Professor Holly Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Her primary research interests include sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Holly was principal investigator of Statistics Canada's first national survey on violenceagainst women and is currently a coordinator of the International Violence Against Women Survey. Holly continues to be involved in many national and international networks aimed at preventing violence against women and improving criminal justice and societal responses to these crimes. Professor Myrna Dawson joined the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph in 2003. Widely published, her broad research interests include trends in and characteristics of lethal and non-lethal violence, with a particular focus on intimate partner violence as well associal and legal responses to violent victimization in Canadian society. Most recently she has established the Social and Legal Responses to Violence in Canada Research Unit at the University of Guelph.