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MA student Lucy Wang researching community collaboration on domestic violence

Lucy Wang is a second year MA student in the department of Sociology. Her research considers how Canadian policing agencies are collaborating with the community services in response to domestic violence. Specifically, she is conducting an exploratory case study of the Domestic Violence Collaborative Court Program (DVCCP) in Red Deer, Alberta, where the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the judicial system, as well as social and community services are working together to reduce incidences of domestic violence. Her research outlines some of the benefits, challenges and recommendations that are involved in these types of collaborative partnerships.

Lucy is also a research assistant for Dr. Tullio Caputo and Dr. Michael McIntyre from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Their research project examines the issue of police sustainability across Canada by focusing on six Canadian police agencies. Specifically, Lucy acts as a local correspondent with the Calgary Police Service on the project.

Aside from her research work, Lucy is the chair of the Sociology Graduate Student Caucus. She coordinates graduate caucus affairs and acts as a key liaison between the caucus and the department of Sociology. When she’s not working, Lucy spends her time doing outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding, and long distance running.