à la rédaction d’un chapitre dans un ouvrage portant sur la prévention de la criminalité publié en 2017 par John A. Winterdyk. Le chapitre s’intitule Putting Prevention Knowledge into Practice et traite de la mise en pratique des connaissances relatives à la prévention.

L’ouvrage Crime Prevention: International Perspectives, Issues, and Trends présente une approche internationale de l’étude de la prévention de la criminalité. Il offre un aperçu plus global de la façon dont les initiatives de prévention de la criminalité peuvent être appliquées à travers un large éventail de thèmes et de types de crimes, c’est-à-dire des formes conventionnelles de criminalité jusqu’aux formes non conventionnelles. À la lumière d’une revue de la littérature, cet ouvrage offre un examen à la fois vaste et compréhensif de comment et pourquoi la prévention de la criminalité a gagné une traction considérable en tant qu’alternative aux pratiques conventionnelles de justice pénale qui assurent la lutte contre la criminalité dans les pays développés. Le livre fournit également une vue transversale de la façon dont la prévention de la criminalité a été appliquée et de l’efficacité de ces initiatives.   

Le livre se veut une collection des plus passionnantes contributions dans le domaine de la prévention de la criminalité des dernières années. En effet, il constitue une impressionnante collection de lectures rédigées par des spécialistes reconnus à l’échelle internationale au sujet d’une variété de problématiques reliées à la prévention de la criminalité. Les étudiants autant que les praticiens bénéficieront du regroupement de tous ces chapitres dans un même volume. Les décideurs politiques auraient eux aussi avantage à prendre connaissance des connaissances regroupées à l’intérieur de cet ouvrage.   

Concernant le chapitre du professeur Waller, celui-ci a été rédigé en collaboration avec Veronica Martinez Solares et présente les défis reliés à la violence interpersonnelle, de même que les preuves démontrant que la prévention est la solution efficace pour répondre à la violence. De surcroît, les auteurs abordent le consensus croissant vis-à-vis de l’importance de stratégies de gouvernance qui sont multisectorielles ainsi que le changement de paradigme vers la prévention efficace de la criminalité. Finalement, Waller et Solares exposent l’idée que les communautés de pratique fournissent la dynamique d’action nécessaire pour le changement espéré.  

eQuality Project: Valerie Steeves and researchers gave a public lecture

Valerie Steeves (Full professor) and researchers from The eQuality Project recently gave a public lecture to a group of educators, parents and community members in Edmonton. The details of this event and link to the video are provided below.

Big Data, Little Kids: Privacy, Digital Literacy & Networked Classrooms

The accelerating pace of technological change is having a profound impact on privacy protection for children and youth. Canadian children with active digital footprints on the Internet have become soft targets for commercial data gathering and marketing practices by many companies. This online behavioural targeting of youth is also reinforcing real-world discrimination and creating new forms of cyberbullying.

This evening public lecture sponsored by the Educational Technology Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association opened up a discussion on Canadian and American research on the privacy challenges posed by networked classroom technologies and educational software. It also shared new insights on education law and policy designed to protect students from cyberbullying.

The keynote and panelist speakers (biographies below) are renowned Canadian and American research scholars who will shared new developments on the privacy challenges posed by networked classroom technologies and educational software.  They also discussed new insights into education law and policy designed to protect Canadian students from cyberbullying.

Full Evening Public Lecture Video here

Speaker Biographies:
Dr. Valerie Steeves - Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Professor Jane Bailey - Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Dr. Leslie Shade - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

Dr. Priscilla Regan - School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
 

eQ - Keynote & Evening Event ft. Jamia Wilson - Feb 15th, 2017

We are very excited to announce two upcoming events featuring Jamia Wilson (Women, Action & the Media), in Ottawa on February 15th, 2017!
 
11:30-1pm – Keynote & Panel Discussion (uOttawa, FTX 147) (please see poster below)
 
5:30-7:30pm – Interactive Wiki-edit-a-thon Workshop (with Ladies Learning Code) & Public Lecture,  Panel Discussion and Q & A  (Shopify Ottawa, 150 Elgin Street)*
*Registration is required for this public event and you can register on our website: www.equalityproject.ca
 

Une étudiante à la maîtrise vient de déposer sa thèse - A master student handed her thesis

Esther Danais-Raymond handed in her master’s thesis titled: La mise en forme des situations problèmes. Étude sur la formulation des manquements en établissement carcéral.

The summary, in French, can be found here : http://moinenonplus.wixsite.com/inmediares/manquements-en-prison

Congratulations Esther!

Esther Danais-Raymond a déposé sa thèse de maîtrise intitulée : La mise en forme des situations problèmes. Étude sur la formulation des manquements en établissement carcéral.

On vous invite à lire le résumé de la thèse ici : http://moinenonplus.wixsite.com/inmediares/manquements-en-prison

Félicitations Esther!