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

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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Twitter Bots
August 29, 2016

Prof. Perrin writes in the Globe and Mail about how “Twitter bots” are used to attack political opponents and dissidents.

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Prof. Perrin Named Munk Senior Fellow
July 15, 2016

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy has named Professor Perrin its Munk Senior Fellow in Criminal Justice.

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Prof. Perrin now on Twitter
June 2016

Professor Perrin recently joined Twitter as part of a new project on social media and criminal law.
You can follow him @profbenperrin

Canada's Justice Deficit
May 5, 2016

Prof. Perrin has co-authored a paper published by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy on Canada's large and growing "justice deficit" - the gap between the aspirations of the criminal and civil justice systems and its actual performance.

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Report: Dissent from Within at Supreme Court
January 15, 2016

Prof. Perrin published a new report with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy examining the Supreme Court of Canada's top decisions of 2015.

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