Professor Benjamin Perrin

Major Publications

Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada 

Date: 2017
Publisher: Thomson Reuters

How victims of crime are treated by the justice system has emerged as a major societal issue, spurring legislative reforms, public inquiries, complaints against judges and public debate.

Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada is an invaluable peer-reviewed resource for judges, Crown prosecutors, defence counsel, police, victim services professionals, policy-makers and scholars. In this timely book, one of the architects of the new federal Victims Bill of Rights Act examines the growing body of legislation and case law related to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice, corrections and youth criminal justice systems and under provincial and territorial laws. In addition to providing a comprehensive legal account of victim law, legislative and policy recommendations are made to enhance the responsiveness of the justice system to victims.

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If you work directly with victims, please email Prof. Perrin for a discounted order.

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

Summer Research Assistant Position
March 22, 2017

Prof. Perrin is hiring a UBC JD student for a full-time summer research assistant on his new crime and social media project. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 31st at 4 pm by email.

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CBC Radio Coverage of Victim Law
March 17, 2017

Prof. Perrin was interviewed province-wide with CBC Radio on BC Almanac and took calls from listeners.

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Prof. Perrin Comments on Amanda Todd Case
March 16, 2017

Prof. Perrin spoke with CBC Radio’s On the Coast about the conviction in the Netherlands of Amanda Todd’s alleged abuser in an unrelated case and his pending extradition to Canada. The broader challenges of criminal law enforcement online was also covered.

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Globe & Mail Editorial on Victim Law
March 13, 2017

Prof. Perrin’s editorial on his new book Victim Law appeared in the Globe and Mail. The book launched the same day as Justice Robin Camp’s resignation from the Federal Court was effective for his inappropriate conduct during a sexual assault trial.

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Victim Law National Book Tour
March 10, 2017

Prof. Perrin is launching a national campaign to improve the justice system for victims of crime as part of a book tour for Victim Law: The Law of Victims of Crime in Canada. Events are taking place in seven cities across Canada this month.

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New Book by Prof. Perrin - Victim Law - Published
February 15, 2017

Prof. Perrin’s latest book has been published by Thomson Carswell. It is an invaluable peer-reviewed resource for judges, Crown prosecutors, defence counsel, police, victim services professionals, policy-makers and scholars.

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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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