D. Moffette publishes a short piece in Border Criminologies

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David Moffette (Assistant Professor) published a piece titled "Dispersal Policing as Borderwork in Barcelona" in Border Criminologies, a blog of the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University. The piece is part of a special series on The Changing Dynamics of Transnational Borders and Boundaries that was produced following a session at the International Law & Society Conference in Mexico City in 2017.

New Canadian criminology journal / Nouvelle revue canadienne de criminologie

Kathryn Campbell (Associate Professor) and Vicki Chartrand (Adjunct Professor in our department, and Associate Professor at Bishop's) are on the advisory board of the new Canadian Journal of Criminal Justice. 

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Kathryn Campbell (Professeure agrégée) et Vicki Chartrand (Professeure auxiliaire dans notre département et professeure agrégée à l'Université Bishop's) sont membres du conseil consultatif du la nouvelle Revue canadienne de justice pénale.

Élianne Hall: Professeure à temps partiel de l'année! Part Time Professor of the year!

Professeure Élianne Hall a été nommée Professeure à temps partiel de l'année (2018) par la la Faculté des sciences sociales. En tant que professionnelle qui apporte un point de vue unique à l'enseignement grâce à son travail d'enquêteuse en droits de la personne (auparavant conseillère en matière de crise), la professeure Hall illustre bien la façon dont les professeurs à temps partiel ajoutent à la diversité des points de vue communiqué aux étudiants de notre programme. Félicitations Élianne!

Professor Élianne Hall has been named Part-time Professor of the Year (2018) at the Faculty of Social Sciences. As a professional who brings a unique perspective to teaching through her work as a human rights investigator (formerly a crisis counsellor), Professor Hall is a good example of how part-time faculty members add to the diversity of points of view communicated to the students of our program.Congratulations Élianne!

David Moffette and Nevena Aksin publish an article on R. v Appulonappa

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David Moffette (Assistant Professor) and Nevena Aksin (recent MA graduate) published an article titled "Fighting Human Smuggling or Criminalizing Refugees? Regimes of Justification in and around R v Appulonappa" in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society. As the authors explain, "following the arrival of the MV Ocean Lady in 2009, four men were charged with human smuggling under s. 117 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for having helped Sri Lankan asylum seekers reach Canada." They explain that "the case made its way to the Supreme Court and, in 2015, the court ruled in R v Appulonappa that s. 117 was too broad, potentially criminalizing humanitarian workers and family members who help transport asylum seekers". In this article, the authors "draw from pragmatic sociology to study the regimes of justification mobilized by various actors involved in, and around, R v Appulonappa, [focusing] on two sites of contestation that crystalized around divergent conceptions of fairness and safety, [and] discussing how competing regimes of justification were used to advance stakeholder’s positions."

Nouvel article de Bastien Quirion dans Criminologie

Bastien Quirion (Professeur agrégé) vient de faire paraître un nouvel article intitulé "Un demi-siècle d’intervention en criminologie. Approche critique et enjeux actuels autour de la création de l’Ordre professionnel des criminologues du Québec" dans le numéro spécial célébrant le 50e anniversaire de la revue Criminologie. Tel que l'indique le résumé, l'article "s’inspir[e] de l’analyse des articles de la revue qui ont traité de la question de l’intervention en criminologie et du contexte de la création récente d’un ordre professionnel des criminologues au Québec, [et] propose une réflexion approfondie autour de l’apport de la criminologie critique à une intervention qui soit à la fois humaniste et réflexive."

 

 

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From the Ground Up: Building a Sanctuary City Together

David Moffette (Assistant Professor) and his colleagues from the Ottawa Sanctuary City Network are organizing a day of workshops focused on developing skills to build a city that is accessible to all, regardless of immigration status.  See invitation below:

 Photo Credit: Ben Powless

Photo Credit: Ben Powless

FROM THE GROUND UP: BUILDING A SANCTUARY CITY TOGETHER

Jack Purcell Community Centre, Saturday May 26, 9am to 4pm

320 Jack Purcell Ln, Corner of Elgin St.  * The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.

Every day we witness the fallout of the global crisis of displacement. And we see how governments too often fail to act - or act to make matters worse. Federal immigration laws continue to limit access to status and force people to make life-threatening decisions to seek safety. Ottawa City Council refused to pass a sanctuary city policy, and cities that have policies on paper continue to fail people with precarious immigration status. It's clear that the work of building inclusive and safe communities for all must begin with us. 

