Registration is open for the fall Walls to Bridges course - Othering and Criminal Justice

Registration is open for the fall Walls to Bridges course - Othering and Criminal Justice

The course Othering and Criminal Justice – Walls to Bridges will be offered for the winter 2019 semester. Based on the ‘Walls-to-Bridges Program’ (W2B) model, this course offers the opportunity for a small group of students from the University of Ottawa (up to a maximum of 10) and students from a detention centre (up to a maximum of 10) to study together as peers in a seminar style course. The instructor will act as facilitator to guide discussion about the various topics and as a resources to share relevant information where appropriate. Classes will be held in a Detention Center, between September 3rd and December 3rd, 2019. Click on the hyperlink for more info

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JAIL hotline launches first quarterly report and fundraising drive

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3 months. 659 calls. 196 advocacy interventions. These are some of the numbers generated by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project’s JAIL / Jail Accountability & Information Line since the hotline’s launch in December 2018.

More important, however, are the stories and recommendations shared by Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre prisoners with hotline volunteers over the past three months , which are included in the JAIL’s first quarterly report released today. As with the hotline’s report from its first month of operations, issues with medical and mental health care remain front-and-centre in the new report (click here to download), which has received media coverage in venues such as CFRA and 1310 News.

With the volume of calls and the costs of running the JAIL hotline higher than anticipated, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project is raising funds on an on-going basis to sustain the initiative. There are two ways you can help.

1) You can make a larger donations of $20 or more (and receive a tax receipt from uOttawa) by clicking here. Please make sure your donation is directed towards the "Faculty of Social Sciences Criminalization and Punishment Education Project Fund" under the designation field (which is listed directly under the Donation Amount section).

2) You can make smaller donations of $20 or less to a Go Fund Me page CPEP will be setting-up in the coming days.

Billet d'Eduardo González Castillo - L'intervention communautaire en criminologie: Étude d'un cas lavallois

Billet d'Eduardo González Castillo - L'intervention communautaire en criminologie: Étude d'un cas lavallois

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, Eduardo González Castillo décrit le projet de recherche “Service aux jeunes” (SAJ) auquel il participe.

L’intervention communautaire en criminologie : Étude d’un cas lavallois

Par Eduardo González Castillo (Professeur adjoint)

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Ateliers du Collectif de recherche sur les migrations et le racisme (COMIR) / Workshops by the Research Collective on Migration and Racism (COMIR)

Le Collectif de recherche sur les migrations et le racisme (COMIR), dont David Moffette (Professeur adjoint) et Baljit Nagra (Professeure adjointe) sont membres, organise plusieurs activités dans le cadre de la Semaine nationale du travail social.

The Research Collective on Migration and Racism (COMIR), which counts David Moffette (Assistant Professor) and Baljit Nagra (Assistant Professor) among its members, is organizing several events as part of the Semaine nationale du travail social.

March 5: Getting in, getting by and getting out to study refugee hearings: negotiating access and research ethics in practice (en anglais, Q&R bilingue) FSS 4014, 11 :30am- 1 :00pm

Facilitator: Sule Tomkinson, U. Laval

 

6 mars: Le traitement des demandeur·euse·s d’asile au Canada (in French only) DMS 12102, 8h30 à 11h30

Conférencières : Delphine Nakache (U. d’Ottawa) & Sule Tomkinson (U. Laval)

 

6 mars: Publier sa recherche en BD, et pourquoi pas? La bande dessinée comme outil de diffusion et de sensibilisation (in French only) DMS 12102, 14h30 à 16h00

Conférencières : Yasmine Bouagga (Triangle/CNRS) & Marie-Ève Carrier-Moisan (U. Carleton)

 

7 mars: De Calais à Montréal : la mobilisation du milieu associatif et communautaire pour l’accueil des migrant·e·s sans papiers (in French only) FSS 4007, 11h30 à 14h30

Conférencier·ère·s : Yasmine Bouagga (Triangle/CNRS) & René Fréchette (ALPA)

Journée d’étude "Direction de thèse, supervision de doctorant.e.s : enjeux et contextes de l’encadrement aux cycles supérieurs"

Michèle Diotte (Doctorante) est co-organisatrice d’une journée d’étude intitulée « Direction de thèse, supervision de doctorant.e.s : enjeux et contextes de l’encadrement aux cycles supérieurs ». Cette journée s’adresse au corps professoral et aux étudiant.e.s aux cycles supérieurs.

La journée est organisée par le GT18 (Devenir et être sociologue/AISLF) et le Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les minorités (CIRCEM).

