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Published on Oct 9, 2007
Dr. Liz Elliott speaks about the three big lies gangs tell and compares them to the criminal justice system. Dr. Liz Elliott is a Co-Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology. She was a former social worker and has extensive field experience in the areas of community and prison justice. Her teaching and research interests included transformative justice, abolitionism, prison justice, prison education and writing, sociology of punishment, criminal justice ethics, and violence in Canadian society. Dr. Elliott was the original course instructor for CRIM 315 (Restorative Justice), and also taught courses in corrections and criminological theory.
Dr. Elliott was also a co-founder of the Mission Restorative Justice Coalition, and a board member of the West Coast Prison Justice Society. Liz received training in peacemaking circles, the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program, Transformative Justice Australia Conferencing and the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). She was a member of the Citizens' Advisory Committee to Mission Institution and an active AVP facilitator.