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Tyler Frederick

Assistant Professor

Criminology and Justice

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 304
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 5881


Dr. Tyler Frederick earned his PhD in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto, with a focus on crime and deviance and gender. He did his postdoctoral work at the Toronto Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Curriculum vitae


  • PhD, Sociology University of Toronto

Research and expertise

Research interests:

  • 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

Research supervision areas:

  • homelessness
  • youth crime
  • mental health
  • qualitative research methods

Current and future research areas include:

  • The role of identity and social space in shaping subsistence decision-making among homeless young people (including crime).
  • The transition away from homelessness for youth.
  • Access to mental health services among homeless young people.
  • The community experiences of people with psychiatric disabilities living in urban and rural contexts.