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Banning offenders from changing names doesn’t make us safer

28 May 2024

British Columbia recently introduced a bill to ban people convicted of serious offences from legally changing their name in an effort to seek accountability.

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UC Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations Dr Lin Mussell and UC Criminal Justice PhD candidate Laura Johnstone, with Toronto Metropolitan University Criminology Assistant Professor Jessica Evans, explain why name change bans don’t improve public safety, in The Conversation. Read their article here


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