Job offer: Research Assistant – Urban Safety

The ICPC is looking to hire a Research Assistant – Urban Safety. Their tasks will include supporting the project manager in identifying and reviewing scientific literature, grey literature, reports, working papers, and strategic plans, reviewing, analyzing, and describing news and events related to urban safety and crime prevention, designing and implementing the consultation and citizen participation projects related to urban safety and the prevention of violence and crime, develop innovative practices in urban safety and processes of participation and multi-stakeholder co-construction and develop the knowledge base of practices, tools and strategies for members of the ICPC and its partners. They will be expected to collaborate in the collection and analysis of data, participate in the writing of reports and studies, and participate in the organization of conferences, international seminars, and other events.

The deadline to apply is May 31, 2022.

To see the full job offer: Research Assistant – Urban Safety

A new ICPC intern

In January 2022, the ICPC welcomed a new employee to the team: Eva Croci.

Eva, Research Assistant Intern, is currently doing her master’s in international public policy at Sherbrooke University. As part of her studies, she is doing a supervised project on Western far-right terrorism with the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism, an ICPC partner. She gained experience as a research assistant at Sherbrooke University where she worked on issues related to terrorism and cybercrime. As part of her internship, she will work especially on projects with a focus on the prevention of the glorification of firearms on social media.

A new intern at the ICPC

In early January, the ICPC welcomed a new member to its team: Mavrick Langlois.

Mavrick, Research Assistant Intern, is currently in his third and last year of a bachelor’s degree in Criminology at the Université de Montréal, Analysis profile. He has experience as a research assistant from the International Centre for Comparative Criminology and also works part time as a case management assistant at the Société de criminology du Québec. As part of his internship, he will work on violence prevention in a school environment. Welcome Mavrick!

Publication by an ICPC partner

The UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism (UNESCO-PREV Chair), Sherbrooke University, partner of the ICPC, published this month an international exploratory study called “Améliorer l’évaluation en prévention de l’extrémisme violent, c’est l’affaire de tous !” (Improving evaluation in violent extremism prevention is everyone’s business!). This study aims to document the experiences, challenges, and learning of researchers and field workers who evaluated radicalization and violent extremism practices and programs in various western countries. It is based on semi-structured interviews of such researchers and field workers done by the ICPC and the UNESCO-PREV Chair in North America and Europe in early 2020.

Read the study (in French): Améliorer l’évaluation en prévention de l’extrémisme violent, c’est l’affaire de tous !

A new employee joins the ICPC

This month, the ICPC welcomed a new employee: Janny Montinat.

Janny, Research Assistant, has a master’s in international law and politics from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Through working on many projects, she has gained experience in multilateral cooperation, digital rights, and personal data protection in Africa. Moreover, she is particularly interested in citizen engagement, public policy analysis, and issues related to human mobility. Welcome to the team!

New ICPC publications

The ICPC recently published several reports tackling violence committed and suffered by the youth of Montreal. Specifically, three reports are now available:

1) Problem-Services Arrangement Analysis Report on the Prevention of Violence Committed and Suffered by Young Users of François-Perrault Park in the Saint-Michel Neighbourhood

The Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough of Montreal mandated the ICPC to analyze the identified causes and existing protective factors around violence committed and suffered by the young users of the François-Perrault park. The objective of this report is to present and analyze issues relating to this type of violence and how to prevent it.

2) Report on Violence Committed and Suffered by the Youth of Montreal

This ICPC report, mandated by the city of Montreal as part of the Urban Safety Laboratory’s activities, presents an overview of urban safety with respect to violence committed and suffered by youth throughout the island of Montreal.

3) Report on Violence Committed and Suffered by Youth in the Montreal-North Borrough

The Montreal-North borough mandated the ICPC and a team of sociology experts, Mariam Hassaoui from Université TÉLUQ and Victor Armony from UQAM, to do an urban safety audit of violence committed and suffered by youth of 12 to 25 years of age in Montreal-North including a detailed portrait (ADS+ and place-based approach) of the environment (physical, socio-economic, and social-health) in which they evolve, of the crime and violence committed and suffered by this youth, and of the available resources in the area.

See a full list of the thematic reports published by the ICPC

These reports are only available in French.

The ICPC takes part in a forum on violence prevention in youth

On December 7th, the ICPC took part in the first day of the forum Montréal sécuritaire pour les jeunes : dialogue sur l’intervention en prévention de la violence (Montreal Safe for Youth: Dialogue on violence prevention and intervention) to present an overview of the chapters and highlights of the “Rapport sur la violence commise et subie chez les jeunes de Montréal” (Report on Violence Committed and Suffered by the Youth of Montreal), a recent publication by the ICPC. This meeting of community and institutional partners involved in prevention aimed to:

  • Create a common understanding of the violence phenomenon;
  • Discuss youth resilience in a context in which the feeling of safety is important;
  • Take stock of the most recent data on risk factors of violence in Montreal;
  • Highlight the best prevention initiatives;
  • Foster collaboration and the development of an integrated vision among stake holders in violence prevention in youth;
  • Work together around specific issues in violence prevention and fuel the municipal conversation on urban safety;
  • Counter the phenomenon of committed and suffered violence.

The meeting was organized by the Montreal Service de la diversité et de l’inclusion sociale (Service for Social Diversity and Inclusion – SDIS) in collaboration with the Réseau d’échange et de soutien aux actions locales (Network for exchange and local action support – RESAL), of which the ICPC is a coordinating member, and the Institut du nouveau nonde (New World Institute – INM).

The other presentations of the forum included panelists from the Service de police de la ville de Montréal (Montreal Police Department – SPVM), L’Anonyme, and the Institut universitaire Jeunes en difficulté (At Risk Youth University Institute – IUJD) of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Integrated University Center for Social Services of the South Center of the Island of Montreal – CIUSSS), ICPC partners.

A new employee joins the ICPC Team

In early December, the ICPC welcomed a new employee: Claude Pilon.

Claude, Analyst, has a master’s in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is experienced in governance-related research. She is particularly interested in issues linking gender and citizen involvement, in critical theories and approaches to development, and in collective and urban resilience.

Job offer: Research assistant

The ICPC is looking to hire a Research assistant. Their tasks will include supporting the project manager in identifying and reviewing scientific literature, grey literature, reports, working papers, and strategic plans, reviewing, analyzing, and describing news and events related to the prevention of crime and radicalization leading to violence, and assisting in the development of the ICPC’s knowledge base. They will be expected to collaborate in the collection and analysis of data, participate in the writing of reports and studies, and participate in the organization of conferences, international seminars, and other events.

The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2021. Applications closed.

New employees join ICPC team

At the beginning of July, we welcomed two new employees to the ICPC: Melissa Champagne and Sonia Ouimet.

Melissa, research assistant, holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology, intervention profile, from the Université de Montréal and is currently completing a master’s in criminology in criminological analysis. She is doing her master’s project on the effects of the pandemic on police interrogation results.

Sonia, research assistant intern, is doing a master’s with thesis in criminology at the Université de Montréal. She has worked in halfway houses with people with criminal records and with the Montreal CAVAC team working on sexual exploitation.

They will mainly be working on a criminality report for the city of Montreal and on supporting the ICPC’s technical assistance projects. Welcome!