A word from Richard Jochelson

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Richard Jochelson, associate professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba, wrote to the CJLJ: “Too few venues for criminal law and justice publication are available in Canada that are open to both practical and critical contributions. Generalist journals often cannot provide the space and precision required for examination of issues of import in the criminal law and justice system. An additional venue for the voices of criminal law/justice scholars and students is welcome and necessary in light of the unprecedented challenges facing justice, corrections, courts, government and the stakeholders who wrestle with questions of liberty, freedom and coercion each day.”

Jochelson 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.

Jochelson 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 co-founder of Robsoncrim.com, and its peer reviewed journal. He also co-founded the CIJS.ca (Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies) and its peer reviewed journal. He is a member of the Bar of Manitoba and has co-authored and co-edited six books. He co-authored The Disappearance of Criminal Law: Police Powers and the Supreme Court (Fernwood, 2015). In 2017, he co-authored Criminal Law and Precrime: Legal Studies in Canadian Punishment and Surveillance in Anticipation of Criminal Guilt with Routledge.


The CJLJ is thrilled to start its series of interviews with more experts in the disciplines Law, Social Sciences and Arts. Our interviews will consist of discussions about criminal law and criminal justice and will focus on the intersection of marginalized groups and our criminal justice system.


La RCJD est ravie de commencer sa série d’entrevues avec plus d’experts dans les disciplines suivantes: droit, sciences sociales et arts. Nos entrevues seront sous forme de discussions sur le droit criminel et la justice pénale et porteront sur l’intersection des groupes marginalisés et de notre système de justice pénale.