Amanda Glasbeek

Ph.D. (York - Women's Studies)
Office: S724A Ross
Phone:(416) 736-2100 ext. TBD


Amanda Glasbeek is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science, where she teaches undergraduate courses in Criminology.  From 2012-2015, she is also the Director of the Graduate Program in Socio-Legal Studies. Dr. Glasbeek teaches in the areas of criminal justice, crime prevention and security, policing and regulation, and gender and crime


Research interests are anchored by feminist criminology and socio-legal studies, and include: gender and surveillance, gendered urban security, Canadian women's legal history, moral and social regulation, and risk and governmentality



  • Deborah Brock, Amanda Glasbeek, and Carmela Murdocca (eds). Criminalization, Representation, and Regulation: Thinking Differently About Crime. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014
  • Amanda Glasbeek. Feminized Justice: The Toronto Women's Court, 1913-1934. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009
  • Amanda Glasbeek (ed.) Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada: History, Context, and Critical Issues. Toronto: Canadian Scholars, 2006

Book Chapters

  • Amanda Glasbeek and Emily van der Meulen. The Paradox of Visibility: Women, CCTV, and Crime. In Elizabeth Comack and Gilian Balfour, eds., Criminalizing Women: Gender and (In)Justice in Neoliberal Times 2e. Halifax and Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2014, 219-235
  • Amanda Glasbeek. History Matters. In D.Brock, A.Glasbeek, C. Murdocca, eds. Criminalization, Representation, and Regulation: Thinking Differently about Crime. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014, 29-48
  • Amanda Glasbeek. Women Gone Bad? Gender and Crime. In D.Brock, A.Glasbeek, C.Murdocca, eds. Criminalization, Representation, and Regulation: Thinking Differently about Crime. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014, 163-190
  • Amanda Glasbeek. Apprehensive Wives and Intimidated Mothers: Women, Fear of Crime, and the Criminalization of Poverty in Toronto. In Diane Crocker and Val Marie Johnson, (eds). Poverty, Regulation, and Social Justice: Readings on the Criminalization of Poverty. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing, 2010, 123-138

Refereed Articles

  • Jordana, Wright, Amanda Glasbeek, and Emily van der Meulen. (2014). Securing the Home: Gender, CCTV, and the Hybridized Space of Apartment Buildings. Theoretical Criminology. Published online 1 August 2014. DOI: 10.1177/1262480614544210.
  • Amanda Glasbeek. 'An avalanche of tragedy': Modern Girls and the Murder of Mrs. Mick. International Review of Victimology. 19(1), 2013: 7-22
  • Amanda Glasbeek. 'My wife has endured a torrent of abuse': Gender, safety, and anti-squeegee discourses in Toronto, 1998-2000. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 24(1), 2006:55-76
  • Amanda Glasbeek. Maternalism Meets the Criminal Law: The Case of the Toronto Women's Court. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law. 10(2), 1998: 490-502

Teaching (2014- 2015)

  • APS/SOSC/CRIM 456 6.0 Y Gender and Crime
  • GS/SLST 6100 3.0 W Major Research Paper Seminar