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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
September 3, 2015

Canadian Excellence

Dr. Tony Christensen

Assistant Professor, Criminology

Contact Information
Email: achristensen@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5918

Office Location: GRH 125

Academic Background

B.A., Sociology, University of Lethbridge (2000)

M.A., Sociology, McMaster University (2003)

Ph.D., Sociology, McMaster University (2010)

Additional Information

Research Interests

My primary academic interests are in social constructionist and symbolic interactionist theory. I'm particularly interested in how different groups go about convincing the public to view certain acts as criminal or problematic. My research focuses on how scientific rhetoric (which is not always the same thing as scientific evidence) and expert knowledge are used by various groups to build narratives about crime and social problems.