Criminal Justice: Online Research

 Working with Sexually Abusive Individuals

This survey takes a step back to explore the reasoning behind choices made by those working in some capacity or another with sexually abusive individuals. Broadly, I want to investigate the basis of the decisions made by professionals and what factors may be influencing these choices. You are cordially invited to take part in this study.
To participate: Linked is a brief (5-7 min) survey for professionals working in some capacity with sexually abusive individuals (including research)
Contact: Loïc Welch, Maastricht University, Netherlands.


Offender Case Management

We are looking for participants to complete a survey on case management practices, which will take approximately 30 minutes of your time. In order to be eligible to participate in the current study, you must have experience working as a probation or parole officer, forensic/correctional mental health professional, or in another correctional case manager type role in a community-based criminal justice setting in the past 12 months, and have had an active caseload in the past 12 months.
To participate: After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to select whether or not you would like to have your name entered in a random prize draw for various online gift cards (e.g., Amazon, Indigo/Chapters, $20.00 CAD) available in North American stores and online. 
Contact: Cailey Gilmurray, University of New Brunswick

Policing Study

The purpose of this research project is to determine student perceptions of policing as a career. If you agree to voluntarily participate in this research, your participation will be very minimal – it will take place at your convenience on-line, and you will be asked to read a short message about policing and then answer a few questions about your impressions of the message. It should take you about 10 minutes to complete.
To participate: For your participation, you will be entered into a draw for $100. If you are interested, please e-mail the primary researcher at:
Contact: Rebecca Mugford, Carleton University

Experience Conducting Violence Risk Assessments

We are recruiting mental health professionals who have experience conducting violence risk assessments and who can read and write in English to participate in an on-line research project. The focus of the study is on the role of signature risk signs (i.e., early but reliable, unique, and invariant “signature” signals of impending relapse and elevation of risk).
To participate:
Contact: Kim Reeves, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services, University of British Columbia

Image Rating Survey

This survey asks participants to rate images of people on several questions (attractiveness, age, etc.). It takes 10-15 minutes to complete and will help inform the development of new methods to measure sexual interest.
To participate:
Contact: Caoilte Ó Ciardha, Trinity College


CJPS members now have the opportunity to post a link to their online research on our page. If you are interested please send a title of your study, a brief outline, and URL to Joseph Camilleri.