Watt awarded SSHRC scholarship

Rochelle Watt, a Master’s student in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy program at the University of Guelph, was recently awarded the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for 2013-2014. The funding supports Watt’s thesis research which examines a variety of questions including whether the type of intimate relationship a female victim shares with an offender will determine whether she contacts police following her victimization and whether she will cooperate with the prosecution? Watt is using Canadian data which were collected as part of a previous project funded by SSHRC by Dr. Myrna Dawson who is Watt’s thesis supervisor.

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