About

This site presents critical perspectives on social justice issues in Canada, especially those relating to criminal justice and inequality.

Anita GraceCritical Social Justice is produced by Anita Grace, a writer and researcher in Ottawa, Canada who is committed to social justice and informed, effective responses to inequality and injustice. I am a PhD candidate in the Law and Legal Studies Department at Carleton University. My research interests include criminal justice and poverty.

Active in my community, I am a member of Crime Prevention Ottawa‘s Community Forum, the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, and the Ottawa Restorative Justice Network. I also volunteer with several community organizations working toward poverty reduction and community mobilization.

If you have any comments or suggestions for this blog, or would like to contact me, please email me at grace.anita (at) gmail.com.

Selected publication list:

Organized Urban Violence: An Examination of the Threat of Organized Armed Groups to Urban Environments
Master’s Thesis, St. Paul University / University of Ottawa, May 2011
This research contributes to the assessment of urban violence by developing a category of urban violence, namely organized urban violence, defined as that which is generated by urban non-state organized armed groups who exert territorial and social control in urban areas.

Religion, Violent Conflict, and Peacebuilding
Peacebuild, February 2008
Drawing on consultations with experts, this report addresses the role of religion regarding both conflict and peacebuilding, and the need of engagement of religious actors like conservative religious groups in peacebuilding efforts.

Bridging the Digital Divide, one keystroke at a time
The Ottawa Citizen, Feb 2004

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