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Phillip Shon


Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

on leave until December 31, 2016

Contact information

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

905.721.8668 ext. 6516


Dr. Phillip Shon has a Bachelor of Philosophy degree and master's degrees in Linguistics and Criminal Justice. He completed his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois (Chicago). Prior to joining UOIT, he served as an Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.


  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Master's degree in Linguistics
  • Master's degree in Criminal Justice
  • PhD in Criminal Justice University of Illinois in Chicago

Courses taught

  • Advanced Justice Studies
  • Integrating Projects
  • Criminological Theory

Research summary

Research interests: 

  • parricide
  • intrafamily homicide
  • police-citizen encounters

Research supervision areas:

  • parricide
  • intrafamily homicide
  • police-citizen encounters


  • Publications and presentations
    • Shon, Phillip. C. (2014). Respect, Defense, and Self-Identity: Profiling Parricide in Nineteenth-Century America, 1852-1899. New York: Peter Lang.
    • Shon, Phillip. C. (2012). How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences (1st ed.). London, UK: Sage.

    Curriculum vitae

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