Elizabeth Comack

Elizabeth Comack, PhD, MA, Professor, University of Manitoba

From University of Manitoba page: “My research interests can be located within two areas: the sociology of law and feminist criminology. Over the past three decades I have written and researched on topics as diverse as: the origins of Canadian drug laws; the capital punishment debate; the legal recognition of the ‘Battered Woman Syndrome’;  the abuse histories of women in prison; violence, inequality, and the law; safety and security issues in Winnipeg’s inner-city communities; masculinity, violence, and prisoning; racialized policing; and Aboriginal street gangs.  My current research projects stem from my involvement in the Manitoba Research Alliance, a closely-knit group of academic researchers and community and government partners with extensive networks for research, community development and policy-related activities.”