Canadian Social Science Faculty Survey

Appendix B: Social Science Faculty Survey Questionnaire

Social Science Faculty Survey

It is my pleasure to invite you to take part in the Social Science Faculty Survey – a project being undertaken by the Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice Canada. Our goal is to build links between university researchers and the Department.

Although we carry out much of our research in-house, we also engage the services of the research community at large for special short-term and long-term research projects. We are finding that the range of issues that we must deal with in terms of justice-related policy and legislation is requiring an increasingly diverse pool of expertise. For example, at this time, in-house research projects are underway in the areas of family violence, restorative justice, youth justice, and cross-border crime, to name a few.

The purpose of this survey is to develop an inventory of experts in a wide variety of fields from which we can draw for social science research in support of the activities and programs of the Department.

All information will be treated in confidence, consistent with the Privacy Act and Access to Information Act. The Research and Statistics Division will not disclose any information it has collected or prepared without consent of the individual concerned, subject to subsection 8(2) of the Privacy Act. The final report will identify general justice related research interests and activities, and only a list of publications will include the names of the participants. All other information will be published in aggregated form only.

Please return completed questionnaires by May 31, 2000 to:

Department of Justice Canada
Research and Statistics Division
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H8

Thank you for your co-operation. I look forward to hearing from you.


Anna Paletta
Research Analyst

If you have any questions please phone me at (613) 941-4192, or contact me by e-mail at You can also write to me at the mail address given above.

Justice Related Teaching and Research Areas of Interest

1. Please indicate the primary areas in which you currently teach or conduct research.

Note: There is some overlap across categories; please review all of them before making your selections.

Aboriginal Peoples (Please include Aboriginal youth under Youth justice below.)

  • 011 Aboriginal community justice
  • 0112 Access to justice
  • 013 Contemporary outcomes for Aboriginal people in the broader Canadian society
  • 014 Historical perspectives
  • 015 Contemporary non-Aboriginal peoples’ perceptions of Aboriginal issues
  • 016 Residential school issues
  • 017 Treatment in the criminal justice system
  • 018 Self-determination (e.g., land claims, economics, language)
  • 019 Other, please specify

Alternative approaches to justice

  • 021 Community justice
  • 022 Community policing
  • 023 Dispute resolution
  • 024 Diversion
  • 025 Restorative justice
  • 029 Other, please specify


  • 031 Corrections
  • 032 Deviance and social control
  • 033 Forensic psychology
  • 034 Mental disorder and the law
  • 035 Policing
  • 036 Sentencing
  • 037 Theoretical criminology
  • 039 Other, please specify


  • 041 Gender issues
  • 042 Hate crime
  • 043 Immigration
  • 044 Multiculturalism
  • 045 Persons with disabilities
  • 046 Racism or race issues
  • 049 Other, please specify

Families in transition

  • 051 Adoption
  • 052 Child support
  • 053 Custody and access
  • 054 Divorce
  • 059 Other, please specify

Family violence

  • 061 Child abuse
  • 062 Elder abuse
  • 063 Spousal assault (include common-law and same sex couples)
  • 069 Other, please specify


  • 071 Civil law
  • 072 Criminal law
  • 073 Legislative amendments
  • 074 History of the law, or of crime and punishment
  • 075 Philosophy of law
  • 076 Capital punishment
  • 079 Other, please specify

Impaired driving

  • 081 Impaired driving

Large-scale crime

  • 091 Corporate crime
  • 092 Organized crime
  • 093 Terrorism
  • 094 Trafficking in people
  • 095 Transnational crime
  • 099 Other, please specify

New genetics and biotechnology

  • 101 Human genetic information issues
  • 102 Genetically altered foods
  • 103 Genetically modified organisms (excluding food)
  • 104 Reproductive technologies
  • 109 Other, please specify

New information technology/Internet

  • 111 Access to new information technology
  • 112 Commercial law issues (include intellectual property, e-commerce, international trade)
  • 113 Net crime and enforcement issues
  • 114 Information issues (e.g., control of privacy)
  • 119 Other, please specify

Sexual offences

  • 121 Child sexual abuse (include pornography and sex trade)
  • 122 Pornography (adult)
  • 123 Prostitution/sex trade workers (adult)
  • 124 Sex trade tourism (adult)
  • 125 Sexual assault (adult)
  • 129 Other, please specify

Socio-political issues

  • 131 Access to the justice system
  • 132 Corruption of public officials
  • 133 Firearms control
  • 134 Human rights law
  • 135 Legal aid
  • 136 Public opinion
  • 137 Same sex couples
  • 138 Social cohesion
  • 139 Other, please specify


  • 141 Advocacy; the rights of victims
  • 142 Restitution
  • 143 Victim impact statements
  • 144 Victims as witnesses
  • 145 Other victim involvement in the criminal justice system,
  • 149 Other, please specify

Youth justice: Areas of interest

  • 151 Alternatives to the formal justice process or to custody
  • 152 Custody and reintegration
  • 153 Etiology of behavioural problems and law breaking
  • 154 Legal rights and responsibilities
  • 155 Legislation and policy
  • 156 Mental disorder
  • 157 Sentencing
  • 158 Substance abuse
  • 159 Other, please specify

Youth justice: Socio-demographic characteristics of youth of interest

  • 161 Diversity, please specify
  • 162 Gender, please specify
  • 163 Socio-economic factors, please specify
  • 164 Other, please specify

Expertise in social science methodologies

  • 171 Evaluation
  • 172 Qualitative methodologies
  • 173 Quantitative methodologies
  • 179 Other, please specify


  • 181 Other areas of your work which could be relevant to justice or justice-related issues:
  • None of these areas is relevant to your teachingor research interests

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1. Please list your three most recent, representative publications

Student Activity

2. We are also interested in the work of future scholars. Please indicate the number of Ph.D. students you are currently supervising, their dissertation titles and years in which they expect to be completed.

201Number of Ph.D. students currently supervising

Name (Optional) Title of Dissertation or Area of Focus Expected Year of Completion

List of experts

3. Occasionally the Research and Statistics Division of the Department of Justice Canada requires the assistance of outside experts either through contracts or, from time to time, as visiting scholars. With this in mind, do you wish to be included in an inventory of outside experts?

  • 211 Yes: please attach your C.V.
  • 212 No

4. Have you ever been called upon as an expert witness in a court of law?

  • 221 Yes
  • 222 No


Faculty Information:

  • Name:
  • Phone Number:
  • E-mail address:
  • University:
  • Department:

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire!

Please return it by May 31, 2000

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