Myrna Dawson

Myrna Dawson is a Canada Research Chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice and Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph. Funded by the Canadian Foundation of Innovation, she established and serves as Director for the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence ( She is co-author of Woman Killing: Intimate Femicide in Ontario, 1991-1994 and Violence Against Women in Canada: Research and Policy Perspectives and recently published in Trauma Violence & Abuse, Child Abuse & Neglect, Current Sociology, and Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency. Her research focuses on social and legal responses to violence with particular emphasis on violence against women, femicide, intimate partner violence and homicide.