Richard Dubé écrit un chapitre de livre

Richard Dube, Professeur titulaire de département de criminologie a récemment écrit un chapitre qui été présenté dans le livre Normativité et critique en sciences sociales.

Le chapitre “Pour une sociologie du virtuel : l’observation et la portée critique des mondes possibles” demandes les questions “que veut dire observer?” et “qu’est-ce qu’implique l’observation de l’observation?”

Pour plus d’information sur ce chapitre, veuillez consulter ici

Prashan Ranasignhe publishes article in the journal of Law and Critique

Assistant professor of Criminology Dr. Prashan Ranasinghe recently published an article in the Law and Critique journal entitled “Cesare Becria and the Aesthetic Knowledge of On Crimes and Punishments”.

This article takes an exegetil approach in analyzing the book by Becria that has had a profound impact on the studies of law, criminology and punishment. Specifilly, Ranasinghe focuses on the aesthetic inquiry at the heart of the text to argue that Becria’s text ought to be read as an aesthetic inquiry into justice.

The article n be viewed here.

New report paints a grim picture of experiences of encounters with the police in Ottawa

A University of Ottawa research team collected and analyzed over 250 accounts of encounters between residents from disproportionately policed communities and the police in Ottawa. The data paints a grim picture and demonstrates that policing negatively impacts many Ottawa residents. The report Troubling Encounters: Ottawa Residents’ Experiences of Policing is being released today.

David Moffette (Associate Professor) and Chris Bruckert (Full Professor) co-authored the report, which presents the findings of a collective research project initiated and conducted with Sadia Jama and Lindsay Snow.

Graduate student project on vaccine hesitancy at OCDC featured in the Ottawa Citizen and on All in a Day

A project on vaccine hesitancy at the Ottawa-rleton Detention Centre (OCDC) completed by graduate students in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa as part of the CRM 6391 A: Justice, Injustice and Resistance - Public Criminologies seminar course taught by Justin Piché (Associate Professor) this semester has garnered news coverage.

Check-out the op-ed by Sophie Lachapelle (PhD Student), Jasmine Kainth (MA Student) and Louise Boisvert (MA Student) published today in the Ottawa Citizen today entitled, “Why are people held at the Ottawa jail so vaccine-hesitant? In their shoes, you might be too”. Click here to listen to Sophie Lachapelle’s interview about the project on CBC Radio’s All in a Day with guest host Stu Mills.

To learn more about why vaccine hesitancy exists at OCDC and what n be done to address it, visit the petition to “Compel SolGen and Ottawa Public Health to address vaccine hesitancy at OCDC”.

New page on website: Where are they now? /// Nouvelle page sur le site: où sont-ils maintenant?

French to follow//Franis a suivre

Have you ever wondered what you may be able to do with a Masters or PhD from the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa? The new section of this website, entitled “Where are they now” is meant to be a place for delivering those answers. The launch of this section brings along with it the stories of four graduated students in the Master of Arts programs on their research, favourite memories from the University of Ottawa and of course, what they are doing reer wise since graduation. This includes reers in government sectors like the RCMP and Public Safety as well as positions in ademia, even right here in the department of criminology!

Are you an alumni and want to be highlighted in this section? please email crmblog@uottawa. , we are currently looking for students to be featured with answers in both English and French

Vous êtes-vous déjà demandé ce que vous pourriez faire avec une ma?trise ou un doctorat du Département de Criminologie de l'Université d'Ottawa? La nouvelle page du site, “Where are they now” pourrait vous fournir des réponses. Cette page présente les histoires de quatre étudiant(e)s dipl?mé(e)s à la maitrise, leurs recherches complétées à l’université d’Ottawa, leurs expériences préférées et leur cheminement vers une rrière dans les secteurs publique (à la GRC et à Sécurité publique nada) et universitaire, ici-même au département de criminologie!

Nous recherchons actuellement à présenter les histoires, en anglais et en fran?ais, de d’autres étudiant(e)s. Si vous êtes dipl?mé(e)s et souhaitez partager votre histoire sur cet site, veuillez nous envoyer un courriel à crmblog@uottawa. !

uOttawa Criminology graduate students mpaign for prisoners’ rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

As a part of the CRM 6391 A: Justice, Injustice and Resistance - Public Criminologies seminar course, several graduate students in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa have created public awareness mpaigns associated with their term projects on the impact of COVID-19 on imprisoned people at the Ottawa-rleton Detention Centre (OCDC). Information about three group projects n be found below.

