Dr. Kate Puddister smiles for a portrait in an outdoor setting.
Dr. Kate Puddister

Dr. Kate Puddister, a criminal justice researcher in the College of Social and Applied Social Sciences, lent her thoughts to CBC News on why sentencing laws passed by the Stephen Harper government are being overturned.  

Puddister commented that the mandatory minimum sentences the Harper government imposed aligned with their tough-on-crime messaging. 

A professor in the Department of Political Science, Puddister researches law and politics, criminal justice and criminal justice policy.