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1 DR. JOHN WINTERDYK, DIRECTOR Centre for Criminology and Justice Research Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB. DR. JOHN WINTERDYK, DIRECTOR Centre for Criminology and Justice Research Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB. The Centre for Criminology and Justice Research (CCJR):

2 The Evolution of the CCJR CCJR Objectives CCJR Supported Projects Project Themes Ongoing and Completed Projects Future Direction of CCJR Contact Information

3 Successful Proposal: Putting Justice Back in Our Court Operating Grant Commencement of CCJR operations: January 2010 Official CCJR launch: June 2010

4 CCJR Objectives Include: Promoting collaboration among faculty, students, industry experts and community members Establishing partnerships with related criminal justice agencies and provide independent services to help direct policy through informed research outcomes Supporting and generating evidence- based research initiatives to prevent and/or reduce crime by addressing crime risk and protective factors

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6 PROJECT THEMES Crime prevention and protection research attentive to: age, gender, and ethnicity Methodological contributions Theoretical implications Substantive areas: parenting programs and practices resiliency and asset building among at-risk youth dating, domestic, and other intimate forms of violence Value: $9,000 to $59,000 June 10 – March 11 - xx completed xx pending

7 Factors Affecting Womens Mental Illness After Intimate Forms of Violence Examined The relative impact of selected risk and resilience factors facing women who experience intimate partner violence and sexual assault Design Systematic literature review Outcomes Prior trauma is a recurring issue in mental illness consequences; no clear differences between those victimized by partners vs. non partners in terms of violence; sexual aggression results in greater consequences than does physical violence; support from family and friends yields lower levels of mental illness-related symptoms

8 Giving Children a Voice Examined The gaps in, and barriers to, services in the child protection and custody systems for children aged 12 and under involved in high conflict custody cases. Design Interviews Outcomes Several needs were determined, including: communication among court systems, early intervention, formal resources for families and professionals, parental and professional education and information

9 Reducing Dating Violence and Its Impact on Post-Secondary Students (Phase I) Examined The development, implementation, and evaluation of a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program for post-secondary students Design Phase I of pilot project involved: recruitment and training of peer facilitators, adaptation/development of curriculum for post- secondary population, development of evaluation measures, partner establishment Outcomes All deliverables met – Phase II to involve data collection and analysis

10 Evaluating the Effects of an Asset Building Program for Young Offenders Examines The experience and impact of a 6-week psycho-educational program provided to adolescents held in custody Design Quasi-experimental, comparative; mixed methodologies Anticipated Outcomes Youth participating in the intervention program will demonstrate increased recognition of positive personal identities, develop competent social skills and experience positive social values

11 Youth Risk and Resilience: Exploring Community Stakeholders Perspectives Examines Youth crime, risk, and resilience from the perspectives of key community stakeholders in AB and Sask. Design Comparative; interviews and focus groups Anticipated Outcomes Increased contextual, social, and cultural understanding of barriers and processes involved in reducing risk and enhancing resilience among youth

12 Preventing and Reducing Crime in Ethnocultural Communities Examines Criminological risk and protective factors specific to ethnocultural communities Design In-depth literature review, focus groups Anticipated Outcomes Identification, development, and recommendation of effective strategies to prevent and reduce crime in ethnocultural communities

13 Domestic Violence: Primary Prevention Initiative Examines The scope, profile, and risk and protective factors associated with domestic violence in Calgary, with a particular focus on Filipino communities Design Meta-analysis, interviews Anticipated Outcomes Developed understanding about the scope and prevalence of domestic violence and public attitudes about it; identification of prevention initiatives; enriched public policy analysis; development of a compendium of local services

14 Demographic Trends and Crime in the Province of Alberta Examines Population projections for Alberta over the next 5 to 10 years in terms of the implications of population change on crime in the future Design Standard demographic procedures based upon age-structure projections, available age-specific crime rates, and assumptions that age-specific rates are static Anticipated Outcomes Descriptions of Alberta subpopulation crime forecasts in age and sex specific rates

15 Building Safe Communities From the Start: The Feasibility of Measuring Outcomes of Parenting Programs to Support Families of Young Children Examines The measurement properties (e.g., the reliability and validity) of the UpStart Parent Survey Design Mixed methodologies Anticipated Outcomes Evidence of the effectiveness of prevention-focused parenting programs (captured in brief, reliable and valid measurement tools) will reduce respondent completion burden and will provide accurate understanding of program impact

16 Stepping Up: Reducing Dating Violence and Its Impact on Post-Secondary Students (Phase II) Examines The development, implementation, and evaluation of a peer facilitated dating violence prevention program for post-secondary students Design Mixed methodologies Anticipated Outcomes Knowledge, attitudinal, behavioral changes; measures of program satisfaction (participants, facilitators, and providers)

17 SROIs Provincial hub Network Applied Crime prevention and victim Collaborate nationally and internationally… several projects underway RAs

18 VISIT OUR WEBPAGE: mtroyal.ca/ccjr (downloadable brochure at our homepage) THE CCJR: CONTACT THE DIRECTOR: Dr. John Winterdyk


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