Boyd presents on mass killings as a gendered crime at Iceland conference

CSSLRV researcher Ciara Boyd presented research co-authored with Sociology Professor Myrna Dawson at the European Conference on Domestic Violence in Reykjavik, Iceland this month. Drawing from data collected by the Canadian Geography of Justice Initiative, their paper Mass Killings in Ontario, Canada explores what mass killings (i.e., the killing of three or more victims in a single incident) look like in the Canadian context and discusses how they compare to mass killings in other countries. Their presentation focused on one key finding from the paper, namely that mass killings must be recognized as a gendered crime in Ontario, Canada, similar to results on such killings in other countries. Boyd is a PhD candidate in Sociology and a CSSLRV research assistant.

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