@standupforprisonersrights: a mpaign advoting for the constitutional rights of imprisoned people during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been numerous outbreaks at OCDC and other congregate settings of confinement. Following these outbreaks, parts of or the entire jail are locked down, leaving prisoners to experience isolation similar to solitary confinement. While in lockdown, imprisoned people often receive less than 30 minutes of time outside of their cell per day where they have to make the choice between lling a loved one or taking a shower. We should collectively take a stance against the human rights violations that continue to take place at OCDC that arguably violate the Charter. We need to fight for the constitutional rights of prisoners, so please reach out to your lol legal representatives and government officials to help protect the rights of imprisoned people in your community who have experienced extreme forms of jail isolation. 

Click here to learn more about the mpaign.

Push for Prisoner Mental Health at OCDC | #P4Pmentalhealth mpaign

Those currently inrcerated will one day be released into our communities. Imprisonment is known to exacerbate or lead to the onset of mental health issues. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people imprisoned at the Ottawa jail have been exposed to outbreaks and lockdowns where they often spend 23.5 hours a day in their cells for days and sometimes even weeks on end without adequate access to mental health supports, which has taken a toll on their well-being. ging people, depriving them of mental health services, and then releasing them without supports is not a recipe for community safety. Poor mental health behind and beyond bars affects us all, and criminalized people are a part of our communities. Prisoner health is community health.

Push 4 Prisoner access to mental health services
Push 4 Prisoner rights in ending extended lockdowns
Push 4 Prisoner derceration and diversion

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Compel the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Ottawa Public Health to address vaccine hesitancy at OCDC

As of mid-June 2021, fewer than half of the people ged in Ontario’s provincial jails had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In keeping with this abysmal trend, the single dose vaccination rate at our own lol provincial jail – OCDC – was just 43% at the end of January 2022. Despite reassurances from the Ministry of the Solicitor General that each institution has a large on-site supply of COVID-19 vaccines, many people imprisoned under their supposed re are still hesitant to become vaccinated. If you were in their position, you might be too. If we want to diminish the impact and length of the pandemic, we must effectively address vaccine hesitancy inside all congregate settings. Where OCDC in concerned, imprisoned people must have access to information about COVID-19 vaccines they n trust. Jail health is public health; most people living at OCDC will be rejoining us as city residents sooner rather than later, and the healthier they are when they are released, the healthier we are as a community.

Click here to sign the petition to address vaccine hesitancy at the Ottawa jail.

Professor Piché Co-Authors Article on Abolitionist Resistance to Penal Spectatorship at Kingston Pen in Contemporary Justice Review

Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) has co-authored an article with Linda Mussell (Postdoctoral Fellow, Feminist and Gender Studies, University of Ottawa), Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg) and Lisa Guenther (Queen’s National Scholar, Politil Philosophy and Critil Prison Studies, Queen’s University) in Volume 25, Number 1 of Contemporary Justice Review entitled “‘A prison is no place for a party’: Neoliberalism, Charitable Fundraising, rceral Enjoyments and Abolitionist Killjoys” (see abstract below). The article, which explores the use of and resistance to Kingston Penitentiary as a venue for charitable fundraising and penal spectatorship, is an open-access publition made possible by a Collabzium Grant from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

Abstract: This paper explores a se study of the struggle over the cultural meanings of charity and imprisonment related to United Way’s 2019 Rockin’ The Big House fundraising concert in partnership with Correctional Service of nada (CSC) and the City of Kingston at Kingston Penitentiary. Contributing to literature at the intersection of penality, prison tourism, and the charitable sector, we examine how staging authenticity and fostering penal spectatorship were central to driving ticket sales for and encouraging enjoyment at the concert held on the grounds of nada’s first penitentiary. Based on an analysis of internal government records and CSC communitions with United Way, we demonstrate how event planning and advertising relied on denigrating stereotypes regarding criminalized persons. Highlighting the value of collective organizing, action research, and newsmaking interventions aimed at opposing rceral enjoyments, we illustrate how cultural meanings of penality n be confronted as a means to advance abolitionist politics.

