Amanda Champion

Amanda Champion is currently a PhD student at Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology. Her general research interests fall in the area of psychological theory applied to research questions in criminology and the mapping of pathways to suicidality and violence. More precisely, her interests in the MA program encompassed the intersection of crime, computer-mediated communication, technology, and sexuality.

She recently completed her MA thesis research on the negative impacts associated with technology-facilitated sexual violence (TFSV) and pathways to suicidality, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Frank. She explored key explanatory variables such as bullying, depression, and perceived burdensomeness and how these related to suicidality among victims of TFSV. From a policy perspective, these pathway model findings may inform suicide prevention programs specific for TFSV victims. A related research interest for Amanda within the area of computer-mediated communication and sexuality has been misogynist terrorism and pathways to radicalization and violent extremism. Amanda’s goal in the PhD program is to identify both the profile of motivations within an online subcultural sample and the potential level of threat these online communities pose to public safety.

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Relevant Publications:
Champion, A., Oswald, F., & Pedersen, C. (2021). Forcible, Substance-Facilitated, and Incapacitated Sexual Assault Among University Women: A Canadian Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence

Champion, A., & Frank, R. (2021). Exploring the “Radicalization Pipeline” on YouTube. In R. Corrado, G. Wössner, & A. Merari (Eds.), Terrorism Risk Assessment Instruments: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series. IOS Press.