Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435

Patrick Parnaby

Patrick Parnaby

Patrick Parnaby
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Antropology
University of Guelph, Guelph, Canada


Dr. Parnaby completed his PhD in sociology at McMaster University in 2004 before joining the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph. Dr. Parnaby’s primary interest is in the sociology of risk and risk discourse as they relate to issues of expertise, crime, social control, and governance. His most recent publications have looked at how discourses of risk are implicated in the exercising of control with respect to crime prevention through environmental design and financial planning. In addition, Dr. Parnaby also researches and writes in the areas of social constructionism, social deviance, and policing.

Research Interest

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Environmental criminology
Social deviance
Social constructionism
Relationship between evolutionary psychology and sociology.