Research at the Department

Research done at the Department of Criminology is nationally and internationally recognized for its cutting-edge approach to a variety of criminal justice issues, including crime prevention, social justice, policing, violence against women, drug policy, sex work, prisons, youth, media representations of crime, political violence, human rights, victimology and cybercrime.

Discover some of the research projects done at the Department of Criminology.

Research Initiatives

World of Ideas Features

“No Drop Policies” Are Harming Some Women

Public policies addressing violence against women has changed dramatically over the last few decades in a way that may be harming some women. In the case of intimate partner violence there has been a shift from police and prosecutor discretion to no-drop policies in which police are mandated to lay charges against the aggressor and prosecutions go forward regardless of victims' wishes.

Author: Holly Johnson, Department of Criminology

Corps suspect, corps deviant

(in French) Bringing together many disciplines in Humanities and Social Sciences, but particularly Criminology, this collective work takes a look at multiple social constructions of the deviant body, and on the female body in particular, revealing the interaction between dominant discourses and practices on the body.

Author: Sylvie Frigon, Department of Criminology

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