The article stems from a SSHRC-funded study entitled “A Culture of Justice: Meanings of Penality in nadian Police, Courthouse and Prison Museums”, which includes a research axis exploring the repurposing of decommissioned rceral settings as penal history and tourism venues. Other papers stemming from this facet of the study include articles in Crime, Law and Social Change (Mussell, Walby & Piché 2022), Qualitative Criminology (Mussell, Walby & Piché 2021) and the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (Piché, Ferguson & Walby 2019), as well as a book chapter in nadian Prisons: Understanding the nadian Correctional System (Shook, Piché & Walby 2020). Click here to visit the rceral Cultures Research Initiative’s website to learn more about Professor Piché’s research on meanings of penality in nadian penal tourism sites.

Professor Piché Co-authors an Article on nadian Police Museums in Crime, Media, Culture

Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) has co-authored an article with Haley Pauls (MA Graduate, Cultural Studies, University of Winnipeg) and Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg) in Crime, Media, Culture entitled “Regimes of Representation in nadian Police Museums: Othering, Police Subjectivities, and Gunspes” (see abstract below).

Abstract: There are dozens of public police museums loted across nada that memorialize the country’s history of law enforcement and criminalization. Drawing from fieldwork at these sites, we explore the representational devices used to curate police museum displays. Invoking Stuart Hall’s work on representation and Othering, we examine how gun displays at nadian police museums are organized to minimize the harm that police interventions with guns use. Arguing these displays are made intelligible through a regime of representation that naturalizes the distinction between police officers and the “criminal” Other, we examine how these museums position weaponry including the gun as an esthetic object and a force of social good when in the hands of police. Analyzing curatorial strategies such as the arrangement of weapons, mannequin placement, dress, and level of humanization, as well as the rhetoric and narratives espoused on accompanying plards, we show how the curatorial approach in these spaces ratify an ideologil framework that normalizes police violence and criminalization. We then assess what our analysis contributes to literatures on police museums and policing myths.

The article stems from a SSHRC-funded study entitled “A Culture of Justice: Meanings of Penality in nadian Police, Courthouse and Prison Museums”. Other police memorialization papers from this study include articles in Topia: nadian Journal of Cultural Studies (Walby, Piché & Ferguson 2021), Women and Criminal Justice (Joshua, Walby & Piché 2021), the Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (Walby, Ferguson & Piché 2020), and Policing & Society (Ferguson, Piché & Walby 2019), as well as book chapters in the following edited collections: Critil Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in nada (Ferguson 2020); Contemporary Criminologil Issues: Moving Beyond Insecurity and Exclusion (Ferguson, Piché, Ricordeau, Boe & Walby 2020); and Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories (Ferguson, Piché & Walby 2019). Click here to visit the rceral Cultures Research Initiative’s website to learn more about Professor Piché’s research on meanings of penality in nadian penal history museums.

Volumes 30(1) and 30(2) of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons Now Available Online

The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP), which is a peer-reviewed journal featuring articles written by current and former prisoners published by the University of Ottawa Press, has recently released two new issues online. The digitization of these collections was made possible with the support of a Collabzium Grant from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences and the work of Victoria Morris (PhD ndidate, Criminology, University of Ottawa), the journal’s new Online Production Editor.

Released in February 2022, Volume 30(1) of the JPP is a general issue edited by Kevin Walby (Associate Professor, Criminal Justice, University of Winnipeg), Melissa Munn (Professor, Sociology, Okanagan College | the first graduate of our doctoral program) and Justin Piché (Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa). The collection features contributions on various issues, including life sentences, use of force, solitary confinement, as well as barriers to community re-entry and the development of Convict Criminology. The Prisoners' Struggles section also explores the impact of COVID-19 on imprisoned people. The cover art was made by an anonymous imprisoned artist who founded Steel Door Studios.

