Julie Poon

Julie Poon, University of Guelph

Julie Poon is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Guelph. Her research focuses on violence against women and intimate partner violence with a particular interest in examining female perpetrators. Her dissertation research examines how women who are court mandated to attend intimate partner violence intervention programs perceive their use of force in the situation for which they were charged in order to assess the degree to which such programs are able to address their lived experiences with violence. More recently, Julie was lead author on a study which was published in the journal Violence Against Women.This study, based on her MA research, examined factors affecting the likelihood of sole and dual charging of women in cases of intimate partner violence. Julie has served as a research assistant for a number of organizations including the Canadian Observatory on the Justice System Response to Intimate Partner Violence, Strategic Program Development and Program Support for the City of Toronto Employment and Social Services division, and the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence at the University of Guelph.