Professor Benjamin Perrin

Major Publications

Report Card on the Criminal Justice System

Date: 2016
Publisher: Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy

Canada is suffering from a “justice deficit” – a large and growing gap between the aspirations of the criminal justice system and its actual performance. That’s the main conclusion from MLI’s inaugural Report Card on the Criminal Justice System. Following an extensive data-gathering effort, authors Benjamin Perrin and Richard Audas have rated the provincial and territorial justice systems according to public safety, support for victims, cost and resources, fairness and access, and efficiency.

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Modern Warfare: Armed Groups, Private Militaries, Humanitarian Organizations and the Law

Date: 2012 (Hardcover); 2013 (Paperback)
Publisher: UBC Press

Today's armed conflicts have outpaced the laws governing them, making this edited volume by Prof. Perrin an essential part of the contemporary debate on the future of international humanitarian law and the proliferation of non-state armed groups, private military and security companies, and humanitarian organizations.

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Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities

Date: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press (Taylor and Francis LLP)

This edited volume by Profs. John Winterdyk, Benjamin Perrin, and Philip Reichel is the first multi-disciplinary academic book on the global problem of human trafficking.

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Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World of Human Trafficking

Date: 2010 (Hardcover); 2011 (Paperback)
Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)

Prof. Perrin's first book was named one of the top books of the year by The Globe and Mail and has changed Canadian policies on human trafficking.

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News & Announcements

Prof. Perrin Op/Ed in The Globe and Mail
February 20, 2017

Prof. Perrin writes about the impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s “brash” new test for unreasonable delay in R. v. Jordan on victims of crime as his new book Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada (Thomson Reuters, 2017) is about to be released.

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Canadian Bar Association Law for the Future Fund Grant
January 5, 2017
Prof. Perrin is pleased to have been awarded a grant from the CBA Law for the Future Fund for a new project on criminal law and social media.

Research Assistant Position: Criminal Law & Social Media
December 22, 2016

Prof. Perrin will be hiring a UBC Law JD student for a research assistant position on his new project about crime and social media. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Jan. 11th at 4 pm by email.

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iPolitics: Supreme Court of Canada Rift Over "Judicial Activism"
December 22, 2016

Prof. Perrin writes in iPolitics about his 2016 Supreme Court of Canada Year in Review and growing divisions within the Court itself in relation to Parliament's policy-making role.

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The Supreme Court vs. Parliament
December 8, 2016
The third annual report by Prof. Perrin with the Macdonald Laurier Institute was released today, entitled "The Supreme Court vs. Parliament: Supreme Court of Canada 2016 Year in Review".
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Justice Delayed is Justice Denied
November 19, 2016
Prof. Perrin writes in today’s Globe and Mail about the ongoing impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Jordan in the wake of murder charges being stayed due to unreasonable delay.
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Report Card on Criminal Justice System
September 21, 2016

Prof. Perrin and Dr. Richard Audas released their inaugural report card on the criminal justice system with significant media coverage and interest from practitioners, who called it “groundbreaking” and “a breakthrough”.

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Creep Catchers Dangerous
September 11, 2016

Prof. Perrin comments on the dangers of online social media vigilante groups in the Vancouver Sun.

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