Honours students successfully defend theses with remarkable research
By Adriana González Braniff
Congratulations to this year’s (2022) honours students!
Coming up with a unique research topic and collecting solid data is not an easy task. However, the SFU Criminology 2022 honours students made the challenge look simple, with impressive presentations demonstrating quality research.
The group of 17 students presented their completed theses virtually to classmates, faculty, and staff this past April 12-14. Each student had 20 minutes to present the purpose of their research, the methodology used, and the implications of the results. The audience also had the opportunity to ask questions and give suggestions at the end.
All presentations were extremely interesting, highlighting current matters relevant to the community.
Topics included: crime among Indigenous Peoples, Black perceptions and experiences of justice in Canada, race and policing on TV, sexual homicide, terrorist narratives, radicalization in the COVID-19 era, systemic racism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System, the effects of wrongful convictions, immigration detention practices, the overdose crisis in British Columbia, academic dishonesty, the effect of mental illnesses on youth sentencing outcomes, and the portrayal of missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys in the media.
Upon graduating in Summer 2022, the students all have exciting plans: graduate school, law school, and promising career paths.
SFU Criminology congragulates each student for this accomplishment and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.