Research with Community Partners

Evaluation of the Circles of Support and Accountably (COSA) Program (2017-2021) $267,400 (Research Contract, Principal Investigator)

Home for Good: Advancing Women’s Housing Through System Change YWCA Halifax, $22,000 (Research Contract, Principal Investigator)

Evaluation of the Partners in Healing Project John Howard Society of Moncton, $20,000 (Principal Investigator)

Evaluation of the Restorative Options for Youth in Care (ROYC) Pilot Project     Community Justice Society, Halifax, $6,000 (Principal Investigator)

Human Security, Immigration, Citizenship and the Profile of Terror: Immigrant and Ethnic Minorities Presumed Guilty? Status of Women Canada, Policy Research Fund, $85, 000 (Co-investigator with A. Dobrowolsky, E. Keeble and E. Tastsoglou with the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association)

I am a sociologically informed feminist criminologist.  I specialize in research relating to legal or regulatory responses to problems, particularly those that disproportionately affect women. In my research, I explore ways to provide alternative forms of justice, broadly defined. I have done work about: ·         Restorative justice ·         Specialized courts ·         Sexual and domestic violence ·         “Rape culture” ·         Criminal Harassment ·         Domestic violence policies and intervention programs ·         The politics of crime control ·         Program evaluation My work is oriented toward policy development and changing systems or organizations. I do empirical research. I dabble in diverse methods, qualitative and quantitative, and am increasingly moving toward narrative and participatory approaches.

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