We believe that we have the knowledge and the power to do this. In Ottawa and across Canada, organizers, community members and front line service providers have been building safer communities through creative strategies developed from the ground up. Let's bring our collective skills and experience together to build a sanctuary city from below.

Join us for a day of discussion, learning, and strategizing about:
- Critical Casework: Protecting privacy and access to services
- Border Crossings: Supporting failed asylum seekers
- Building a Culture of Access for All
- Impacts of Policing and Criminalization

Special guests include:
- Ingrid Mendez, Sanctuary Health, Vancouver
- Serge Bouchereau, Comité d'action des personnes sans statut (CAPSS), Montréal
- Dillon Black, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)
- Jamie Liew, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
- Organizers from Overdose Prevention Ottawa
- Lydia Dobson, Criminalization and Punishment Education Project

Please register to help us plan for meals, childcare and other needs.

uOttawa CRM graduate Cherie Wong is running for MPP in Ottawa-Centre and says #NOPE to jail expansion

Last summer, Cherie Wong graduated with a double honours degree in Criminology and Psychology from the University of Ottawa. As we inch closer to the summer this year, Cherie is running as the Green Party of Ontario candidate to represent Ottawa-Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Last night, #NOPE / No Ottawa Prison Expansion members, including volunteers from the uOttawa and Carleton University based Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, made their presence felt at the Ottawa-Centre all-candidates meeting. Posting signs in front of the Glebe Community Centre, and distributing flyers to and chatting with local residents about the problems with building a new and bigger jail in Ottawa, the group also put a question to the candidates.

Click here to watch how Cherie put her criminological knowledge to use in her response, where she made it clear that Ontario should be building communities, not bigger jails. Way to go Cherie!

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About Cherie Wong:

Cherie Wong is proud to represent Ottawa-Centre in the upcoming provincial election. As a queer young woman of colour in politics, Cherie seeks to engage socially marginalized groups in this upcoming Ontario election!

Cherie graduated from the University of Ottawa in July 2017, with double honours in Criminology and Psychology. As she began her degree, Cherie began her political involvement volunteering for Elizabeth May in the House of Commons.

Cherie has been an active participant in her community and Canadian politics. Among with other youths, Cherie led the team to organize 2017 People’s Climate March in Ottawa. During her time at uOttawa, Cherie was an active volunteer in student community, she was elected to the uOttawa’s residence association, and volunteered as English tutor and foot patroller.

As part of her engagement in youth politics, Cherie is sitting her second term with the Young Greens of Canada as Co-Chair, and serving as Youth Policy Critic of the GPC. Cherie’s commitment and passion had led her to becoming a key leader figure in the Young Greens movement in Canada.

cheriewong@gpo.ca 

* Source: Green Party of Ontario, 2018

Soutenance de thèse de doctorat 7 juin | Patrick Savoie | Doctoral thesis defence June 7

Annonce - Soutenance de thèse de doctorat

La soutenance de thèse de doctorat de Monsieur Patrick Savoie (candidat au doctorat du Département de criminologie).

Aura lieu le jeudi 7 juin 2018 à 14h30 au FSS 5028

Titre de la thèse: 

Une criminologie pragmatique de la vie privée: Articulations d'hybrides dans l'espace numérique relationnel. 

Directeur de thèse :

Martin Dufresne

Examinateur externe:

Stéphane Leman-Langlois (Université Laval)

Examinateurs internes:

Françoise Vanhamme
Justin Piché
Daniel Amyot (Faculté de Génie, uOttawa) 

 

Président du jury:

Louise Bouchard (Écoles d'études sociologiques et anthropologiques) 

Soutenance de thèse de doctorat 13 juin | Patrick Laurin | Doctoral thesis defence June 13

Annonce - Soutenance de thèse de doctorat

La soutenance de thèse de doctorat de Monsieur Patrick Laurin (candidat au doctorat du Département de criminologie).

