The Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence was established in 2005 through funding awarded to Dr. Myrna Dawson from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation. The award was to support the establishment of a research unit at the University of Guelph that would focus its research activities on understanding the impacts of social and legal responses to violence. In 2008, as part of being awarded a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice, Dr. Dawson received additional funding from the Canadian Foundation of Innovation to expand her Research Centre. The overarching objectives of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence are to create and mobilize knowledge about effective social and legal responses to violence through systematic and rigorous research, to transfer and exchange knowledge that can inform public policy which seeks to reduce and prevent violence, and to train future researchers who can further sustain violence prevention research. Along with many University of Guelph colleagues whose research focuses on various topics related to violence, Dr. Dawson, together with her Centre’s Research Associates and graduate and undergraduate students, has been actively working toward this goal, focusing in particular on violence against women in its many forms.
- CSSLRV Researchers published article on Familicide
University of Guelph CSSLRV researchers/associates Ciara Boyd, Danielle Sutton, Angelika Zecha, Julie Poon, Myrna Dawson, Anna-Lee Straatman, and Peter Jaffe published research this week that takes the first detailed look at familicide in Canada.
- CSSLRV researcher one of recipients of 2022 CSA awards
Emmanuel Rohn, a SOAN PhD student and CSSLRV graduate researcher, recently received an award as one of the recipients of the 2022 Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Outstanding Graduating Student.
- Rohn co-authors new paper barriers to help-seeking for female IPV victims in Ghana
University of Guelph CSSLRV graduate researcher Emmanuel Rohn has co-authored a research paper, entitled, “Structural and institutional barriers to help-seeking among female victims of intimate partner violence in Ghana” in the Journal of Family Violence.
- UG team involved in relaunch of Global Femi(ni)cide Watch Platform
On December 10, 2021, the Global Femi(ni)cide Watch Platform (FWP) was officially relaunched two years after the platform’s initial release.
- Rohn publishes study on help-seeking behaviours of male victims of IPV in Kenya
Emmanuel Rohn, a SOAN PhD student and CSSLRV graduate researcher, has co-authored a research paper called, “Helping-Seeking behaviours of male victims of intimate partner violence in Kenya” published in Journal of Family Issues.
- Rohn co-presents study findings at 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence
Emmanuel Rohn, a PhD #SOAN student and #CSSLRV graduate researcher, recently co-presented a research paper on “Individual and institutional barriers to help-seeking behaviour in Ghana” at the 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence (ECDV), 13-15th September 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia.