Academic Works

Publications

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am in the unique position of straddling both academic and commercial markets that have traditionally been at odds in terms of readership. My academic works (textbooks, anthologies, encyclopedias, peer-reviewed journal articles, etc.) and commercial works (books, book reviews, blogs, essays, editorials, etc.) all generally stem from the same material, but serve different audiences and purposes.

Introduction to Forensic Writing. Co-author: Justice K.A. Gorman. Toronto: Carswell (2014)

Murder City: The Untold History of Canada’s Capital of Serial Homicide, 1959-84. Victoria: FriesenPress (2015)

Healthcare Writing: A Practical Guide to Professional Success. Co-author: Dr. J. Johnston. Calgary: Broadview Press (2015)

Gothic Forensics: Criminal Investigative Procedure & Evidence in Victorian Horror & Mystery. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan (2016)

The Criminal Humanities: An Introduction. New York: Peter Lang Publishing (2016)

Practical Criminology. Toronto: Nelson Education (2018)

“Crime in America: 1921-1940.” In: The Social History of Crime & Punishment in America, 5th Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2012)

“Corporate Criminal Liability.” In: The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2013)

“Workplace Deaths.” In: The Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime, 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2013)

“Watergate.” In: The Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2014)

“Fantasy & Imagination.” In: The Encyclopedia of Lying & Deception. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications (2014)

“eMemoriam: Digital Necrologies, Virtual Remembrance, & the Problem of Permanence.” In: Digital Death: Mortality & Beyond in the Online Age. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger (2014)

“Cybercrime & Cyberdeviance.” In: Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, 8th Edition. Toronto: Nelson (2014)

“‘Grab Some Wall': A Man in Uniform, Metropolitan Toronto, & the Fog of the Street.” In: Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films & Society. Winnipeg: Fernwood Press (2015)

“Necrophilia & Digital Media.” In: Necrophilia: A Global Anthology. San Diego: Cognella Press (2015)

“Necrophilia in English Literature, Poetry, & Prose.” In: Necrophilia: A Global Anthology. San Diego: Cognella Press (2015)

“Cold Case Homicides: Challenges & Opportunities.” In: Homicide: A Forensic Psychology Casebook. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press (2016)

“Toward a Cybervictimology: Cyberbullying, Routine Activities Theory, & the Anti-Sociality of Social Media.” (2015) The Canadian Journal of Communication.

“The Monster of Seymour Avenue: Internet Crime News & Gothic Reportage in the Case of Ariel Castro.” (2015) Semiotica.

“Money. Armed. Quietly: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Institutional Holdup Notes.” (2016) Semiotica – forthcoming/in press

“Syntax & Cyberbullying: A Linguistic & Lexical Etiology of Offending.” In development.

“Mortuary Archaeology & Dumpsite Characteristics: A Case Study of Homicide Water Burials in Rural Canada.” Co-author: R. Willmon. In development.

“Out of Exile: The Recusal of the Chicago Police Department from American Crime Fiction, 1960-2010.” The Canadian Review of American Studies. Vol. 43(1). 388-410 (2013)

“Media Forensics & Fragmentary Evidence: Locard’s Exchange Principle in the Era of New Media.” The Canadian Journal of Media Studies. Vol. 11(1). 2-27 (2013)

“TVPD: The Generational Diegetics of the Police Procedural and the Automation of American Law Enforcement.” The Canadian Review of American Studies. Vol. 41(1). 55-75 (2011)

“Vulnerable Position Screening: HR Due Diligence or Police-Corporate Collusion?” The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture, & Change Management. Vol. 20 (9). (2011)

“Hegemonic Shorthand: Technology & Metonymy in Modern Policing.” TheCommunication Review. Vol. 11 (1). 76-97 (2008)

“Wikisurveillance: A Genealogy of Cooperative Watching in the West.” The Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. Vol. 28 (1). 37-47 (2008)

“The Aesthetic Calculus: Sex Appeal, Circuitry, and Invisibility.” The Bulletin of Science, Technology, and Society. Vol. 27(1). 37-47 (2007)

Making It Like a Man, by Christine Ramsay (Ed.) WLU Press, 2011. In: The Canadian Journalism Project. (2012)

David’s War: The Boys of Gananoque in WWI, by Mary Thomas (Epic Press, 2007). In: Canadian Military History, Book Review Supplement. Vol. 19 (2007)

“Mean Girls to Mass Sociogenic Illnesses: A Criminal Ecology of Female Adolescents.” In: Beyond Five Paragraphs: Advanced Essay Writing Skills. Toronto: McGraw-Hill-Pearson (2015)

“Policing 2.0: The Necessity of Police-Academic Partnerships in a Knowledge-Based Economy.” RCMP National Gazette. Vol. 74(4). (2012)

“Unsolved Murders Remind Us of Community Obligations.” Sun Media Corporation; London Free Press, et al. (2012)