Professeure Carolyn Côté-Lussier recrute des étudiants de 2e et 3e cycle pour un projet de recherche sur les pratiques pénales au Canada

TITRE : Les pratiques pénales au Canada : vers un virage punitif des tribunaux?

Étudiant de maitrise ou de doctorat recherché pour faire une ethnographie dans les tribunaux pour documenter les pratiques pénales et les ajustements des acteurs face aux différentes réformes législatives des dernières années. Le projet s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un plus vaste projet visant également à documenter quantitativement différentes pratiques des tribunaux et leurs évolutions au cours des dernières années.

DATE PRÉVUE DE DÉBUT
Le projet peut commencer dès maintenant ou au cours de l’automne 2018. Une admission dans un programme de maitrise ou de doctorat à l’automne 2018 serait tout à fait conciliable avec la réalisation du projet.

CYCLE
Maitrise ou doctorat

RÉMUNÉRATION
Oui, à discuter

CONTACT
Chloé Leclerc, professeur, école de criminologie, Université de Montréal
Chloe.leclerc@umontreal.ca

Paula Hirschmann's Doctoral Thesis Proposal Defense / Paula Hirschmann défend son projet de thèse de doctorat

Diffracting Agential and Critical Realisms: Redressing Criminological ‘Objects’ through Epistemological Promiscuity
Doctoral Thesis Proposal Defense

Paula Hirschmann

Martin Dufresne
Committee members: Steven Bittle and Dominique Robert
Chair: Maritza Felices-Luna

Tuesday, December 19th at 10am
FSS 7035

Diffracting Agential and Critical Realisms: Redressing Criminological ‘Objects’ through Epistemological Promiscuity
Soutenance de projet de thèse de doctorat

Paula Hirschmann

Martin Dufresne
Membres du comité: Steven Bittle et Dominique Robert
Présidente: Maritza Felices-Luna

Mardi 19 décembre à 10h00.
FSS 7035

Op-ed co-authored by Professor Piché says it's time for transparency on the plans for jail expansion in Ottawa

An op-ed by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project's (CPEP) Aaron Doyle and Justin Piché (Associate Professor) published today in the Ottawa Sun has revealed new details about the Government of Ontario's plan to build a new and bigger jail in Ottawa. Through their research, they uncovered the name of the project - the "Ottawa Correctional Complex", its projected cost of $500 million to $1 billion, and that it'll be delivered via a costly and ineffecient private-public partnership. The authors also demand that the Government of Ontario be more transparent with the general public about their jail expansion plans. Click here to sign CPEP's #NOPE / No On Prison Expansion in Ottawa petition demanding a halt to the new Ottawa jail project and public consultation on alternative solutions.  

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Steven Bittle was interviewed by CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup

In the latest segment in a series of online stories, as well as television and radio interviews, dealing with workplace fatalities and the challenges of holding individuals and companies accountable in cases where a worker is killed on the job, CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup, hosted by Duncan McCue, asked whether employers are “getting away with too many injuries and deaths on the job?” Steven Bittle (Associate Professor) was interviewed during the program and discussed his research on corporate crime and corporate criminal liability for workplace injuries and deaths. You can listen to the full episode here. Professor Bittle’s interview begins at 01:23:10.

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Un retour sur la Semaine de criminologie 2017 / A look back at Criminology Week 2017

Participants à au foire en criminologie - 2017 - Criminology Fair participants

Participants à au foire en criminologie - 2017 - Criminology Fair participants

La semaine de criminologie 2017: 150 ans de (dé)criminalisation au Canada (du 13-16 novembre) à l'Université d'Ottawa a été d'un énorme succès dont nous retenons plusieurs moments mémorables.

Lundi 13 novembre: La présentation de Robyn Maynard intitulée « Policing Black Lives in Ottawa, Canada and Beyond » a eu lieu devant une foule complète à la librairie publique d'Ottawa et a été modérée par Dhabo Amed de Justice pour Abdirahman.

Mardi 14 novembre: Une série de courts métrages de fiction, documentaires et d'animation produits par Wapikoni ont été projetés. Ces films "vont vers des communautés autochtones et servent de point de rassemblement, d'intervention et de création musicale et audiovisuelle pour des jeunes autochtones."

Mercredi 15 novembre: Au milieu de la semaine de criminologie 2017, le professeur Harry Glasbeek a présenté un exposé sur « La responsabilité de la loi en matière d'irresponsabilité des entreprises ». Devant une foule nombreuse, Glasbeek a proposé une critique systématique de la société à responsabilité limitée, apportant la preuve que l'étendue et la qualité du bien-être créé en permettant aux entrepreneurs d'utiliser la société sont largement exagérées et que les dommages causés son sérieusement sous-estimés. Tout au long de sa présentation, maintenant disponible en ligne, il a plaidé pour que les actionnaires de contrôle respectent eux-mêmes les valeurs et les normes canadiennes qu'ils exhortent souvent le reste d'entres nous à respecter et à honorer. Cette présentation était basée sur son livre récent, Class Privilege: How Law Shelters Shareholders and Codes Capitalism.

