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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Shahid Alvi, PhD

  • Hate crime
  • Social exclusion
  • Violence against immigrant women
  • Youth crime
  • Left realism
  • Technology and education
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Political Economy of Crime

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Liqun Cao, PhD

  • Comparative studies
  • Criminological theory
  • Gun ownership
  • Policing

Carla Cesaroni, PhD

  • Adjustment of individuals to incarceration
  • Role of punishment in the public sphere
  • Corrections/penology
  • Youth justice

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Wesley Crichlow, PhD

  • Black LGBTQ criminology reentry
  • Black gender and Caribbean masculinities
  • Critical equity and diversity studies
  • Critical race theory
  • #BlackLivesMatter race and criminal injustice
  • Anti-black racism and decolonization
  • Alternative criminal justice rehabilitation

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Karla Dhungana-Sainju, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Corrections and sentencing
  • Mass incarceration and correctional control
  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Gender and crime
  • Women’s imprisonment
  • Electronic monitoring of offenders
  • Traditional and cyber bullying
  • Prisoner re-entry
  • Policy evaluations

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Steven Downing, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Criminal and deviant subcultures
  • Sociological theories of crime
  • Theories of justice

Tyler Frederick.

Tyler Frederick, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Community experiences of people with psychiatric disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Street life and subsistence choices
  • The experiences of LGBTQ homeless young people
  • Youth crime
  • Youth homelessness

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Jordan Harel, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
  • Corporate crime
  • Financial crime
  • Organizational and occupational deviance/crime
  • White-collar crime

Steven Hayle, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor

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Ronald Hinch, PhD

Professor Emeritus
  • Policing of violent crime
  • Criminological theory
  • Food crime
  • Green criminology
  • Policing violent crime
  • Serial murder

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Olga Marques, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Sexuality, sex, and sexual deviance
  • pornography and Sex Work
  • Carceral Experiences
  • Indigenous criminology
  • Media representations of offenders and victims
  • Convict Criminology and Thug Criminology

Amir Mostaghim, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
  • Consumption
  • Drugs
  • Gender
  • Identity Development
  • Post-modern theory
  • Race
  • Youth Subculture

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Christopher O'Connor, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Youth crime, truancy, and school-to-work transitions
  • Auto theft, technology and crime
  • Citizen attitudes toward the police
  • Energy security, oil, crime and boomtowns
  • Citizenship and youth councils

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Barbara Perry, PhD

  • Hate Crime
  • Policing diversity
  • First Nations and justice
  • Incarceration
  • Race and justice
  • Sexualities and justice
  • Terrorism/extremism

Kanika Samuels Wortley

Kanika Samuels Wortley, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Race, racism and the criminal justice system
  • Critical race theory
  • Predictive AI technologies within criminal justice processes

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Hannah Scott, PhD

  • Homelessness
  • Victimology, victims of crime vulnerable populations
  • Homicide studies
  • Serial and mass murder
  • Gender differences in criminal behaviour
  • Evaluation research
  • Canadian drug courts and other diversion program evaluation

Phillip Shon, PhD

  • Parricide
  • Intrafamily homicide
  • Individual psychology and criminology

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Vivian Stamatopoulos, PhD

Associate Teaching Professor
  • Child and youth-based caregiving
  • young carers

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Arshia U. Zaidi, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Intimate partner violence survivors (IPV)
  • Issues of immigration, assimilation, acculturation
  • Race, gender, sexuality and family generational issues
  • Survivors of elderly abuse
  • Power of information communication technology/social media in IPV and immigrant youth
  • Methodological issues in the field (insider/outsider: community partnerships)

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James Walsh, PhD

Associate Professor
  • Surveillance, security and social control
  • Borders, mobility and migration
  • Policing
  • Law and society
  • Crime and media