Current Projects

The Centre and its researchers are involved in various projects that seek to build knowledge and contribute to society’s understanding about violence and efforts to reduce and prevent violence. While not exhaustive of the research activities being undertaken at the Centre, the projects below provide a sampling of current efforts that focus on local, national and international responses to violence and its prevention.

This five-year project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council’s Insight program. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Myrna Dawson. Project Description: Little attention is given to variation in official responses to crime across Canadian jurisdictions despite recognition

This long-term project has been supported by various funding agencies over the past several years and currently funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight program and the Canada Research Chair program. Dr. Myrna Dawson is the Principal Investigator.  While the majority of

This project is funded by the Canada Research Chair program. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Myrna Dawson. Domestic violence death review teams have existed since the early 1990s, beginning in the United States, then spreading to Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. While these

The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a five-year project funded by the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to conduct research on domestic homicides in Canada; to identify protocols and strategies that will reduce risk; and to

This project is funded by the Canada Research Chair program. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Myrna Dawson.  Internationally, Canada was one of the first countries to introduce legal reforms to respond to intimate partner, domestic and sexual violence and to provide funding for shelters and

This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight program and the Canada Research Chair program. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Myrna Dawson. Child homicides are rare; when they occur, the majority are committed by biological parents or stepparents – what is

This SSHRC-funded project is being lead by Dr. Carmen Gill, Director, Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, University of New Brunswick. Dr. Dawson is one of several Co-Investigators from across the country and a member of the CO Executive Committee. Project Description: The