Faculty & Staff » Dr. Richard Jochelson

Richard Jochelson is a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and holds his PhD in law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, a Masters in Law from University of Toronto Law School, and a Law Degree from University of Calgary Law School (Gold Medal).  He is a former law clerk who served his articling year at the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen’s Bench, before working at one of Canada’s largest law firms. He worked for ten years teaching criminal and constitutional law at another Canadian university prior to joining Robson Hall.

He has published peer-reviewed articles dealing with obscenity, indecency, judicial activism, police powers, criminal justice pedagogy and curriculum development, empiricism in criminal law, and conceptions of judicial and jury reasoning. He is a member of the Bar of Manitoba and has co-authored and co-edited several books.  He has recently co-authored Criminal Law and Precrime: Legal Studies in Canadian Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of Criminal Guilt (2018, Routledge).

My research interests include regulation of sexuality and other expression, socio-legal governance of harm and precaution, policing and police powers, surveillance and security in legal decision-making, the criminal and constitutional jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada, jury law, disability and the criminal law, and empirical analyses of legal decision makers.

I am one of the co-founders of the legal blog Robsoncrim.com. As part of our commitment to education at Robson Hall and to legal education outside of the ivory tower,http://www.robsoncrim.com/ provides reflections on current issues in criminal law through its Blawg program, through special events, and through its annual peer reviewed journal (a special edition of the Manitoba Law Journal). With collaborators spanning Edinburgh through to Madison, Wisconsin, over 50000 views, an active Facebook and Twitter presence, and recognition from the http://www.clawbies.ca/ awards, Robsoncrim is poised for a bright future.

For a sample of some of my articles see: http://uwinnipeg.academia.edu/RichardJochelson

Richard Jochelson Scholarship

Refereed Books and Edited Collections/Volumes/Journal Editions (all refereed); * indicates SSHRC Funded

1 Sexual Regulation and the Law: a Canadian Perspective. 2019/20. (Jochelson, Gacek). Demeter Press.<chapter contributions delineated below>

2 *Privacy in Peril: Hunter v Southam and the Drift from Reasonable Search Protections. 2019. UBC Press (Jochelson, Ireland).

3 *Criminal Law and Precrime: Legal Studies in Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of Criminal Guilt. 2018. Routledge (Jochelson, Gacek, Menzie, Kramar, Doerksen).

4 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2019. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 42(4) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland)

5 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2020. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 43(3) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland, Jaremko, Gacek)

6 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2020. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 43(4) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland, Jaremko, Gacek)

7 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2020. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 43(5) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland, Jaremko, Gacek)

8 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2019. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 42(3) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland)

9 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2018. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 41(4) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland, Khoday)

10 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2018. Manitoba Law Journal.  Volume 41(3) (Editors Jochelson, Ireland, Khoday)

11 *Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal. 2017. Manitoba Law Journal. Volume 40(3)  (Ireland, Khoday)

12 *Visualizing Justice: Critical Perspectives on Visibility, Law, and Order. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. Volume 5. 2016 (Richard Jochelson, Kevin Walby, Michelle Bertrand).

13 The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court. 2015. Fernwood Books (Equally coauthored with Kirsten Kramar, with Mark Doerksen)

14 Thinking About Justice: A Book of Readings. 2011. Fernwood Books. (Gorkoff and Jochelson)

15 Sex and the Supreme Court: Obscenity and Indecency Law in Canada. 2011. Fernwood Books (Jochelson and Kramar)

 

Accepted and in Press Refereed Journal Articles (all refereed)

16 Generation and Deployment of Common Law Police Powers by Canadian Courts and the Double-Edged Charter. 2020. Critical Criminology- an International Journal (Springer Nature Series) 28(1). 107-126. (Jochelson et al)

17 *“We have centuries of work undone by a few bone-heads”- A Review of Jury History and a Present Snapshot of Crown and Defence Counsel Perspectives on Bill C-75’s Elimination of Peremptory Challenges and Representativeness Issues. 2020. MLJ. 43. (Bertrand, Jochelson et al).

18 *Propensities for Guilt and the Canadian Criminal Jury: Jury eligible participant studies across three charging scenarios and three fact patterns. 2020. Criminal Law Quarterly. 68 (Jochelson, Bertrand, Ireland, Desroches, Kerr-Donahue)

19 Animals as Something More Than Mere Property: Interweaving Green Criminology and Law. 2020. Social Sciences – an International Journal of MDPI. Volume 9. ISSN 2076-0760. (Gacek and Jochelson)

20 Reconstitutions of Harm: Novel Applications of the Labaye Test Since 2005.2019. Alberta Law Review. 56:4. (Jochelson, Gacek)

21 Exclusion of Evidence Under Section 24(2) of the Charter Post-Grant in the Years 2014-2017:A Comprehensive Analysis of 600 Cases. 2019.Criminal Law Quarterly. 67 (Johnson, Jochelson and Weir).