Plus tard dans la journée, durant le vin & fromage, une exposition a mis en vedette des affiches d'étudiants qui ont terminé leurs stages cet automne. La foire incluait également le travail du groupe de liaison des condamnés à perpétuité de Millhaven, du Journal of Prisoners on Prisons et de Walls-to-Bridges qui offrira un cours de quatrième année au Centre de détention d'Ottawa-Carleton cet hiver.  La campagne #NOPE / No On Prison Expansion pour empêcher la construction d'une nouvelle prison plus grande à Ottawa était aussi présente.

Jeudi 16 novembre: La semaine de criminologie 2017 s'est terminée avec deux activités. D'abord, Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford, de Prévention des Surdoses Ottawa, a animé une discussion en cercle sur la réduction des méfaits axée sur les défis auxquels sont confrontés les travailleurs rémunérés et non rémunérés en première ligne de la crise des opioïdes. Puis, dans une présentation, Line Beauchesne, experte en politiques pharmaceutiques (professeure titulaire), a discuté du cadre réglementaire de la légalisation de la marijuana au Canada et de son impact sur sa production, sa distribution et sa consommation.

Merci à Geneviève Nault, Joanne Cardinal, Carolyn Côte-LussierMaritza Felices-LunaChristine GervaisEduardo González-CastilloBaljit Nagra et Irvin Waller d'avoir organisé l'édition de cette année!

L'an prochain, la semaine de criminologie 2018: Aller au-delà de l'insécurité et de l'exclusion célébrera la fondation du Département de criminologie de l'Université d'Ottawa il y a 50 ans. Les détails seront annoncés dans la nouvelle année. Restez à l'écoute!

Criminology Week 2017: 150 Years of (De)criminalization in Canada was a tremendous success and featured many memorable moments.

Monday, November 13: Author Robyn Maynard's presentation "Policing Black Lives in Ottawa, Canada and Beyond" was before a capacity crowd at the Ottawa Public Library and moderated by Dahabo Amed Omer from Justice for Abdirahman.

Tuesday, November 14: A series of short fiction, documentary and animated films produced by Wapikoni were screened. The films "travel to Indigenous communities and act as a place of assembly, intervention, and audiovisual and musical creation for Indigenous youth". 

Wednesday, November 15: The middle of Criminology Week 2017 featured a presentation by Professor Harry Glasbeek on “Law’s Responsibility for Corporate Irresponsibility”. In front of a packed crowd, Glasbeek offered a systematic critique of the limited liability corporation, providing evidence that the extent and quality of welfare created by allowing entrepreneurs to use the corporation are vastly exaggerated and that the harms done by the use of this vehicle are seriously underestimated. Throughout the course of his presentation now available online he built a case for controlling shareholders to abide by the Canadian values and norms they are often heard to urge the rest of us to respect and honour. Glasbeek’s presentation was based on his most recent book, Class Privilege: How Law Shelters Shareholders and Coddles Capitalism.

Later that day, a fair and wine & cheese featuring poster presentations by students who completed their field placements this fall was held. The fair also included the work of the Millhaven Lifers Liaison Group, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, Walls-to-Bridges who will be offering a fourth-year course at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre this winter, and the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project who are leading the #NOPE / No On Prison Expansion campaign to stop a new and bigger jail from being built in Ottawa.     

Thursday, November 16: Criminology Week 2017 concluded with two sessions. First, Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford from Overdose Prevention Ottawa facilitated a circle discussion on harm reduction focussing on the challenges faced by paid and unpaid workers on the front lines of the opioid crisis. In a presentation, drug policy expert Line Beauchesne (Full Professor) discussed the regulatory framework for the legalization of marijuana in Canada and the impact on its production, distribution, and consumption. 

Thank you to Geneviève Nault, Joanne Cardinal, Carolyn Côte-LussierMaritza Felices-LunaChristine GervaisEduardo González-CastilloBaljit Nagra and Irvin Waller for organizing this year's edition!

Next year, Criminology Week 2018: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion will celebrate the founding of the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa 50 years ago. Details will be announced in the new year. Stay tuned! 

Recent issue of the JPP featured in The Lawyer's Daily and CBC News

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Volume 26, Number 1&2 of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a "Dialogue on Canada's Federal Penitentiary System and the Need for Change", has been featured in The Lawyer's Daily and on CBC NewsClick here to read the journal issue edited by uOttawa CRM student Jarrod Shook and graduate Bridget McInnis, along with Justin Piché (Associate Professor) and Kevin Walby from uWinnipeg.

