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Phillip Shon
PhD

Professor

Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs, Personnel, Community Outreach, and Criminology Graduate Certificate Development)

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

Bordessa Hall - Room 416
Downtown Oshawa
55 Bond Street East
Oshawa, ON

905.721.8668 ext. 6516

phillip.shon@uoit.ca


Background

Dr. Phillip C. Shon received his Master of Arts (MA) and PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois (Chicago); he also holds an MA in Linguistics and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago). He is currently a Professor of Criminology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in homicide and criminological theory. He is the author of:

  • How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2015.
  • Language and Demeanor in Police-Citizen Encounters. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2008.
  • Respect, Defense, and Self-Identity: Profiling Parricide in Nineteenth-Century America, 1852-1899. New York: Peter Lang, 2014.

Dr. Shon has completely forgotten Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series. He is patiently awaiting for the Chicago Bears to return once more to the Promised Land.

Education

  • MA, Linguistics Northeastern Illinois University
  • MA, Criminal Justice University of Illinois
  • PhD, Criminal Justice University of Illinois

Courses taught

  • Advanced Justice Studies
  • Integrating Projects
  • Criminological Theory (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Professional Development

Research summary

Research interests: 

  • parricide
  • intrafamily homicide
  • individual psychology and criminology 

Research supervision areas:

  • parricide
  • intrafamily homicide
  • serial homicide

Involvement

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