22 *Prairie Vice: Reflecting on Robson’s Report of the Royal Commission on Charges Re Vice and of Graft Against the Police - A Winnipeg Study. 2020. Manitoba Law Journal. 42(2). (Jochelson, Laidlaw, Bertrand)

23 *Mock-jurors’ self-reported understanding of Canadian judicial instructions (is not very good). 66(1 and 2). 2018. Criminal Law Quarterly (R. Jochelson, M. Bertrand).

24 Ruff Justice: Canine Cases and Judicial Law Making as an Instrument of Change to Animal Law. 2018. Animal Law Review. 24(1) (Jochelson and Gacek).

25 Law Student Responses to Innovation: A study of law student perspectives in respect of digital knowledge transmission, flipped classrooms, video capsules and other means of classroom dissemination. Underneath the Golden Boy. Volume 41(1). 2018 (Jochelson and Ireland)

26 ‘Animal Justice’ and Sexual (Ab)use: Precautionary Governance of Bestiality in Canada. 2017. 40(3) Manitoba Law Journal (Jochelson and Gacek).

27 Reconsidering Legal Pedagogy: Assessing Trigger Warnings, Evaluative Instruments, and Articling Integration in Canada’s Modern Law School Curricula. Underneath the Golden Boy. Volume 42(1). 2019 (Equally first authored with Ireland and Gacek).

28 Legal Texts and ‘Bestial’ Acts: Shifting Legal Meanings of ‘Bestiality’ within Canadian Judicial Decisions 2017. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. Volume 6 (Jochelson and Gacek).

29 The Jury Representativeness Guarantee in Canada: The Curious Case of Disability and Justice Making. 2017 Journal of Ethics in Mental Health. V9. (R. Jochelson, M. Bertrand, L. Menzie).

30 Measuring Activism and Restraint or How to Conflate Doctrine with Activism – A Response to Professor Riddell’s Small Scale Judicial Output Study. 2016. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 58:1. 112. (Jochelson and Murchison)

31 An Empirical Analysis of 5 Years After Grant. Criminal Law Quarterly. 2015. Volume 63. (Jochelson, Huang and Murchison).

32 An Empirical Comparison of the Exclusion of Evidence Pre/Post 9/11: A Model of Judicial Discourse. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2015 vol. 57, no. 1. 115 (Jochelson and Murchison).

33 Let Law Be Law, and Let us Critique: Teaching Law to Undergraduate Students of Criminal Justice. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. 2015. Volume 4 (Jochelson).

34 Revisiting Representativeness in the Manitoban Criminal Jury. Underneath the Golden Boy- Manitoba Law Journal. 2015. 37 (2). 365 (Jochelson et al.)

35 Situating Exclusion of Evidence Analysis in Its Socio-Legal Place: A Tale of Judicial Populism. 2014 Crime, Law and Social Change. Vol. 61, No. 5. 541. (Jochelson and Kramar)

36 Searching and Seizing After 9/11 – Developing and Applying Empirical Methodology to Measure Judicial Output in the Supreme Court’s Section 8 Jurisprudence. 2013. Dalhousie Law Journal 35(1) 179 (1st author with coauthors Michael Weinrath and Melanie Murchison)

37 Mitigating the Protective Services Orientation in Criminal Justice: An Opening Salvo at the University of Winnipeg. 2013 Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 55(1). 1 (Jochelson and Kohm)

38 Essentialism Makes for Strange Bedmates: The Supreme Court Case of J.A. and the Intervention of LEAF. Windsor Yearbook Access to Justice. 2013. 30(1). 77 (Jochelson and Kramar)

39 Ancillary Issues with Oakes: The Development of the Waterfield Test and the Problem of Fundamental Constitutional Theory. 2013. Ottawa Law Review. Vol. 43, No. 3. 355 (Jochelson)

40 Governing through Precaution to Protect Equality and Freedom: Obscenity and Indecency Law in Canada after R. v. Labaye. 2013 Canadian Journal of Sociology. 36:4. 283 (Jochelson and Kramar)

41 Multidimensional Analysis of Judicial Decision-Making: Reframing Judicial Activism as the Study of Judicial Discourse (or taking the judgment out of the Judgment). Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. 2011. Volume 2. 122 (First authored with second author Melanie Murchison)

42 Practicing Justice by Practicing Method: A Brief Rethinking of Feminist Analytics of Obscenity and Indecency Law in Canada. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. 2010. Volume 1. 26. (1st author, with second author Kirsten Kramar)

43 Multidimensional Analysis as a Window into Activism Scholarship: Searching for Meaning with Sniffer Dogs. Canadian Journal of Law and Society. 2009 24:2, 231 (sole author).