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Professor Steven Bittle interviewed in CBC News series on workplace safety

CBC News has produced a series of online stories, as well as television and radio segments, dealing with workplace fatalities and the challenges of holding individuals and companies accountable in cases where a worker is killed on the job. Click here to listen to Steven Bittle (Associate Professor) who was interviewed by CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning as part of this series.

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Professor Bittle was also interviewed in several other stories on workplace safety, including in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia, that are being rolled out across CBC's platforms over the next several days.

Professor Holly Johnson's research on violence against women featured in Chatelaine

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The murders of Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam, and Carol Culleton by a man who had previously harmed them in Renfrew County, Ontario shocked the nation. Holly Johnson's (Associate Professor) research highlighting the lack of options and control women have over critical decisions made by criminal justice actors when they experience violence was featured in an article published in Chatelaine regarding this preventable tragedy. Click here to read the full article.

Katarina Bogosavljevic and Jennifer Kilty publish an op-ed in the Winnipeg Free Press

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Katarina Bogosavljevic (MA Student) and Jennifer Kilty (Associate Professor) published an op-ed in the Winnipeg Free Press today, in honour of World AIDS Day. Both are conducting research on the criminalization of HIV non-disclosure. The article is entitled "Justice isn't blind on HIV non-disclosure" and discusses how the Supreme Court of Canada had the chance to set a bold legal precedent on HIV non-disclosure by requiring that the law be used only in cases of intentional transmission. Instead, just days before World AIDS Day, it took a step back by dismissing an appeal application by Marjorie Schenkels.

Prashan Ranasinghe publishes a new article in Oñati Socio-Legal Series

Prashan Ranasinghe (Associate Professor) just published an article in the Oñati Socio-Legal Series entitled "The (Non)Violence of Private Ordering". This paper explores and explicates the constitution and ontology of private ordering – organized or unorganized means of securing order which do not (explicitly) rely upon the law and other formal means of dispute resolution sanctioned by law. Private ordering is best understood through its dialecticism of (non)violence: that is, private ordering is concurrently violence and non-violence. This is explicated through three texts: first, reading Frantz Fanon’s classic The Wretched of the Earth against the exhortations and warnings of Hannah Arendt’s “Reflections on Violence”; secondly, Walter Benjamin’s classic essay, “Critique of Violence”. After situating the (non)violence of private ordering, the author argues that symbolic violence – an important component of its constitution – is insufficient for the practice of private ordering: if its normative aspirations are to be realized, a place for physical violence must also be made available to private ordering. The law, it is further claimed, must be open to this, lest the law be reduced to tyranny.

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Elsa Lalonde reçoit le prestigieux prix Dr. John Davis Burton

La Franco-Ontarienne Elsa Lalonde, 21 ans, étudiante en criminologie à l'Université d'Ottawa, milite depuis trois ans pour que l’Université d’Ottawa améliore l’accessibilité sur son campus aux personnes handicapées. Ses efforts ont été récompensés cette semaine alors qu’on lui a décerné le prestigieux prix Dr. John Davis Burton qui reconnaît la contribution exceptionnelle d’un étudiant des universités et des collèges d’Ottawa à l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des personnes vivant avec un handicap. Le Droit et Radio-Canada la félicitent à leur tour en lui décernant le titre de Personnalité de la semaine

« Je suis très contente de recevoir ce prix, a-t-elle dit. Je suis contente de savoir qu’il y a d’autres personnes qui reconnaissent le travail que je fais et qui ont les mêmes valeurs que moi face à l’intégration des étudiants ayant une variété de handicaps. » - Elsa Lalonde

« Je suis très contente de recevoir ce prix, a-t-elle dit. Je suis contente de savoir qu’il y a d’autres personnes qui reconnaissent le travail que je fais et qui ont les mêmes valeurs que moi face à l’intégration des étudiants ayant une variété de handicaps. » - Elsa Lalonde

Two weeks, three events about the proposed new and bigger jail in Ottawa

In May 2017, the Ontario government suddenly, and without consultation, announced plans to replace the crowded, much-criticized, and scandal-ridden Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre with a new jail that, if built, could hold 140 more prisoners - a 24% increase.  Justin Piché (Associate Professor) has estimated the new and bigger jail will cost at least half a billion dollars to build.

In the coming weeks, two events will be held on-campus involving the presentation of public education materials by undergraduate students from the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, along with another event being held off-campus put on by volunteers from the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project.  Consult the details and links below for more information about the events.

