Martin Silverstein
Professor Emeritus


  • Martin Silverstein and Roberta Spark, 2007, "Social Bridges Falling Down: Reconstructing a 'Troublesome Population' of Battered Women through Individual Responsibilization Strategies" Critical Criminology
  • Martin Silverstein, 2006, "Justice in Genderland: Through a Parole Looking Glass." Symbolic Interaction
  • Martin Silverstein, 2005, "What's Race Got to Do with Justice: Responsibilization Strategies at Parole hearings." British Journal of Criminology
  • Martin Silverstein, 2001, "The Ties that Bind: Family Surveillance of Canadian Parolees." The Sociological Quarterly
  • Nancy Jurik and Martin Silverstein, 2001, "The Effect of Gender on Perceptions of Guilt and Sentence Severity for Homicide Offenses." Homicide Studies

Research Interests:

  • parole decision making
  • interactional nature of social control in prison
  • gender perceptions of third parties to homicide offences
  • race and ethnicity in managing risk
  • gender as a resourse at parole hearings
  • the change from casework to case management approaches
  • the role of citizen advisory comittees in prisons
  • employment programs for battered women
  • teaching about masculinities in tradtional and non-traditional settings
  • lawyering at parole hearings

Courses Taught:

  • corrections
  • theoretical perspectives of crime
  • research methodology
  • qualitative research
  • men masculinities and crime
  • governance in criminal justice


  • Member, Western Society of Criminology


  • Ph.D. 1997, Arizona State University, Justice Studies
  • M.A. 1988, University of Ottawa, Criminology
  • B.A 1974, Queen's University, Psychology
  • B.A. 1965, University of Toronto, Political Science and Economics

Contact Information:

Martin Silverstein
Phone: 604-557-4068             
Office: A203p
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