Joe Hermer

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Associate Professor
Department Chair
(416) 287-7304


Ph.D. Oxford University

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.

Teaching Interests: 

  • Deviance and Normality I
  • Deviance and Normality II