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A Bigger Jail for Ottawa or Community Alternatives?
Monday, November 27, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch
120 Metcalfe Street - Auditorium

Lesson Learned from Past Campaigns Against Carceral Expansion:
A Teach-in on Key Lessons and Tactics from the United States
 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
8:45am to 11:15am
uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences, Room 14001
120 University Private
* Organized as part of CRM 4306: Socio-politics of Incarceration

Perspectives on Carceral Expansion and Alternatives to Imprisonment:
An Exhibition of Memes and Handouts About the Proposed New and Bigger Jail in Ottawa

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2:30pm to 5:00pm
uOttawa Faculty of Social Sciences, Rooms 4004 and 4006
120 University Private
* Organized as part of CRM 4302: Abolitionism and the Criminal Justice System

Carolyn Côté-Lussier is interviewed by Carleton's School of Journalism and Communication's radio show

Wapikoni Film Screening Showcasing Indigenous and Social Issues, and Traditions

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Click here (interview begins at the 19:42 minute mark) to listen to Carolyn Côté-Lussier (Assistant Professor) talk about the screening of short films by Wapikoni during Criminology Week 2017. Wapikoni is a non-profit organization equipped with mobile studios that "travel to Indigenous communities and act as a place of assembly, intervention, and audiovisual and musical creation for Indigenous youth".

Professor Christine Gervais co-authors a book chapter

Christine Gervais (Associate Professor) co-authored a chapter in Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms: Canadian and International Perspectives

The chapter is in part 1 of the book Movements, Spaces and Right and is entitled
"Countering Renewed Patriarchal Commitments in the Institutional Catholic Church: Feminist Perspectives among Women Religious in Canada".

This collection examines the ongoing shared struggles of diverse groups of women in Canada and beyond focusing on a diverse range of themes including movements, spaces and rights; inclusion, equity and policies; reproductive labour, work and economy; health, culture and violence; and sports and bodies. Situating Canada as a western society with avowed egalitarian ideals, and based on a ‘shared but different’ approach, this book highlights the intersectional dimensions of gendered lives and feminist actions for change in both western and non-western contexts. 

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Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford donne une conférence interactive sur les sites d'injections supervisés et les défis qui y sont liés

Ce matin, dans le cadre de la semaine de criminologie du département, Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford, intervenante de développement communautaire au Centre de Prévention des Surdoses d'Ottawa (OPO), a donné une conférence interactive sur la réduction des méfaits. Le cercle de discussion portait sur la toxicomanie, spécifiquement sur les sites d'injections supervisés et les différents défis rencontrés par les intervenants sur le terrain. Différents vidéos sur les sites d'injections supervisés et les expériences des bénévoles ont été présentés et ont suscités beaucoup d'émotions fortes. 

Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford met beaucoup d'emphase sur les défis politiques, ainsi que sur les différentes émotions que ces expériences sur le terrain amènent aux intervenants, aux bénévoles et aux usagers. 

Upcoming eQuality Project event: The Ghomeshi Effect, meet the Artists

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The eQuality Project, led by Valerie SteevesThe Shirley Greenberg Chair in Women and the Legal Profession, & The Human Rights Research and Education Centre are proud to sponsor an upcoming performance of The Ghomeshi Effect: Meet the Artists.

The Ghomeshi Effect is a verbatim dance-theatre piece that tackles sexual violence in Canada, particularly how it is handled in the legal system, through an edited series of documented interviews, and uses dance to inform and interrogate the language used in the discussion of sexual violence.

Members of the company will perform selections from the show, as well as discuss the history of the production, what they learned from listening to and interpreting real stories of sexual violence, and how they intend to continue this important conversation with future audiences. 

The event will take place at Academic Hall (uOttawa) on Thursday, December 7 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm. The performance will be followed by a reception.

To obtain your ticket to this free event, please register here.

This event is in collaboration with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Author Robyn Maynard gives lecture at the Ottawa Public Library to a capacity crowd

Last night, the Carceral Studies Research Collective held its first community discussion series event entitled "Policing Black Lives in Ottawa, Canada and Beyond" featuring a lecture by author Robyn Maynard. Drawing on her 2017 book published by Fernwood Press, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present, Maynard's presentation explored the different ways that anti-Black racism has manifested itself throughout Canadian history pre- and post-Confederation. Her lecture was followed by a Q&A facilitated by Justice for Abdirahman spokesperson Dahabo Amed Omer.  Click here to read an Ottawa Citizen article about Maynard's lecture to a capacity crowd at the Ottawa Public Library held as part of uOttawa Criminology Week 2017: 150 Years of (De)criminalization.  

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A master student just handed her thesis / Une étudiante à la maitrise vient de déposer sa thèse

Farah Zaman just handed her thesis entitled Analyzing the Multiscalar Production of Borders through the Various Degrees of State Membership in Canada

The summary can be found here

Congratulations Farah!

Farah Zaman vient de déposer sa thèse de maitrise intitulée Analyzing the Multiscalar Production of Borders through the Various Degrees of State Membership in Canada.

Le résumé, en anglais, se trouve ici

Félicitations Farah! 

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