Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Laura Huey, Associate Professor

Ph.D U. British ColumbiaFull CV
M.A. U. British Columbia
B.A. Hons. Simon Fraser U.


In the News

2016 Cited in T. Hopper's "At least five Canadian women have conceived children with ISIL Fighters: Researcher." National Post.


Recent Activities

July 11, 2016. "CAN-SEBP and the Promotion of Evidence Based Policing in Canada." 9th International Conference on Evidence Based Policing. Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.

May 31, 2016 "Evidence Based Policing.” Canadian Association of Police Educators, Richmond Hill, ON.

March 8, 2016 "Policing Partnerships: Evidence Based Policing." Canadian Assn. of Chiefs of Police Research Conference. Montreal, QC.

  • Bio

  • Teaching

  • Publications

  • Research

 

My primary areas of current research, teaching and community service are in the fields of policing, mental health and countering violent extremism. When time permits I also work on issues of criminal victimization (particularly among socially and economically marginalized groups). I value the creation and mobilization of actionable research to inform policy, practice and/or to shape our understanding of important social phenomenon, and both my own projects, and those of my students, are centred on producing research that meets one or more of these criteria.

Among other activities, I am currently: 

- the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (a national network of researchers, police leaders/practitioners, policy-makers and emerging scholars with links to the UK, US and Australia/New Zealand chapters of SEBP);

- a Board Member of the SERENE-RISC cybercrime network; 

- a Research Fellow with the London Police Service;

- a Senior Research Fellow with the Police Foundation;

- Director, Research and Education with the Canadian Association of Police Educators;

- a Member of the International Advisory Board, Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

- a Member of the Canadian Assn. of Police Governance Research & Policy Committee;

- a Collaborator with the International CyberCrime Research Centre, Simon Fraser University;

- a Member of the International Committee of the Policing Division, American Society of Criminologists;

- Research Collaborator with the Police Research Lab, Carleton University;

- an University Representative and Senior Researcher with The Canadian Network on Terrorism, Security and Society

 

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy? Bringing the real world in.

Currently Teaching

2253A-001 Administration of Criminal Justice

4432G-001 Forensics and Criminal Investigation

4485G-001 Selected Topics in Sociology: Terrorism

Thesis Supervision

Supervisory Status:  MA, PhD

PhD Theses

Hina Kalyal (2015 -)

Ryan Broll (2010-2015)

Hillary Peladeau (2016 -)

MA Theses

Rachel Inch (2016 -)

Eric Witmer (2015 - 2016)

Cindy Hohner (2015-)

Joseph Varanese (2014 -)

Hillary Pelladeau (2014-2016)

Ryan Broll (2008-2010)

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
>for more see Full CV

Books

(2016) Adding Insult to Injury: (Mis)Treating Homeless Women in Our Mental Health System. Lynn Reinner (with R. Ricciardelli).

(2012) Invisible Victims: Homelessness and the Growing Security Gap University of Toronto Press.

(2011) Luis Fernandez, Laura Huey (eds.) Rethinking Policing and Justice: Exploring Alternatives to Law Enforcement Routledge.

Articles

(forthcoming) "Unearthing Hidden Keys: Why Pracademics are a Valuable (if Underutilized) Resource in Policing Research." Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice (with R. Mitchell).

(forthcoming) "Replication and Reproduction in Canadian Policing Research: A Note." Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice (with C. Bennell).

(forthcoming) "Policing Terrorism: Canadian Perspectives and Practices." The Journal of Police Studies (with R. Ricciardelli and C. Griffiths)

(forthcoming) "Digilantism: An Analysis of Crowdsourcing and the Boston Marathon Bombings." The British Journal of Criminology (with J. Nhan and R. Broll).

(forthcoming) "Austerity Policing's Imperative: Understanding the Drivers of Policing Activity in Canada." International Journal of Police Science & Management (with K. Cyr and R. Ricciardelli).

(2016) "‘There Is No Strength in Emotions’: The Role of Street Enculturation in Influencing How Victimized Homeless Women Speak about Violence.” The Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

(2016) "Quantifying Salient Concepts Discussed in Social Media Content: A Case Study Using Twitter Content Written by Radicalized Youth." Journal of Terrorism Research, 7(2): 79-89 (with S. Ghajar-Kosravi, P. Kwantes and N. Derbentseva).

(2016) "From Seeds to Orchards: Using Evidence-Based Policing to Address Canada’s Policing Research Needs.’” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 58(1): 119-131 (with Rose Ricciardelli).

(2016) "#IS_Fangirl: Exploring a New Role for Women in Terrorism.” Journal of Terrorism Research, 7(1): 1-10 (Eric Witmer).

(2015) “‘This Isn’t What I Signed Up For’: When Officer Role Expectations Conflict with the Realities of General Duty Work in Rural Communities” (with Rose Ricciardelli). International Journal of Police Science & Management, 17(3): 194-203.

(2015) "“This is Not Your Mother’s Terrorism: Social Media, Online Radicalization and the Practice of Political Jamming.” Journal of Terrorism Research, 6(2): 1-16.