Aura lieu le mercredi 13 juin 2018 à 13h30 au 129 Louis-Pasteur (pièce 286).

Titre de la thèse: 

Dompter le futur au 20e siècle : Discours politiques canadiens sur la gouvernance de la sécurité publique.

Directeur de thèse :

Jean-François Cauchie

Examinateur externe:

Stéphane Leman-Langlois (Université Laval)

Examinateurs internes:

Michael Kempa
David Mofette
Samuel Tanner (Université de Montréal)

Président du jury:

André Tremblay (Écoles d'études sociologiques et anthropologiques) 

Baljit Nagra publishes a new article in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. 

Baljit Nagra publishes a new article titled "Cultural Explanations of Patriarchy, Race, and Everyday Lives: Marginalizing and “Othering” Muslim Women in Canada" in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. 

This is abstract for the article :

The image of the “oppressed” Muslim woman is one that has become deeply entrenched in Canadian society. It is fuelled not only by the over decade-long “War on Terror”, but also by the increasing use of cultural explanations of patriarchy, which posit gender inequalities in Muslim communities as simply being a result of Muslim cultures and religion. While scholars have cited the problems of such an approach, the impact of these representations on Muslim women’s everyday lives and their access to important social institutions has not been extensively studied. In a bid to fill this gap, this study draws on 56 in-depth interviews with Canadian Muslim women to illustrate how misperceptions of Muslim women as oppressed and passive victims of their culture and communities works to marginalize and increasingly “other” them in mainstream Canadian society.

The article can be found here.

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Jean-Denis David est le récipiendaire du prix d’études supérieures Tadeusz Grygier! / Jean-Denis David awarded the Tadeusz Grygier Graduate Prize!

Jean-Denis David est le récipiendaire du prix d’études supérieures Tadeusz Grygier!

Toutes nos félicitations à Jean-Denis David qui est le récipiendaire du Prix d’études supérieures Tadeusz Grygier ($2000 CAD) en tant qu’étudiant avec le meilleur rendement scolaire dans le programme de maîtrise au département de criminologie, et ayant débuté la rédaction de thèse. Sa thèse de maîtrise était soutenue par une bourse d’études supérieures du Canada Joseph-Armand Bombardier du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada. En automne 2018, Jean-Denis entamera ses études doctorales en sociologie à l’université de McGill. 

Le Prix Tadeusz-Grygier a été créé par le Département de criminologie en l’honneur et à la mémoire du professeur Tadeusz Grygier, éminent érudit, marin et fondateur du Département. M. Grygier a établi le Département de criminologie avec des programmes interdisciplinaires, signe de sa passion pour la recherche universitaire et l’application de connaissances en criminologie prenant appui sur la science. L’un des pionniers de la criminologie au Canada, il a révolutionné la recherche en psychologie et en criminologie et a contribué pour beaucoup à l’établissement du concept de justice réparatrice au Canada. Son expérience de vie, plus que les livres, a fait de lui un ardent défenseur de la justice fondamentale, souple et humaniste.

Jean-Denis David awarded the Tadeusz Grygier Graduate Prize!

Our congratulations to Jean-Denis David for being awarded the Tadeusz Grygier Graduate Prize ($2000 CAD) for having the highest academic standing in the Master’s program in Criminology, and for entering the phase of writing of his thesis. His MA thesis was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In Fall 2018, Jean-Denis will be beginning his PhD studies in Sociology at McGill University. 

The Tadeusz Grygier Founder’s Prize was established at the Department of Criminology in honour and memory of Dr. Tadeusz Grygier, an eminent erudite scholar/sailor and founder of the Department. The late Professor Grygier established the department with interdisciplinary programs, reflecting his passion for both academic research and the practical application of science-based criminological knowledge. He was one of the pioneers in criminology in Canada, with innovative contributions to psychological and criminological research, and instrumental in introducing the concept of restorative justice in Canada. Life experience, even more than books, made him an advocate of a fair, flexible and humanist justice.

