Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer & Detective Paul Rubner
Dr. D. Scharie Tavcer is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University. For the past 12 years, she has taught: Introduction to Criminology; Introduction to the Criminal Justice System; Crisis Intervention Strategies; Corrections; Qualitative Research Methods; and Women and the Criminal Justice System.
Prior to academia, Dr. Tavcer worked for the Correctional Services of Canada in various capacities with violent offenders. Today, her academic endeavours revolve around social justice issues from a community- based and feminist perspective. Such projects include poverty-related offending, prostitution & sex trafficking, and sexual victimisation & sexual offending, relationship violence, women offenders, and vicarious trauma.
Det. Paul Rubner has been a police officer in Calgary for 24 years, working in various areas in front-line policing, supervising as well as instructing. For the last seven years he has been in the Vice Unit, where he specializes in dealing with sexually exploited youth. Det. Rubner has presented on the PSECA legislation and domestic human trafficking to various groups, including law enforcement, crown prosecutors, social workers and academics, across various parts of Canada.