Professor, Department of Sociology, Queen's University, Ontario

Laureen's areas of interest include sociology of Law and corporate crime; feminism and the criminal justice system; social control, punishment; punitiveness and modernity.

My major research interests lie in the intersection between knowledge, punishment and law. I have applied this in several substantive areas, in studies examining the poisoned water disaster in Walkerton, Ontario, the reception of knowledge claims on corporate crime, and the constitution of the punishable woman.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, Queen's University


    Toronto University, B.A., M.A., Ph.D