Released just today, Volume 30(2) of the JPP is a special issue on an "Anti-Colonial Approach to Abolition" edited by Thalia Anthony (Professor, Indigenous Law Centre, University of Technology Sydney), Vicki Chartrand (Associate Professor, Sociology, Bishop’s University | Adjunct Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa) and Tracey McIntosh (Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Auckland). The collection features contributions on various themes, including how genocidal settler colonial state institutions, laws, policies and practices serve as pipelines to prisons, the systemic racism experienced by Indigenous peoples behind and beyond bars, the so-lled indigenization of inrceration, and the additional barriers to community re-entry faced by Indigenous peoples. The cover art was created by Tim Felfoldi (front) and Cory rdinal (back).

To learn more about the JPP and access its entire issue talogue, click here visit the publition’s Open Journal Systems website.

"There Comes a Time" (back cover) | "Cell in a Cell [Green Dreams]" (front cover) by Steel Door Studios

“There Comes a Time” (back cover) and “Cell in a Cell [Green Dreams]” (front cover) by Steel Door Studios.

“Anti-Oppression Movement” (back cover) by Cory rdinal and “Broken Dreams” (front cover) by Tim Felfoldi

Sandra Lehalle donne une entrevue pour Radio nada // Sandra Lehalle gives an interview for CBC

English to follow

Directrice adjointe du départment, Sandra Lehalle, a récemment fait un entrevue pour Radio nada sur les détenus fédéraux qui n’ont pas vu leurs proches depuis plus de deux ans. Elle a été citée disant “?a para?t totalement contre-productif par rapport à l’objectif officiellement attribué à une peine de détention”. Vous pouvez lire l’entrevue ici.

Associate Chair of the department, Sandra Lehalle, recently did an interview for a CBC article related to federal inmates that haven't seen their loved ones in over 2 years. She was quoted saying “It is as if we have multiplied the obstacles and cut off the points of support for these people…It seems totally counterproductive with the official goal of a prison sentence”. To read more on this fascinating interview, click here.

Innocence Ottawa Annual General Meeting (French to follow)

Inside "The Stairse": Lies, fake science, and the owl theory 

Innocence Ottawa, part of the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa is pleased to present a spring webinar on April 8th, 2022, from 1:00-3:00 PM. Through a se study, two esteemed criminal defence lawyers and passionate justice advotes will discuss their experience in countering faulty evidence in the courtroom and the many challenges posed by expert testimony in these ses. While over the past few dedes, forensic evidence is increasingly being presented in criminal trials, this raises questions as to the role of that experts play in debating questionable science in the courtroom, and the implitions of its widened use. 

Our distinguished keynote speakers will be David Rudolf, criminal defence attorney and lifelong justice advote and Sonya Pfeiffer, criminal defence attorney and award-winning journalist. Brought into the spotlight by his involvement in the Netflix documentary The Stairse, detailing the 2003 trial and conviction of Michael Peterson for the murder of his wife Kathleen, Mr. Rudolf has since pivoted his practice to include wrongful conviction and high-profile ses, dediting himself to thorough and fearless advocy for justice.  

Ms. Pfeiffer’s extensive investigative experience and interest in high-profile criminal ses brought her to cover the Michael Peterson trial as a journalist, after which she set out to obtain her law degree. Practicing law since 2007, she has spent the last dede alongside her husband Mr. Rudolf in defending high-stake civil trials and high-profile ses in both jury trials and plea negotiations. 

Using the Michael Peterson trial as a se study, our guests will highlight issues concerning faulty forensic evidence and expert testimony to bring us a stimulating discussion and debate on the role of forensic science in wrongful convictions from a legal standpoint. 

Both of our guests will be joining us from Toronto, where they have recently reloted. 

Innocence Ottawa (IO) is a non-profit and student-based volunteer organization seeking to address the problem of wrongful convictions and misrriages of justice.  Through time and effort, IO volunteers assist individuals in seeking conviction review for their wrongful convictions under section 696.1 of the Criminal Code, as well as spread public information about the problem of wrongful convictions. 

The event will be in English  

Please register for the webinar here

Les dessous de ? The Stairse ? : mensonges, pseudosciences et la théorie du hibou   

Innocence Ottawa , qui fait partie du Département de criminologie de l’Université d’Ottawa est heureuse de vous présenter un webinaire printanier le 8 avril prochain, de 13h à 15 h heure de l'Est.