Professor Piché co-authors an op-ed on community-based alternatives to jail expansion

Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, uOttawa) and Aaron Doyle (Chair, Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University), who are founding members of the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project (CPEP), co-authored an op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen today. Entitled "There are many alternatives to a bigger jail in Ottawa", the piece quotes several local leaders, organizers and researchers who propose community investments as an alternative to building a 725-bed facility to replace the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre.  

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The op-ed follows a demonstration held on April 27 as part of the #NOPE / No Ottawa Prison Expansion campaign initiated by CPEP and other local groups calling for more community care and services instead of imprisonment. Click on the links below to view and read media coverage of the event. 

CBC News Ottawa:
Demonstrators protest plan to build bigger Ottawa jail
Invest in programs, not bigger jail, says former inmate"

CBC Radio Ottawa (All In A Day):
OCDC Protest

CTV News Ottawa:
Protest over plans for new Ottawa jail

Ottawa Citizen:
Protesters want better community support, not bigger jail
“Ottawa’s new jail ‘an innovation platform’ to transform corrections, minister promises

Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau:
Une manifestation contre la construction d’une nouvelle prison à Ottawa

April Review / Avril en bref

As the winter semester came to a close, a few milestones were celebrated by professors and students in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa last month.

Jean-Denis David was awarded to the Tadeusz Grygier Graduate Prize ($2000 CAD) for having the highest academic standing in the Master’s program in Criminology, and for entering the phase of writing of his thesis. His MA thesis was supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In September 2018, Jean-Denis will be beginning his PhD studies in Sociology at McGill University. 

On April 23rd, Christine Gervais (Associate Professor) launched her first sole-authored book entitled "Beyond the Alter: Women Religious, Patriarchal Power, and the Church". The study illustrates how women religious overcome sexist subjugation by side-stepping the patriarchal power of the Roman Catholic Church. This book counters the stereotypical image of Catholic nuns as being loyally compliant with their church by showing how a number of current and former women religious in Canada challenge their institutional religion’s precepts and engage in transformative strategies to effect change both within and outside the Roman Catholic Church.

Congratulations to Jean-Denis David and Professor Christine Gervais!

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Les professeurs et étudiants du département de criminologie à l'Université d'Ottawa ont souligné quelques grandes réalisations durant le dernier mois du semestre.

Jean-Denis David s'est vu décerné le Prix d’études supérieures Tadeusz Grygier en tant qu’étudiant avec le meilleur rendement scolaire dans le programme de maîtrise au département de criminologie et ayant débuté la rédaction de thèse. Sa thèse de maîtrise était soutenue par une bourse d’études supérieures du Canada Joseph-Armand Bombardier du Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada. En automne 2018, Jean-Denis entamera ses études doctorales en sociologie à l’Université de McGill.

Le 23 avril, Christine Gervais (professeure agrégée) a publié son premier livre intitulé « Beyond the Alter: Women Religious, Patriarchal Power, and the Church ». L'étude illustre comment les religieuses surmontent la subjugation sexiste et le pouvoir patriarcal de l'Église catholique. En revanche à l'image stéréotypée des sœurs catholiques qui se conforment loyalement à leur église, cette étude montre comment un certain nombre d'ex-religieuses canadiennes remettent en question les préceptes de leur religion institutionnelle et s'engagent dans des stratégies transformatrices pour contribuer au changement social.

Félicitations Jean-Denis David and professeure Christine Gervais!

Frontières et criminalisation de l'immigration: Mini-conférence d'étudiantes graduées

Lundi le 9 avril de 9h00 à 11h15, FSS 14005

Les étudiantes inscrites au séminaire de maîtrise CRM 6780C Immigration, frontières et criminalisation présenteront une version préliminaire des articles qu'elles soumettront à la fin du cours. Cette mini-conférence est ouverte au public.  

