CDHPIVP exhibits research to date at World Congress of Sociology

Research team members for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) helped promote the SSHRC-funded research this week at the 19th International Sociological Association World Congress of Sociology Conference in Toronto. Team members Anna Johnson, Danielle Bader, Marcie Campbell, Abir Al Jamal, and Cathy Holtmann networked with conference delegates from a range of countries including Australia, South Africa, Italy, India, Nigeria, Bangkok, Chile, Granada, România, United Kingdom and United States. The CDHPIVP is a five-year research project co-led by Drs. Myrna Dawson and Peter Jaffe which explores the vulnerabilities to domestic violence and homicide by four groups: those who in rural, remote and northern communities; Indigenous populations; immigrant and refugee populations; and children exposed to domestic violence. The project involves collaboration among over 40 partners across Canada including community service organizations, government departments, and universities. The CDHPIVP is creating a national domestic homicide database, as well as conducting research to improve risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning to prevent domestic homicide. Currently, the CDHPIVP has conducted over 350 interviews with service providers working with the vulnerable populations. The research team is preparing for the final phase of the research which will involve interviews with survivors of severe domestic violence as well as family and friends of domestic homicide victims from the four groups. The World Congress of Sociology is held every four years and attracts sociologists and others from around the world to network, share ideas, and discuss future research projects. Hosted this year by the Canadian Sociological Association at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, about 6,000 delegates from 120 countries are in attendance.

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