Par le biais d’une étude de s, deux estimés avots de la défense passionnés de justice discuteront de leur expérience dans la lutte contre les preuves erronées et les pseudosciences lors de procès criminels, ainsi que les nombreux défis posés par les témoignages d'experts dans ces affaires. Au cours des dernières décennies, les preuves scientifiques ont pris de plus en plus d’importance dans les procès pénaux. Les questions soulevées quant au r?le que jouent ces preuves, de même que l’utilisation de plus en plus répandue de témoins experts lors des procès, alimentent actuellement un vif débat quant à la place de la science dans l’administration de la justice.   

Nos conférenciers distingués seront David Rudolf, avot et fervent défenseur de la justice et Sonya Pfeiffer, avote de la défense et ex-journaliste primée. Désormais célèbre depuis son implition dans le documentaire à succès de Netflix The Stairse (Soup?ons), qui détaille le procès et l’éventuelle condamnation de Michael Peterson en 2003 pour le meurtre de sa femme Kathleen, M. Rudolf s’est voué corps et ame à la défense de ses clients contre les condamnations injustifiés dans bon nombre de dossiers très médiatisés.   

La vaste expérience de Mme Pfeiffer en tant que journaliste d’enquête ainsi que son intérêt pour les affaires criminelles très médiatisées l'ont amenée à couvrir le procès de Michael Peterson, et c’est à l’issue de cette affaire qu’elle a entrepris d'obtenir son titre d’avote. Pratiquant le droit depuis 2007, Mme Pfeiffer a passé la dernière décennie aux c?tés de son mari à la défense de procès civils, de procès devant jury et de négociations de plaidoyer dans plusieurs dossiers très médiatisées.   

En prenant appui sur l’étude de s du procès de Michael Peterson, nos invités mettront en évidence les problèmes et enjeux juridiques concernant l’utilisation de preuves scientifiques et de témoignages d'experts en cour, afin de nourrir une discussion stimulante et un débat pertinent sur le r?le de la science dans la commission d’erreurs judiciaires et de condamnations injustifiées.   

Nos invités se joindrons à nous depuis Toronto, où ils se sont tout récemment établis.   

Innocence Ottawa (IO) est un organisme à but non lucratif constitué d’étudiants et professeurs qui cherchent à mettre un terme à la commission d'erreurs judiciaires. Par leur dévotion et leurs efforts, les bénévoles de IO aident les personnes estimant avoir fait l’objet d’une erreur judiciaire à demander une révision de leur condamnation en vertu de l'article 696.1 du Code criminel, ainsi que diffuser des informations publiques sur le problème des condamnations injustifiées.  

Veuillez vous inscrire au webinaire ici 

L’événement sera en anglais.  

Eduardo González stillo Publishes in Social & Legal Studies

Professor Eduardo González stillo has just published an article in the Social & Legal Studies Journal. The article presents a critil reflection on the relationship between community action and the State in Québec. This topic is explored through the Gramscian notions such as "integral state", "civil society" and "subaltern groups". You n download and read the article here.

Criminology Graduate Workshop on Knowledge Mobilization

What: A workshop that discusses the process of knowledge mobilization and dissemination. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on some of the ways knowledge mobilization is conducted by critil criminologists who use a variety of methods, including community based participatory action research. If you’re interested in how your work n help influence policy and law, this is the workshop for you!  

When: March 9, 2022 at 2:30pm

Where: The workshop will be held in person FSS 14001. Participants n also attend on Zoom

Meeting ID: 967 8791 1694

Passcode: 25DVhM

Language: The presentation will be in English, but students are welcome to ask questions in either French or English.

To register: Email Katarina Bogosavljevic at kbogo029@uottawa. before March 7th.  

 In your email, please answer the following questions:

  1. What is your research question or research area? (It is ok if it is not refined but please keep it short.)

  2. What methodologil approach (e.g., interviews, documentary analysis) are you going to use to answer your research question?

  3. What groups would you like to disseminate to?

  4. What is the main thing you’d like to accomplish by disseminating your work?

Atelier des dipl?més en criminologie sur la mobilisation des connaissances

Quoi : Un atelier qui discute du processus de mobilisation et de diffusion des connaissances. Les étudiants auront l'ocsion de réfléchir à certaines des fa?ons dont la mobilisation des connaissances est menée par des criminologues critiques qui utilisent une variété de méthodes, y compris la recherche-action participative communautaire. Si vous êtes intéressé par la fa?on dont votre travail peut aider à influencer les politiques et les lois, cet atelier est fait pour vous !