18 mars 2019, de 10h00 à 19h30

Université d’Ottawa, Pavillon Alex-Trebek, Salle Johnson, (157 Séraphin-Marion)

Places limitées, inscription gratuite et obligatoire 
Pour vous inscrire, veuillez écrire à l’adresse suivante et mentionner votre nom, votre statut et votre affiliation. Veuillez également indiquer si vous souhaitez participer à la journée entière ou à certaines activités uniquement (cela nous permettra notamment de mieux prévoir l’organisation du repas du midi et de l’activité de présentation des livres). Vous serez ajouté à l’infolettre du CIRCEM.

 encadrement.cycles.superieurs@gmail.com

Chesney et Frigon publient un article sur la question de la corporalité en recherche sur les femmes incarcérées

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Catherine Chesnay (Diplômée de notre programme de doctorat et Professeure en travail social à l’UQÀM) et Sylvie Frigon (Professeure titulaire) ont publié un article intitulé “Le corps de la chercheuse et le corps de la détenue en miroir: une esquisse des apports des concepts de ‘nomadisme‘ et de ‘liminalité’” dans la revue Recherches qualitatives. L’article “jette […] des jalons pour une compréhension renouvelée de la recherche qualitative avec les femmes incarcérées” en interrogeant “la question de la corporalité de la chercheuse dans le processus de recherche” à travers “les concepts de subjectivité nomade et de liminalité”.

Essay by Bittle, Hébert and Chen: Estimating work-related deaths in Canada

Essay by Bittle, Hébert and Chen:  Estimating work-related deaths in Canada

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, Steven Bittle (Associate Professor), Jasmine Hébert (PhD Student) and Ashley Chen (former MA Student) discuss their report on work-related deaths in Canada.

Estimating work-related deaths in Canada

By Steven Bittle (Associate Professor), Jasmine Hébert (PhD Student) and Ashley Chen (former MA student)

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Book launch on adversity, strength and resilience in the lives of homeless youth

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Criminology alumni Benjamin Roebuck (BA, MA, PhD in our department, now at Algonquin College) and his colleague Sue-Ann MacDonald (Social Work, Université de Montréal) recently published a book titled Staying Alive While Living The Life: Adversity, Strength and Resilience in the Lives of Homeless Youth. There will be a book launch on campus soon. See below for details:

Book Launch

Thursday March 28, 2019, 4pm-6pm

FSS 4004

Atelier pour étudiant(e)s gradué(e)s sur la publication scientifique / Graduate Academic Publication Workshop

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Graduate Academic Publication Workshop

Monday, March 11, 2019, 9:30am – 11:00am
FSS 11003

LEARN ABOUT:

  • Academic Writing and Publishing Process

  • Strategies for Book Reviews, Articles & Chapters

  • Graduate Student and Other Peer-reviewed Journals in Criminology and Related Fields

    PRESENTATIONS AND ADVICE BY:

    Charissa Crépeault (PhD Candidate)
    Michèle Diotte (PhD Candidate)
    Isabelle Perreault (Associate Professor)
    David Moffette (Assistant Professor)

    * This is a bilingual event *

Atelier pour étudiant(e)s gradué(e)s sur la publication scientifique

Lundi, 11 mars, 2019, 9:30 – 11:00
FSS 11003

VENEZ EN APPRENDRE PLUS SUR :

  • Le processus de rédaction et de publication d’articles scientifiques

  • Les stratégies pour les articles, les chapitres et les recensions

  • Les revues pour étudiant(e)s gradué(e)s et évaluées par les pairs en criminologie et champs connexes

PRESENTATIONS ET CONSEILS PAR :

Charissa Crépeault (Candidate au doctorat)
Michèle Diotte (Candidate au doctorat)
Isabelle Perreault (Professeure agrégée)
David Moffette (Professeur adjoint)

* Cet événement est bilingue *

Talk on arts in Aotearoa New Zealand Prisons and the role of the Arohata Women's Prison Book Club

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Sylvie Frigon (Full Professor) is organizing a Conference by Marianne Bevan who is currently an O'Brien Fellow in Residence at the Centre For Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University. She works as a researcher for the Department of Corrections in Wellington, New Zealand where her work focuses on issues related to women's offending, family violence and trauma. She has been facilitating a book club with women at Arohata Women's Prison for the past four years.

Thursday, February 28, 2 :30 to 4 :00 pm
FSS 14005, University of Ottawa
RSVP : sfrigon@uottawa.ca before February 26th.