44 Trashcans and Constitutional Custodians: The Liminal Spaces of Privacy in the Wake of Patrick. (2009) Saskatchewan Law Review Volume 72 165-188 (sole author)

45 After Labaye: The Harm Test of Obscenity, the New Judicial Vacuum and the Relev nce of Familiar Voices. (2009) Alberta Law Review 46:3 1-26 (sole author)

46 R. v. Labaye: The Fogginess of “Increased” Causality in Obscenity Law. (2009) Law Review Supplement February Edition Alberta 1-10 (sole author)

47 Crossing the Rubicon – of sniffer dogs, justifications and preemptive deference. (2008) Review of Constitutional Studies 13:2 67-98 (sole author)

 

Refereed Contributions/Chapters/Journal Introductory Chapters/Book Reviews (all refereed)

48 Let’s Talk About Sex- Time to Tap Taboo in Sexual Regulation and the Law- a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with James Gacek)

49 Indecency and Obscenity Law: From Hicklin to the post-Labaye Era- A (Tall) Tale of Risk in Sexual Regulation and the Law- a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with James Gacek)

50 Sex Work in Canada: Beginnings, Bedford and Beyond in Sexual Regulation and the Law- a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with James Gacek)

51 Intimate Images and the Law in Sexual Regulation and the Law- a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with Gacek et al)

52 Rethinking Bestial  Regulation in Sexual Regulation and the Law- a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with Gacek et al)

53 Reflections on Making the “Strange” Familiar and Future Directions in Sexual Regulation and the Law - a Canadian Perspective (Demeter 2019/20) (Co-authored with James Gacek)

54 Case by Case Privilege. A Canadian Overview for Prof Chris Hunt. Perspectives on Evidentiary Privilege. 2019. Thomson Reuters. (Ireland, Jochelson, Stoez).

55 Students Fostering Legal Literacy: A Professor’s Perspective about the Canadian Journal of Law and Justice. 2019. Canadian Journal of Law and Justice. 1:1. (Jochelson).

56 Towards Dialogue in the Crim Disciplines.2019. Manitoba Law Journal. 42(3)(4). (Ireland, Jochelson)

57 Robson Crim: A Vision for Multivalent Interrogations of Criminal Law. 2017 40(3). Manitoba Law Journal. (Jochelson, Ireland, Khoday)

58 The Supreme Court of Canada Presents: The Surveillant Charter in “National Security, Surveillance, and Emergencies: Canadian and Australian Sovereignty Compared”. Lippert, R. et al. Editors. Palgrave-MacMillan Press. 2017 (with second author Mark Doerksen)

59 Book Review of Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community Policing and Counterterrorism. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. 2017. 18(1). (Jochelson)

60 Justice Making: Scrutinizing Canada’s Jury Representativeness Guarantees while Ameliorating Stewart and Russell’s Conceptions of “Social Wreckage” in Canadians with Disabilities in Disability Politics in a Global Economy: Essays in Honour of Marta Russell. Malhotra, R. Editor. Routledge. 2017. 42 (Jochelson and Bertrand).

61 A History of Settlement Ten Years Later – Revisiting Cronenberg’s A History of Violence. Screening Justice. Fernwood Books. 2017. (Jochelson).

62 An Addendum on Bedford: Sex and the Supreme Court- Obscenity and Indecency Law in Canada. Sex and the Supreme Court. Fernwood Books. 2014. ISBN: 9781552664155. (Jochelson)

63 Educating Justice: Postsecondary Education in the Justice Disciplines. Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research. Volume 4. 2015 (Steven Kohm; Kelly Gorkoff, Richard Jochelson, and Kevin Walby). ISSN 1925-2420.

64 After Bedford: Recent Developments in Sex and the Law. Sociology in Our Times. Seventh Canadian Edition. Lothian-Murray et. al. 2016.Nelson Education. Jochelson

65 Recent Developments in Sex and the Law: Recent Developments: Feminist Law Reform and Sexual Assault. Sociology in Our Times. Sixth Canadian Edition. Lothian-Murray et. al. 2014. Nelson Education. ISBN-10: 0176648747 ISBN-13: 9780176648749. Jochelson/

66 Adopting the Governmentality Approach Obscenity and Indecency: Tracking Harm Through Discourse of the Supreme Court of Canada. “Locating Law “Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality Connections, 3rd Edition. Elizabeth Comack, 2014, Fernwood Books (Jochelson and Kramar)

67 Talking Trash with the Supreme Court of Canada: The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy under the Charter. “Criminology: Critical Canadian Perspectives”, Kirsten Kramar Ed., (2010) Pearson Canada (sole author)

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