Quand : 9 mars 2022 à 14h30

: L'atelier aura lieu en personne FSS 14001. Les participants peuvent également y assister sur Zoom

ID de réunion : 967 8791 1694

Code d'accès : 25DVhM

Langue : La présentation sera en anglais, mais les étudiants sont invités à poser des questions en fran?ais ou en anglais.

Pour vous inscrire : Envoyez un courriel à Katarina Bogosavljevic à kbogo029@uottawa.  avant le 7 mars. 

Dans votre courriel, merci de répondre aux questions suivantes :

1. Quelle est votre question de recherche ou votre domaine de recherche ? (Ce n'est pas grave si ce n'est pas raffiné, mais s'il vous pla?t, soyez bref.)

2. Quelle approche méthodologique (par exemple, entretiens, analyse documentaire) allez-vous utiliser pour répondre à votre question de recherche ?

3. A quels groupes souhaitez-vous diffuser ?

4. Quelle est la principale chose que vous aimeriez accomplir en diffusant votre travail ?

EVENT: Angela Davis: Re-examining Our Agency in Creating Change (French to Follow)

Angela Davis: Re-examining Our Agency in Creating Change

OUTLaw 2SLGBTQ+ Law Students Association and the Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA) at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section are pleased to invite you to hear from Professor Angela Davis on Monday, March 7, 2022, from 9:30AM to 10:30AM to. Co-sponsored by The eQuality Project, the event titled “Re-examining Our Agency in Creating Change” will explore collective solidarity in relation to social justice movements, intersectionality, and the de-colonization of language in contemporary movements. It will also explore the ways in which legal actors n better advote alongside impacted communities instead of against them. For more details and to RSVP, please visit:

Angela Davis : ? Réexaminer notre pouvoir quant à la création de changement ?

L'Association des é 2SLGBTQ+ en droit OUTLaw et l'Association des é en droit (AéND) ont le plaisir de vous inviter à vous joindre à nous le lundi 7 mars 2022, de 9h30 à 10h30, pour écouter la professeure Angela Davis. Coparrainé par The eQuality Project, l’événement intitulé ? Réexaminer notre pouvoir quant à la création de changement ? explorera les thèmes de solidarité collective, de mouvements de justice sociale, d'intersectionnalité et de la décolonisation de la langue relative aux mouvements contemporains. Cet événement explorera également les moyens par lesquels les acteurs juridiques peuvent mieux travailler en tandem avec les communautés impliquées plut?t que contre elles. Pour plus de détails et pour vous inscrire, veuillez visiter :

February 22: #Tresdancing: A virtual film launch (French to follow)

#Tresdancing: A virtual film launch

February 22, 2022 | 11:30-13:00 ET 

Join the AI + Society Initiative, and The eQuality Project, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and the Human Rights Research and Edution Centre for a virtual screening of #tresdancing, a new short film on surveillance and algorithms in edutional technology, followed by a conversation with the team behind it! The event is free and open to all. RSVP at? event will be in English only.?

#Tresdancing: Un lancement virtuel 

22 février 2022 | 11 h 30 - 13 h 00?HE 

Rejoignez l’Initiative IA + Société et le Projet eQuality, en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche en droit, technologie et société et le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement sur les droits de la personne de l’Université d’Ottawa pour une projection virtuelle de #tresdancing, un nouveau film sur la surveillance et les algorithmes dans la technologie édutive, suivie d’une conversation avec l’équipe du film !  évènement public gratuit. RSVP à

Cet événement sera en anglais seulement.?? 

Fran?oise Vanhamme publie deux nouveaux articles

Professeure titulaire Fran?oise Vanhamme a récemment publié deux nouveaux articles dans le Revue interdisciplinaire d'études juridique et Criminocorpus.

La premiere, Mise en ordre socio-morale et qualifition pénale, est trouver dans le Revue interdisciplinaire d'études juridique et vise à reconstituer la cha?ne du traitement de l’information qui mène le juge correctionnel à qualifier l’événement dont il est saisi, dans une approche sociocognitive.

