JOAN BROCKMAN
Professor


LL.M. (UBC), LL.B. (Calgary), M.A. (Alberta), B.A. (Hons.) (Sask.)
Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (July, 1983)
Member of the Law Society of Alberta (August, 1981)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Crimes and misconduct in the profession;
  • The sociology of professions;
  • Women in the professions;
  • Corporate financial crimes and misconduct;
  • White collar crime;
  • The use of social science research evidence in court;
  • Feminist jurisprudence, methodology, and perspectives;
  • Criminal law, procedure and evidence;
  • Wrongful convictions.

  • COURSES TAUGHT (SUMMER AND FALL)

    Crim 330 -- Introduction to Criminal Procedure and Evidence 

    Crim 432 -- Gender in the Courts and the Legal Profession

    Crim 436 -- Corporate Financial Crimes and Misconduct

    Crim 437 -- Crimes and Misconduct in the Professions

    Crim 438 -- Wrongful Convictions and Other Miscarriages of Justice

    PUBLICATIONS

    Click here for a complete list of publications.

    Books:

    Keenan, Kouri and Joan Brockman. Mr. Big: Exposing Undercover Investigations in Canada (Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2010). 

    Mosher, Janet and Joan Brockman. (eds.) Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010).

    Brockman, Joan and V. Gordon Rose. An Introduction to Canadian Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Toronto: Nelson Thomson Learning, 2011 4th edition). 

    Brockman, Joan. Gender in the Legal Profession: Fitting or Breaking the Mould (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2001).

    Brockman, Joan and Dorothy E. Chunn (eds.) Investigating Gender Bias: Law, Courts and the Legal Profession (Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing Inc., 1993).

    Recent Journal Articles:

    Brockman, Joan. “Money for Nothing, Advice for Free: The Law Society of British Columbia’s Enforcement Actions Against the Unauthorized Practice of Law” (2010) 29 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 1-43.

    Brockman, Joan. “An Offer You Can’t Refuse:” Pleading Guilty When Innocent (2010) 56(1&2) Criminal Law Quarterly 116-134.

    Brockman, Joan. “Racism and Legal Culture: Is There Room for Diversity in the Legal Profession?” (2008) 45(5) Alberta Law Review 75-82.

    Brockman, Joan. "An Update on Self-Regulation in the Legal Profession (1989-2000): Funnel In and Funnel Out" (2004) 19(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 55-84.

    Brockman, Joan. "Aspirations and Appointments to the Judiciary" (2003) 15(1) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 138-166.

    Chunn, Dorothy E. and Joan Brockman, "'She Never Did Anything by Halves:' Mildred Elizabeth Louise Gordon" (2003) 61(5) Advocate 725-734.

    Brockman, Joan. "The Impact of Institutional Structures and Power on Law and Society: Is It Time for Reawakening?"(2003) 37(2) Law and Society Review 283-293.

    Brockman, Joan and Dorothy E. Chunn, "'A New Order of Things:' Women's Entry into the Legal Profession in British Columbia" (2002) 60(3) Advocate 385-395.

    Murdoch, Caroline and Joan Brockman. "Who's On First? Disciplinary Proceedings by Self-Regulating Professions and other Agencies for 'Criminal' Behaviour" (2001) 64(1) Saskatchewan Law Review 29_56.

    Brockman, Joan. "'A Wild Feminist at Her Raving Best:' Reflections on Studying Gender Bias in the Legal Profession" (2000) 28 (1&2) Resources for Feminist Research 61-79.

    Kay, Fiona M. and Joan Brockman. "Barriers to Gender Equality in the Canadian Legal Establishment" (2000) 8(2) Feminist Legal Studies 169-198.

    Brockman, Joan. "A Cold-Blooded Effort to Bolster Up the Legal Profession:" The Battle Between Lawyers and Notaries in British Columbia, 1871-1930" (1999) 32(64) Social History 209-235.


    Book Chapters

    Mosher, Janet and Joan Brockman. “Introduction” in Janet Mosher and Joan Brockman (eds.)  Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 1-16.

    Brockman, Joan. “Fraud Against the Public Purse by Health Care Professionals: The Privilege of Location” in Janet Mosher and Joan Brockman (eds.)  Constructing Crime: Contemporary Processes of Criminalization (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010), 53-86.
                  
    Chunn, Dorothy E. and Joan Brockman. “Into the rough of things”: Women Lawyers in British Columbia 1912-1930" in Constance Backhouse and W. Wesley Pue, (eds.) The Promise and Perils of Law: Lawyers in Canadian History. Toronto: Irwin Law Inc. 2008, 245-263.


    Book Reviews

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Justice Bertha Wilson: One Woman's Difference by Kim Brooks (ed.). (Vancouver, UBC Press, 2009). (2010) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law (in press).

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Dishonest Dollars: The Dynamics of White-Collar Crime by Terry L. Leap (Ithaca and London: ILR Press 2007). (2009) 34(4) Criminal Justice Review 572-574.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of P.A.J. Waddington, Doug Badger, and Ray Bull. Devon, The Violent Workplace (UK: Willan Publishing, 2006) (2008) 18(2) International Criminal Justice Review 240-241.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Jean McKenzie Leiper. Bar Codes: Women in the Legal Profession (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2006). (2008) 22(2) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 270-273.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Mossman, Mary Jane. The First Women Lawyers: A Comparative Study of Gender, Law and the Legal Professions (Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2006). 18(2) (2007) Canadian Journal of Women and the Law1105-1112.

    Brockman, Joan. Review of Constance Backhouse and Nancy L. Backhouse, The Heiress Versus the Establishment: Mrs. Campbell’s Campaign for Legal Justice (Vancouver: UBC Press 2004). (2006) 58 Labour/Le Travail 239-241.
                              
    Brockman, Joan. Review of James William Coleman, The Criminal Elite: Understanding White-Collar Crime (New York, Worth Publishers, 2002, 5th edition) (2006) 31(2) Criminal Justice Review 173-175.

    Brockman, Joan. Review Essay of Elizabeth Comack and Gillian Balfour, The Power to Criminalize: Violence, Inequality and the Law (Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2004). (2005) 31(1) Queen’s Law Journal 402-412.


    CONTACT INFORMATION

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    Phone:(778) 782-4036
    Fax: (778) 782-4140
    Email: brockman@sfu.ca

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