D. Scharie Tavcer, PhD

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Office: EA3059
E-mail: stavcer@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6383


PhD: Max Planck Institute and the Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, Germany
MA: European Criminology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
BA: University of Alberta
Diploma: Law Enforcement & Security, Grant MacEwan College

Scholarly Interests:

Dr. Tavcer’s research interests include critical reflection of the criminal justice system that also includes application. Topics include sexual consent education, criminal law and its application, occupational stress injuries, and gendered violence.

Teaching Statement:

Dr. Tavcer’s teaching strives to ignite students’ interest in questioning, reflecting, and addressing the social justice issues within the criminal justice professions. Her teaching includes crisis intervention, vicarious trauma and other occupational stress injuries, gendered violence, criminal law and sentencing, offender reintegration, and the intersection of mental illness with the criminal justice system.

Selected Scholarly Activity:

Tavcer, D. S. (2024). Canadian criminal law and the Criminal Code: An introduction. Oxford University Press.

Barker, J., & Tavcer, D.S. (2022). Women in the criminal justice system: A Canadian perspective 3rd edition. Emond Publishing.

Tavcer, D.S., & Dobkins, V. (2022). Sexual violence policies and sexual consent education at Canadian post-secondary institutions. Routledge, Taylor & Francis.

Shankar, I., & Tavcer, D.S. (2021). “Good People with Good Intentions”: Deconstructing A Post-Secondary Institution’s Sexual Violence Policy Construction. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 195, 2-16.

Tavcer, D.S. (2020). The Consequences of Conviction for Incarcerated Women. CCJA Justice Report article issue 35.3

Selected Grants, Honours and Awards:

  • Funded for Exploring sexual consent education at Canadian universities various internal funders
  • 2020, Nominated for the Mount Royal Faculty Association Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2024, Nominated for the Research & Scholarship Excellence Award with the ORSCE

Link to Professional Website: http://www.scharietavcer.com