La deuxième, Wall Street à Hollywood : une perspective de criminologie culturelle visuelle,
peut être trouvé dans le journal Criminocorpus, où il prends une perspective de criminologie culturelle visuelle pour montrer ainsi comment le contenu de onze blockbusters hollywoodiens fa?onne une représentation de la transgression financière qui suggère un message socio-politiquement peu mobilisateur, et qui dès lors participe à la perpétuation de l’ordre social.

Full Professor Fran?oise Vanhamme recently published two new articles in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Legal Studies and Criminocorpus.

The first article, Socio-Moral Ordering and Criminal Characterization, is found in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Legal Studies, where it aims to reconstruct the information processing that leads the criminal (? correctional ?) court to characterize the event to be judged using a socio-cognitive approach

The second article, Wall Street in Hollywood: A Visual Cultural Criminology Perspective, is found in the journal Criminocorpus, where it takes a cultural criminology perspective to show how the content of eleven Hollywood blockbusters shapes a representation of financial transgression that suggests a socio-politilly unmobilizing message, and which therefore participates in the perpetuation of the social order.

Jon Frauley published a new article on fictional realities and criminology

Jon Frauley (Associate Professor) recently published a new article in the Journal of Theoretil & Philosophil Criminology. The article, titled “Fictional Realities and Criminology: Apprehending Social Reality Through Narrative Fiction,” aims to advance an appreciative critique of Rafe McGregor’s, A Criminology of Narrative Fiction, and to raise some general issues about the intersection of criminology and fiction that have not been adequately dealt with within criminology. The overall argument is that the value of narrative fiction for criminology lies with the allegoril and counter-factual role it might play.

Nov. 24: Reading group on decolonial approaches / 24 nov.: Groupe de lecture sur les approches décoloniales

The Research Collective on Migration and Racism (COMIR) is pleased to invite you to the next reading group around decolonial texts with Sylvia Tamale (2020), Afrofeminism and Decolonization.

The book will be available shortly online on the University of Ottawa Library website. Here is the permalink. Until then, a PDF version is available for a small donation through the publisher here.

 This event will be facilitated in English and French by Ma?ka Sondarjee (Assistant Professor, International Development and Global Studies) and participants are welcome to speak both languages. Our colleague David Moffette (Associate Professor) is among the organizers.

Date: Wednesday, November 24th from 11 :00am to 12:30pm

Zoom: Click here. (passcode: f1aGu4)

Le Collectif de recherche sur les migrations et le racisme (COMIR) a le plaisir de vous inviter à son premier ? fé classique? sur le thème des travaux décoloniaux avec: Sylvia Tamale (2020), Afrofeminism and Decolonization (livre en anglais seulement).

Le livre sera disponible sous peu sur le site de la bibliothèque de l'Université d'Ottawa. Voici le permalien. D’ici là, le livre est disponible en format PDF sur le site de la maison d’édition moyennant une contribution volontaire.

Le groupe de lecture se tiendra en anglais et en fran?ais, les participant·e·s pourront donc discuter dans la langue de leur choix. Il sera animé par Ma?ka Sondarjee (Professeure adjointe, Développement international et mondialisation). Notre collègue David Moffette (Professeur agrégé) est un des organisateurs.

Date: Mercredi 24 novembre de 11h00 à 12h30

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Prashan Ranasinghe publishes a new article on Nietzsche's chapter "On the Pale Criminal"

Prashan Ranasinghe (Associate Professor) recently published an article titled “The Pale Criminal, the Guilty Conscience, and the Constitution of Crime: Nietzsche Reading ‘Raskolnikov’.” The article, published in the journal Law & Literature, examines a chapter of Thus Spoke Zarathustra titled “On the Pale Criminal” that, the author argues, “is well situated to reveal insights about the meaning of crime”.

Reading this chapter against Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Ranasinghe argues that Nietzsche's chapter “reveals the way guilt (in the legal sense) and the guilty conscience (in the psychologil sense) precede thought and deed, and shows that crime is constituted not by thought and deed, but by an already present, ex ante, guilt which feeds the requisite culpability of crime, including the very birth of crime itself.” In essence, “guilt, this article contends, precedes crime, not the other way around.” (excerpts of the abstract)