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Nicolas Carrier

Associate Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (Université du Québec à Montréal, Sociology)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1237
Email:nicolas.carrier@carleton.ca
Office:C567 Loeb

Research interests

  • Social systems theory
  • Theoretical criminology
  • Social control
  • Sociology of law and punishment
  • Moralization
  • Biocriminology
  • Drug policies

About

Nic is the current Editor-in-chief of the international journal Champ pénal/Penal Field. He is also the Associate editor of Red Quill Books, and member of the editorial board of Alternate Routes: A Journal of Critical Social Research.

He is supervising graduate students in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and in the Department of Law & Legal Studies.

Selected Publications

Carrier, N. and J. Piché (2015). Blind Spots of Abolitionist Thought in Academia: On Longstanding and Emerging Challenges, Champ pénal/Penal Field, XII, champpenal.revues.org
Carrier, N. and J. Piché (2015). The State of Abolitionism, Champ pénal/Penal Field, XII, champpenal.revues.org
Carrier, N. and K. Walby (2015). Is Biosocial Criminology a Predisposition not to Learn from the Social Sciences? Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 7 (1), jtpcrim.org
Carrier, N. and K. Walby (2015). For Sociological Reason: Crime, Criminalization, and the Poverty of Biosocial Criminology, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 7 (1), jtpcrim.org
Carrier, N. and K. Walby (2014). Ptolemizing Lombroso: The Pseudo-Revolution of Biosocial Criminology, Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology, 6 (1), jtpcrim.org
Carrier, N. (2014). On Some Limits and Paradoxes of Academic Orations on Public Criminology, Radical Criminology, 4, radicalcriminology.org
Carrier, N. and A.S.J. Park (2013). On an Entrepreneurial Criminology of Mass Political Violence, Crime, Law & Social Change, 60 (3), 297-317.
Carrier, N. (2013). De la problématisation des usage(r)s de drogues illicites, Otero, M. and S. Roy (éds.), Qu’est-ce qu’un problème social aujourd’hui? Repenser la non-conformité, Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, 249-277.
Carrier, N. (2011). Critical Criminology Meets Radical Constructivism, Critical Criminology, 19, 331-350.
Carrier, N. (2010). Anglophone Sociologies of the Punitive Turn: Critical Shyness, Totalizing and Reductive Perspectives, Champ pénal/Penal Field, VII, champpenal.revues.org
Walby, K. and N. Carrier (2010). The Rise of Biocriminology: Capturing Bodily Economies of ‘Criminal Man’, Criminology & Criminal Justice, 10 (3), 261-285.
Carrier, N. (2008). La Politique de la stupéfaction. Pérennité de la prohibition des drogues, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes.
Carrier, N. (2008). Speech for the Defense of a Radically Constructivist Sociology of (Criminal) Law, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 36 (3), 168-183.
Carrier, N. (2007). The Autonomy and Permeability of Law. The Case of the Canadian Prohibition of Cannabis, Canadian Journal of Law & Society, 22 (1), 123-138.
Carrier, N. (2006). La dépression problématique du concept de contrôle social, Déviance & Société, 30 (1), 3-20.
Carrier, N. (2006). Academics’ Criminals. The Discursive Formations of Criminalized Deviance, Champ pénal/Penal Field, III, champpenal.revues.org
Carrier, N. (2004). Les vedettes de la prohibition du cannabis, Drogues, santé et société, numéro double, 2 (2) et 3 (1), 233-286.
Carrier, N. (2003). Une dépolitisation hygiénique : les lieux d’injection de drogues illicites comme stratégie de « réduction des méfaits », Déviance & Société, 27 (1), 59-76.
Carrier, N., and P. Lauzon (2003). Se shooter en présence d’intervenants!? Les points de vue des consommateurs sur la mise en place éventuelle de lieux d’injection de drogues illicites à Montréal, Drogues, santé et société, 2 (1), 119-174.
Carrier, N., and B. Quirion. (2003). Les logiques de contrôle de l’usage des drogues illicites : la réduction des méfaits et l’efficience du langage de la périllisation, Drogues, santé et société, 2 (1), 9-73.