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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Robert Ame
Associate Professor
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

  • Comparative youth justice
  • Children’s rights
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Truth and reconciliation commissions
  • Transitional justice

Dan Antonowicz
Associate Professor

  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Psychology of crime
  • Road rage

Tony Christensen
Assistant Professor

  • Symbolic interactionism and social construction of crime

Erin Dej
Assistant Professor

  • Homelessness
  • Precariously housed
  • Criminalization of marginalized groups
  • Mental Health
  • Qualitative methodology

Ken Dowler
Associate Professor

  • Media and crime
  • Organized crime

Judy Eaton
Associate Professor, Psychology

  • Apology, forgiveness and restorative justice
  • Victims and criminal justice

Lauren Eisler
Inter-Faculty Associate Dean, Academic Development

  • Institutional control of disadvantage of youth
  • Constructions of youth culture as criminogenic
  • Theories of crime

Thomas Fleming

  • Theory
  • Law, media and crime
  • Homicide

Stacey Hannem
Associate Professor
Chair, Criminology

  • Stigma and marginality
  • Families and the criminal justice system
  • Sex work
  • Family violence
  • Canadian justice policy

Raymond Izarali
Associate Professor

  • International crime and justice
  • Terrorism and security
  • Globalization
  • Theories of human rights
  • The Caribbean

Nikolai Kovalev
Associate Professor

  • Comparative criminal justice
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure and rights
  • Jury trial

Debra Langan
Assistant Professor

  • Violence in intimate relations
  • Policing

Jennifer Lavoie
Assistant Professor

  • Mental health and justice
  • Stress, coping and violence
  • Quantitative research methods

James Popham
Assistant Professor

  • Theories of internet-based deviance and cybercrime
  • Community-based approaches to social justice
  • Criminological theory

Kim P. Roberts

  • Children’s eyewitness testimony
  • Children’s memory and learning

Carrie B. Sanders
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator, Criminology

  • Policing practices
  • Police cultures
  • Big data, crime and intelligence analysis
  • Pre-crime
  • Community mobilization
  • Public criminology
  • Qualitative methodologies

Andrew Welsh
Associate Dean, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

  • Media constructions of crime
  • Forensic mental health and justice
  • Aboriginal justice


Janet Wissink
Graduate Program Assistant

Contact Us:

Carrie Sanders, Graduate Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5870

Janet Wissink, Graduate Program Assistant

T: 519.756.8228 x5623
Office Location: GRH 121


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