CSSLRV researchers - Jessica Whitehead, Myrna Dawson and Tina Hotton – presented research this week at an international conference held in New Orleans. Their paper entitled 'Examining the Prevalence and Characteristics of Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence in Canada' was one of several papers presented by University of Guelph researchers at the American Society of Criminology’s 72nd Annual Meeting - The Many Colors of Crime and Justice. Their research, lead by Whitehead, examines the frequency with which same-sex intimate partner violence is reported in Canada, the types of violence that occur, and the likelihood of police recommending that formal charges be laid. To assess this, they examined Statistics Canada’s 2007-2011 Uniform Crime Reporting Survey data and compared reported incidents of same-sex intimate partner violence with those of heterosexual intimate partner violence. Whitehead is a CSSLRV Research Associate who received her Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at UG. Hotton is a Centre Research Associate and a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dawson is the CSSLRV Director who holds a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice.