Dr. Evelyn Zellerer
Ph.D. Criminology
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Physically Apart, Yet Still Together

Physically Apart, Yet Still Together

Although we must stay physically apart at this time, we are still interconnected. Now is a time to consciously engage with ourselves and with each other. We can be distant yet not disengaged.   Virtual Circles Uplifted by our Virtual Circles, one from...

Thank You All Essential Workers

Thank You All Essential Workers

We appreciate you, your work and dedication! You are not alone. We are all in this together.   Feel free to print and display our Thank You sign anywhere you'd like! Here's a digital PDF download:  Thank You Essential Workers Sign - (Download) You can also share...

Occupy: How do We bring about Change?

Occupy: How do We bring about Change?

My life’s work is about transformation; about getting from where we are to where we would like to be. The process or the means by which we bring about change is of utmost importance. I see two main paradigms in the world, and a movement with an opportunity. One...

Insite: Drug Injection Site gives Lessons in Politics & Law

Insite: Drug Injection Site gives Lessons in Politics & Law

I’m inspired when people have the courage to stand for what’s best for all humanity, especially when it means acknowledging societal outcasts or going against your group’s popular ideology. The Supreme Court of Canada and former Vancouver mayor Philip Owen did just...

Canada’s Omnibus Crime Bill and Restorative Justice

Canada’s Omnibus Crime Bill and Restorative Justice

Dear Canada, It’s time to get smart on crime and to create a more powerful vision of justice. I am concerned about the omnibus crime bill introduced by Canada’s conservative government. I spent a long time talking with national reporter Doug Quan and am thrilled to...

Murder, Death Penalty & Restorative Justice

Murder, Death Penalty & Restorative Justice

Pleas are being made to save Troy Davis’ life. He has been on death row in Georgia for the last 20 years; his execution is set for this Wed Sept 21. Troy claims he is innocent; there is no physical evidence tying him to the crime and most of the witnesses recanted or...

Security with Care, in Memory of Dr. Liz Elliott

Security with Care, in Memory of Dr. Liz Elliott

Death for me is a reminder to live. I am sad and reflective with the passing away of colleague and friend Liz Elliott on Sept 9th. I first met Liz in the early 90s as doctoral students at Simon Fraser University. She already had vast experience and went on to become a...

Riot Review recognizes Restorative Justice

Riot Review recognizes Restorative Justice

The report of the independent review of the Vancouver Stanley Cup riot was released by co-chairs John Furlong and Douglas Keefe on Sept 1st. (http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/vancouverriotreview) I commend Furlong and Keefe for including a section on justice and am thrilled...

Restorative justice would help Vancouver heal after riot

Published in Georgia Straight By Evelyn Zellerer, June 24, 2011 I, like so many others, was horrified by the Vancouver riot. I applaud the heroes who bravely stood up against those who were looting and assaulting that night and the volunteers who cleaned up our city...

Vancouver’s Hockey Bedlam – Justice after the riots

By Evelyn Zellerer Guest blogger for SafeGrowth I, like most others, was horrified by the Vancouver hockey riots last week. How should we respond? What is the healthiest way for us to move forward? It’s time cities like Vancouver used restorative justice to meet the...