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- ItemGenuine concern or lip service: sexual violence policies in Canadian post-secondary institutions(2019) Friesen, Kelsey; Nelund, AmandaPost-secondary institutions are intended to be safe spaces where students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to experience and engage in critical thought and discussion. When critical thought and discussion occurs, it may raise awareness, give context, and challenge assumptions which have potential to shift the narrative around big issues. Although post-secondary institutions foster the intellectual growth of its members, they are also environments where its members face sexual violence. While sexual violence has always been present in these institutions, it is only more recently that sexual violence along with its impacts on victims received closer attention from media. This media attention resulted in a public pressure which demands post-secondary institutions to create and implement policies and educational programming that specifically addresses sexual violence. Other policies and processes, however, such as Student Codes of Conduct the criminal justice system, already designate forms of sexual violence as intolerable or illegal. Due to the massive public pressure and demand for policies which specifically address sexual violence and sexual violence only, it is crucial to examine how or if these policies add or contribute to the policy or legislative context in Canada. To examine these policies, this research investigates campus community members’ knowledge of and perceptions of sexual violence policies in the context of Canadian post-secondary institutions.
- ItemRestorative justice's applicability in the Alberta child welfare system(2021) Gagnon, Alexandra; Nelund, AmandaMany criticisms have been made about Child Services failing to protect children (Pennell & Burford, 2000). Alberta Child Services must address these criticisms to ensure that all individuals impacted by the harms receive the care and treatment they require. The paper argues that the principles of restorative justice would benefit Child Services in Alberta, and that these principles should be implemented within the Alberta Child Services System.
- ItemThe marginalised woman: thinking beyond victim/offender in restorative justice(2017) Nelund, AmandaRestorative justice (RJ) promises to be a better approach to justice for victims and offenders. In doing so, however, it relies on and reinforces identities that have been constructed by the traditional justice system. This paper examines the value of complicating the distinction between, and ultimately thinking beyond, the identities of Victim and Offender. The paper begins with a review of feminist scholarship to argue that RJ should not embrace the identity of Victim or Offender without consideration. The author provides a discursive analysis of community justice programmes in Winnipeg MB, Canada. Staff frame the women they work in ways that trouble the Offender/Victim dichotomy. The dominant subject they construct is the Marginalised Woman. Though the programmes work with criminalised women staff stress the women’s experiences of victimisation and marginalisation. This paper argues that much of the potential for RJ to provide something unique is in its refusal of Offender/Victim identities.