Crim students and prof present at UN Commission on Status of Women

Criminal justice students had the chance to share their research on the global stage recently.

Amanda McCormick, director of the UFV School Criminology and Criminal Justice, travelled to New York with BA Criminal Justice student Lauren Kempers and MA Criminal Justice student Caleigh West to present at the United Nations 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Amanda and the students presented their research project on increasing women’s access to civil protective orders in domestic violence. They gained valuable feedback from the event organizers, the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) and the Women’s United Nations Resource Network. Subsequently they were also invited to attend and present at the IPES session in Belgrade in summer 2019.

During their trip, they also met with a colleague from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice who gave them a tour of the campus and the opportunity to present in a master’s class as guest lecturers on the Canadian criminal justice system, which generated a lot of interest and discussion.

Additionally, four UFV graduate students and one undergraduate student went to the recent Western Society of Criminology conference in Honolulu where they delivered presentations.

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