Les communications toucheront aux thèmes suivants:

  • l'islamophobie genrée au Québec
  • la détention d'immigration et le profilage racial en Arizona
  • l'externalisation des contrôles européens d'immigration
  • l'identité culturelle et la sécurisation de l'immigration au Canada
  • la discrimination systémique, le profilage et les rapports avec la police à Montréal

Il y aura cinq communications. Chaque communication sera suivie d'une période de questions et il sera possible d'entrer et de sortir entre chacune des présentations (toutes les 30 minutes).

Venez faire un tour!

 Crédit: geographica.net

Crédit: geographica.net

Christine Gervais publishes a new book - Don't miss the launch!

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Christine Gervais (Associate Professor) recently published a new book, titled Beyond the Altar: Women Religious, Patriarchal Power, and the Church (Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2018). The book "illustrates how women religious overcome sexist subjugation by side-stepping the patriarchal power of the Roman Catholic Church." It "counters the stereotypical image of Catholic nuns as being loyally compliant with their church by showing how a number of current and former women religious in Canada challenge their institutional religion’s precepts and engage in transformative strategies to effect change both within and outside the Roman Catholic Church." (official description)

There will be a book launch with the author on Monday April 23, 3:30 to 6:30 at FSS 4004, University of Ottawa. 

 

 

Hassan Diab, Raina Tfaily and Donald Bayne to speak at Innocence Ottawa's event

Kathryn Campbell (Associate Professor) and various undergraduate and graduate students from the department are involved in Innocence Ottawa, an organization dedicated to investigating miscarriages of justice and helping people who have been wrongfully convicted. They are organizing this event as part of the 5th Annual General Meeting. (Link to the Facebook event)

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David Moffette discusses CBSA-SPVM collaboration / David Moffette traite des collaborations entre l'ASFC et le SPVM

David Moffette (Assistant Professor) uses the number of calls made by police officers to the Canada Border Services Agency's (CBSA) Warrant Response Centre as a proxy to mesure the level of CBSA-Police collaboration. In this article by the Huffington Post, Moffette discusses new data obtain by the journalist that reveal an increase in calls made by the Montreal Police (SPVM) in 2017.

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David Moffette (Professeur adjoint) utilise les données sur le nombre d'appels effectués par les policiers au Centre de réponse des mandats de l'Agence des Services Frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) comme proxy pour mesurer le niveau de collaboration entre les agences. Dans cet article du Huffington Post, Moffette commente de nouvelles données obtenues par le journaliste et qui démontrent une augmentation du nombre d'appels effectués par la police de Montréal (SPVM) en 2017.

First year student Sidra Hashmi presented her research project to UROPS / Sidra Hashmi, étudiante en première année, a présenté son projet de recherche au PIRPC


Chers collègues,

Le 8ème symposium 2018 du programme d’initiation à la recherche du premier cycle (PIRPC) a eu lieu le jeudi  22 mars, 2018 de 8h30 à 14h30 à l’Agora au centre universitaire Jock Turcot, situé au 85 Université au rez-de-chaussée. Sidra Hashmi est une étudiante de premier cycle qui a présenter son projets.

Son étude s'intitule: “Beyond exclusion: child rights advocacy within the criminal justice system among parents of youth who sexually offend”.

Découvrez les projets de recherche novateurs sur lesquels plus de 300 étudiants ont travaillé avec ardeur!
Les présentations orales de nos finalistes en fait de projets de recherche du PIRPC ayant créé les meilleures affiches, se retrouveront à 13h30 à l’Agora.

Dear Colleagues,

Sidra Hashmi, one of our dedicated CRM undergraduate students, presented her poster on March 22th at the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium from 8:30am – 11:30am. This event was at the Agora at Jock Turcot University Centre located at 85 University, Ground floor.  Her poster was # 100 in the section just north of the Pivik and Bento.

Sidra’s project is entitled: “Beyond exclusion: child rights advocacy within the criminal justice system among parents of youth who sexually offend”

You are welcome to visit Sidra until 11:30am this morning and learn more about her research project within our department as well as the projects of more than 300 students have been working on!