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Cruises’ Bruises: Safety and Security and Cruises’ Hidden Risks

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12-1:30 p.m.

CL-1032

School of Social Work Research Presentation Series. This presentation reveals information not found in cruise vacation brochures and websites. Drawing on lawsuits brought by passengers/families, it illustrates how minors become victims of sexual assault, discusses risk factors associated with victimization, and describes how the absence of independent law
enforcement is a problem for a victim of a crime – including difficulties around prosecution of an offender and with cruise line liability. The presentation also discusses the problem of persons overboard and, based on analysis of a comprehensive dataset, provides insights and patterns. The industry’s systematic avoidance to install person overboard systems will be discussed in light of less than 20% of persons overboard being recovered alive. 

The presentation will interest academics and students concerned with sexual crimes and the complexity of issues of justice for victims when events occur on a cruise ship or in international waters. It also puts into perspective the phenomenon of persons overboard from cruise ships. More broadly it will interest anyone who has taken, plans to take, or is considering a cruise vacation.

Presenter:  Dr. Ross A Klein, Interim Dean in the School of Social Work

Registration: E-mail socialwork@mun.ca to register.

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Event Listing 2019-11-05 12:00:00 2019-11-05 13:30:00 America/St_Johns Cruises’ Bruises: Safety and Security and Cruises’ Hidden Risks School of Social Work Research Presentation Series. This presentation reveals information not found in cruise vacation brochures and websites. Drawing on lawsuits brought by passengers/families, it illustrates how minors become victims of sexual assault, discusses risk factors associated with victimization, and describes how the absence of independent law enforcement is a problem for a victim of a crime – including difficulties around prosecution of an offender and with cruise line liability. The presentation also discusses the problem of persons overboard and, based on analysis of a comprehensive dataset, provides insights and patterns. The industry’s systematic avoidance to install person overboard systems will be discussed in light of less than 20% of persons overboard being recovered alive.  The presentation will interest academics and students concerned with sexual crimes and the complexity of issues of justice for victims when events occur on a cruise ship or in international waters. It also puts into perspective the phenomenon of persons overboard from cruise ships. More broadly it will interest anyone who has taken, plans to take, or is considering a cruise vacation. Presenter:  Dr. Ross A Klein, Interim Dean in the School of Social Work Registration: E-mail socialwork@mun.ca to register. CL-1032 School of Social Work