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James Walsh

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 511
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5876


Dr. James Walsh received his Master of Arts and PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining Ontario Tech University, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Richmond in Virginia, as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Science and Policy Forum.

Curriculum vitae


  • MA, Sociology University of California
  • PhD, Sociology University of California

Research and expertise

  • surveillance, security and social control
  • borders, mobility and migration
  • law and society
  • crime and media
  • surveillance
  • immigration policing and border security
  • media and criminal justice
  • criminology
  • data analysis
  • research methods
  • theories of crime
  • law and society
  • policing and punishment
  • terrorism
  • immigration, crime and justice
  • surveillance and security