Robert Ame received an MA and PhD from the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, and BA (Cand. Mag.) in criminology and MPhil (Cand. Sociol.) in sociology from the University of Oslo, Norway. He also obtained BA (Hons) in Sociology with Psychology, from the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra.
His research interests in human rights include children’s rights, female ritual servitude, and truth and reconciliation Commissions. His work in criminology focuses on the youth justice system in Ghana, sociology of law, and restorative justice.
His current projects include assessment of Ghana’s juvenile justice system, a follow-up study of liberated trokosi women in Ghana and a human rights assessment of Ghana’s mental health law.
He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.
Ame has for the past several years assisted students interested in doing international internships with placements in Ghana. He was part of the team that won the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada Canadian International Development Agency-funded Students For Development project that enabled Laurier students do international internships in Ghana from 2011-2013. Contact him for more information.
He is willing to supervise students in the areas of children’s rights, youth justice, female ritual servitude and African studies.
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