* An excerpt from the the novel 'The Mars Room' by Rachel Kushner, which was read in the book club can also  be read on the New Yorker website

Pioneering radical criminologist Tony Platt to speak at two Carceral Studies Research Collective events

Tony Platt, a pioneer of Radical Criminology in the United States (also known as the Berkeley School), will be speaking at two events organized by members of the University of Ottawa’s Carceral Studies Research Collective.

In a public lecture being held on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at the Ottawa Public Library (120 Metcalfe Street), Professor Platt will provide an overview of the arguments presented in his new book entitled “Beyond these Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States”. His talk will be followed by a discussion on how insights from his book can inform resistance to carceral expansion in Canada and a Q&A with audience members. Click here for more event information.

In a University of Ottawa lecture being held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in room C408 on the fourth floor of the Learning Crossroads (CRX) building, Professor Platt explores the rise, decline and resurgence of Radical Criminology. The event includes lunch and light refreshments. Those interested in attending are encourage RSVP via email to justin.piche@uottawa.ca by Friday, February 22, 2019. Click here for more event information.

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ABOUT TONY PLATT

Over the course of four decades, Tony Platt taught American history, public policy, and social sciences at University of Chicago (1966-1968), Berkeley (1968-1977) and California State University, Sacramento (1977-2007). After completing an undergraduate degree at Oxford University (1960-1963) and earning a doctorate from Berkeley in 1966, he went on to authorten books and over 150 essays and articles dealing with issues of race, inequality, and social justice in American history. Among his notable works are “The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency” (1969) and “Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler's Nuremberg Laws, From Patton's Trophy to Public Memorial” (2006). His recent work – which includes the book, “Beyond these Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States” (2019) – is focused on issues relating to public history, memory, and the tragic past. He is currently a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society.

CPEP has busy week fighting for better jail phone system and resisting carceral expansion

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This past week, members of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) launched two initiatives.

Given that the inability to call cell phones and the expensive costs of collect calls were cited by Innes Road jail prisoners as an important issue in the first monthly report produced by Jail Accountability and Information Line, CPEP organized a #BellLetsTalkOCDC demonstration demanding that the telecommunications giant make the phone system at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. The event generated media coverage in several outlets, including CBC News and the Ottawa Citizen. Social media posts, including a public service announcement and a poem, where also viewed thousands of times. The success of the day of action has prompted interest from across the country to initiate a national campaign, which is now in the process of being planned.

With the Ontario provincial budget consultation process set to end on 8 February 2019, on Friday CPEP launched the #NOPE / No Ottawa Prison Expansion infographics series. At a time when Ontario’s residents are set to face cuts to various government services that contribute to their well-being, the infographics series urges Premier Ford and his team to divest from building a new and bigger jail in Ottawa, and invest community care and services instead.

If you are a uOttawa student interested in contributing to CPEP’s efforts, email justin.piche@uottawa.ca.

Ontario must address health issues at Ottawa jail, say CPEP members in op-ed

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Members of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP) published an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen demanding changes in the way the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre deals with health issues. The piece is signed by Sarah Speight (CPEP member and uOttawa PhD student), Souheil Benslimane (CPEP member), Aaron Doyle (Carleton University) and Justin Piché (associate professor in our department).

Billet de Line Beauchesne: Conséquence de l'absence d'un changement de paradigme sur les drogues

Billet de Line Beauchesne: Conséquence de l'absence d'un changement de paradigme sur les drogues

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, Line Beauchesne décrit le programme de recherche prévu pour sa sabbatique à l’automne 2019.

Conséquences de l’absence d’un changement de paradigme à l’égard de la consommation de drogues

Par Line Beauchesne (Professeure titulaire)

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Chen, Hébert and Bittle: Number of work-related fatalities in Canada 10 to 13 times higher than official statistics

Ashley Chen (former MA Student), Jasmine Hébert (PhD Student) and Steven Bittle (Associate Professor) recently published an article in the journal Labour/Le Travail that critically examines official statistics on work-related death in Canada. Relying on a range of data sources, and adopting a broad definition of what constitutes a work-related fatality, the authors generate a revised estimate of the number of annual work-related fatalities in Canada. They estimate the number of annual work-related fatalities in Canada is at least 10 to 13 times higher than the approximately 900-1,000 annual average fatalities reported in official statistics. This makes work-related fatalities one of the leading causes of death in this country.

The authors hope their research helps to expose the serious and systematic underestimation of work-related fatalities in this country, a problem which only reinforces the historic belief that people are injured or sickened at work in limited (accidental) circumstances. The results of their study were featured extensively in the media recently. You can read articles about it on the CBC website, the Fulcrum, and in French on the website of ICI Radio-Canada. You can also listen to CBC’s Ottawa Morning interview with Steven Bittle.