Select publications


2022. Changing of the Guards: Private Influences, Privatization, and Criminal Justice in Canada. UBC Press. (with K. Walby, D. Silva)

2021. Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design. Routledge. (with K. Walby)

Journal articles

2023. Access to information research in the digital era. Canadian Public Administration. (with J. Duncan)

2022. Algorithmic thinking in the public interest: navigating technical, legal, and ethical hurdles to web scraping in the social sciences. Quality & Quantity, 56(3), 1023-1044. (with K. Dick, K. Walby)

2022. Jumpstarting the justice disciplines: A computational-qualitative approach to collecting and analyzing text and image data in criminology and criminal justice studies. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 33(2), 151-171. (with J. Duncan, K. Walby)

2022. Evidence of High Policing Pluralization in Canada. Pp. 221-250 in Changing of the Guards: Private Influences, Privatization, and Criminal Justice in Canada. UBC Press.

2021. Race, cannabis and the Canadian war on drugs: An examination of cannabis arrest data by race in five cities. International Journal of Drug Policy, 91. (with A. Owusu-Bempah)

2018. Deception declassified: The social organisation of cover storying in a secret intelligence operation. Sociology, 52(2), 400-415.

2018. The police foundation’s rise: Implications of public policing’s dark money. The British Journal of Criminology, 58(4), 824-844. (with K. Walby, R.K. Lippert)

2017. Hannah Arendt and the art of secrecy; or, the fog of Cobra Mist. International Political Sociology, 11(1), 5-20. (with W. Walters)

2017. Criteria for quality in qualitative research and use of freedom of information requests in the social sciences. Qualitative research, 17(5), 537-553. (with K. Walby)

2017. Gift-giving, disreputable exchange, and the management of donations in a police department. Social Forces, 96(2), 507-528. (with D. Fridman)

2017. Brokering access beyond the border and in the wild: Comparing freedom of information law and policy in Canada and the United States. Law & Policy, 39(3), 259-279. (with K. Walby, R.K. Lippert)

2015. High policing and access to information. Police Practice and Research, 16(6), 485-498. (with K. Walby)