CSSLRV researchers author learning brief on femicide of older women

A learning brief and related newsletter released this month on femicide of older women were authored by two CSSLRV researchers, Myrna Dawson and Danielle Sutton. Drawing from Dawson’s ongoing study on femicide, the researchers highlighted various trends and patterns documented for older femicide victims and highlighting that, from 1974 to 2012, one in five women killed were 55 years and older in Ontario. The deaths of these women were compared to those of younger femicide victims to determine the similarities and differences. Dawson is the director of the CSSLRV, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice. Sutton is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph, and a CSSLRV Senior Research Assistant. Both publications were produced by the Learning Network which is an initiative based at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children. The network’s purpose is to increase the effectiveness and reach of public education and professional training materials developed to address violence against women (VAW).

Read the Learning Network Brief 31, Femicide of Older Women.

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