Joe Hermer

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Telephone number
(416) 287-7304
Building HL 478
On leave


Ph.D. Oxford University

Teaching Interests

  • Deviance and Normality I
  • Deviance and Normality II

Research Interests

  • Law and Criminology
  • Homelessness, Crime Victimization and the Criminal Justice System


  • 2010 "Welfare Fraud: The Construction of Social Assistance as Crime" (with Janet mosher) in Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization. Pages 17-53. UBC Press: British Colombia.
  • Hermer, J. "Policing Compassion: Begging, Law and Power in Public Spaces". forthcoming. Hart: Oxford. 195 pages.
  • 2005 "Policing in Canada in the Twenty-first century: Directions for Law Reform" in Re-Imagining Policing in Canada. edited by Dennis Cooley. Joe Hermer, Michael Kempa, Clifford Shearing, Philip Stenning, Jennifer Wood. P. 1-91.
  • 2006 "Justice and Injustice: Homelessness, Crime Victimization and the Criminal Justice System". Centre for Urban and Community Studies. Research Paper 207. University of Toronto. Sylvia Novak, Joe Hermer, Emily Paradis, Amber Kellen. 190 pages.