(2015) "'Just Being Mean to Somebody Isn't a Police Matter': Police Perspectives on Policing Cyber-bullying" (with R. Broll) Journal of School Violence

(2014) "'They Just Asked Me Why I Became Homeless': 'Failure to Ask' as a Barrier to Homeless Women's Ability to Access Services Post-Victimization" (with R. Broll) Violence and Victims, 29(6).

(2014) "'I Don’t Find it Sexy at All': Criminal Investigators' Views of Media Glamorization of Police 'Dirty Work'" (with Ryan Broll) Policing & Society

(2014) "'I Had a Lot of Anger and That's What Kind of Led Me to Cutting Myself': Employing a Social Stress Framework to Explain Why Some Homeless Women Self-Injure" (with Danielle Hryniewicz and Georgios Fthenos) Health Sociology Review, 23(2).

(2013) "'If Something Happened, I Will Leave It, Let It Go and Move On': Resiliency and Victimized Homeless Women's Attitudes Toward Mental Health Counseling". The Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(2).

(2013) "'Uppity Civilians' and 'Cyber Vigilantes':  The Role of the General Public in Policing Cyber Crime" (with J. Nhan and R. Broll) Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13(1).

(2012) "'I Need Help and I Know I Need Help. Why Won't Nobody Listen to Me?' Homeless Women’s Experiences with Accessing and Consuming Mental Health Services" Society & Mental Health 2(2).

(2012) "'All It Takes Is One TV Show to Ruin It': A Police Perspective on Police-Media Relations in the Era of Expanding Prime Time Crime Markets" (with Ryan Broll) Policing & Society, 22(4).

(2012) "'We Never Refer to Ourselves as a Lobby Group Because 'Lobby Group' Has a Different Connotation': Voluntary Police Associations and the Framing of their Interest Group Work" (with Danielle Hyrniewicz) Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 54(3).

(2012) "The Review of Privacy Online – Three Questions" Surveillance & Society, 10(3/4).

(2012) "'Putting on Band-Aids': The Contradictory Roles and 'Small Wins' of Tempered Campus Radicals" (with M. Westerman) Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 33(2).

(2011) "Crime Behind The Glass: Exploring the Sublime in Crime at the Vienna Kriminalmuseum" Theoretical Criminology.

(2011) "Alternatives to Policing: Issues of Justice through the Lens of Law Enforcement" (Guest Editor with L. Fernandez) Contemporary Justice Review 14(1).

Chapters in books

(2015) "The Gray Cygnet Problem in Terrorism Research” (with J. Varanese and R. Broll) in M. Bouchard (ed.) Radical and Connected: Social Networks, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. London: Routledge.

(2014) "Understanding Critical Criminology" in N. Boyd (ed.) Understanding Crime in Canada: An Introduction to Criminology Edmonton, AB.: Edmond Montgomery Publications.

(2012) "'We Don’t Have These Laser Beams and Stuff Like That': Police Investigations as Low-tech Work in a High-tech World" (with J. Nhan) in S. Leman-Langlois (ed.) Technocrime: Policing and Surveillance London: Routledge.

(2011) "Anti-surveillance Activists v. The Dancing Heads of Terrorism: The Role of Signal Crimes, Symbolic Politics and Sound Bites in the Marketing of CCTV Schemes," in A. Doyle, R. Lippert and D. Lyon (eds.) Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance. London: Routledge.

(2011) "The Commodification of Canadian Criminology: What Does the Proliferation of Applied Criminology Programs Mean for the Discipline's Future?" in A. Doyle and D. Moore (eds) Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions. UBC Press.

Working papers/technical reports

(2016) "What One Might Expect: A Scoping Review of the Canadian Policing Research Literature." http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/sociologypub/36/

(2016) "Cheering on the Jihad: Exploring Women's Participation in Pro-Jihadist Online Radical Milieus." http://tsas.ca/tsas_library_entry/tsas-wp16-07-cheering-on-the-jihad-an-exploration-of-womens-participation-in-online-pro-jihadist-networks/

(2015) "The Importance of Reproduction in Evidence Based Policing: A Comment." http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/sociologypub/35/

(2015) "No Sandwiches Here: Representations of Women in Dabiq and Inspire Magazines.” TSAS working papers series. http://library.tsas.ca/tsas-working-papers

(2015) "‘Questions about Dawlah. DM me, plz.’ The Sock Puppet Problem in Online Terrorism Research” (with H. Kalyal)  http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/sociologypub/33/

(2014) "The Expert Panel on the Future of Canadian Policing Models (Beare, Dupont, Duxbury, Huey, et al.). Policing Canada in the 21st Century: New Policing for New Challenges. Ottawa, Ont. Council of Canadian Academies.

(2012) "Examination of the Current Normative Discourse on the Balance Between Privacy and Security in Cyberspace" for Public Safety Canada.

Research

I'm working on several projects related to my main research areas: evidence based policing and mental health (trauma/resiliency):

Police Peer Support Evaluation (with Cindy Hohner)

Exploring Resiliency in a Forensic Identification Unit

Reproduction, Replication and other Methodological Issues in Applied Policing Research (with Craig Bennell)

Research and Teaching Networks

Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing, Director

Smart Cybersecurity Network - Réseau Intégré sur la Cybersécurité (SERENE-RISC), Board Member

Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society (TSAS), Senior Researcher

Centre International de Criminologie Comparée (Université de Montréal), Collaborateur