Richard M Weisman

Department of Social Science

Professor Emeritus

Office: C117-York Hall
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 88372
Emailrweisman@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.arts.yorku.ca/sosc/rweisman

My current research analyzes the social processes by which remorsefulness and remorselessness are claimed by self and attributed by other. Law is one important site for this process in that considerations of remorse enter into judgments about parole, sentencing, dangerous offender status in Canada and capital punishment in the United States.

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Area of Specialization

Social Science

Degrees

LL.B. , Osgoode Hall Law School, York Univeristy
Ph.D., Sociology , University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkelely
B.A., Sociology and English, Columbia College

Appointments

Glendon

Professional Leadership

2010-2012 President of the Canadian Law and Society Association

2010- Member- Article Prize Committee- Canadian Law and Society Association

2008- Member of Advisory Board of Canadian Journal of Law and Society

2008- Member of Book Prize Committee and presenter of award at CLSA-LSA conference in Montreal, June 1.

2007 to present- Vice President of Canadian Law and Society Association

2001- 2007- Member of the Executive of the Canadian Law and Society Association and editor or co-editor of the CLSA newsletter.

Community Contributions

2003 to present- Circles of Support and Accountability- I have been a volunteer with this Mennonite inspired group that offers support for sex offenders who have been released from prison and who have taken responsibility for their offense. I spoke about the organization on CBC News World in December, 2005.

2005 to 2010- Conflict Mediation- I have worked as a mediator since 2005 with this organization located at Jane and Finch where I have participated in victim/offender mediations. Conflict mediation handles among its other responsibilities cases that are recommended for alternative resolution by Crown attorneys of Justice of the Peace as well as referrals from the community.

2002-2004- PACT- (participation, acknowledgement, commitment, transformation) – victim/offender mediation program dealing with court referrals

Research Interests

Law and Justice , interpenetration of law and moral regulation, interrelationship between legal discourse and popular discourse

Selected Publications

Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion, Ashgate Press.

Selected Publications

Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion, Ashgate Press.

All Publications

Books

Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion, Ashgate Press.

1984 Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Press. 2nd printing, paperback, 1985.

Book Chapters

2008 “’Why Say Sorry When I Didn’t Do It’: The Dilemma of the Wrongfully Convicted,” in Julian Roberts and Michelle Grossman, eds., Criminal Justice in Canada, 3rd edition, Thomson- Nelson, Toronto, pp.235-245.

2006 - “Spectral Evidence”, Vol. 4, pp.1074-1076 and “Witch Hunts, Modern Political Usage,” Vol. 4, pp.1215-1217 in Richard Golden, editor, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, 4 Volumes, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA

2000- “Witchcraft and Puritan Beliefs,” pp. 77-88 and “The Invisible World at the Vanishing Point,” pp.512-515 in Elaine G. Breslaw, editor, Witches of the Atlantic World: A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook, New York University Press.

l988 H.W. Arthurs, R. Weisman, and Fred Zemans, "Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism." pp. l23-l85, in Rick Abel and Philip Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Vol. 1, The Common Law World, University of California Press, Los Angeles.

1980 "Professional vs. Traditional," pp.65-69 in The New Religions and Mental Health, edited by Herbert Richardson. Toronto: Edwin Mellen Press.

Journal Articles

2009. “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse,” e-paper at http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/weisman-paper1.pdf , Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2009, “Being and Doing: the Judicial Use of Remorse to Construct Character and Community,” Social and Legal Studies, Vol. 18(1), pp. 47-69.

2007 “Remorse at the Penalty Phase of the Capital Trial: How Psychiatry’s View of ‘Moral Insanity’ Helps Build the Case for Death.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 42, pp.187-217.

2006, “Showing Remorse at the TRC: Towards a Constitutive Approach to Reparative Discourse,” University of Windsor Annual Review – Access to Justice, Vol. 24, # 2, Special Issue on Problems Concerning Human Rights, Vol. 24(2), pp.221-239.

2005- Michael Petrunik and Richard Weisman, “Constructing Joseph Fredericks: Competing Narratives of a Child Murderer,” 28 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, pp.75-96.

2004- “Showing Remorse: Reflections on the Gap Between Attribution and Expression in Cases of Wrongful Conviction,” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Vol. 46:2, pp.121-138.

1999 “Detecting Remorse and Its Absence in The Criminal Justice System,” in Austin Sarat and Patricia Ewick, eds. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 34, pp.121-135.

1995 "Reflections on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Mentally Disordered Offenders: 1965-1968," International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Vol. 18:2, 265-290.

1988 "The Best of Times and the Worst of Times in the Sociology of Law," Law and Society Review, Vol. 21, #5, (1988), 839-844.

1986 H.W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Fred Zemans, "The Canadian Legal Profession." in American Bar Foundation Research Journal, Vol. 18, #3, 447-532.

Conference Proceedings

2010, Participant and Organizer of panel entitled Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Case of Robert Latimer, Canadian Law and Society Association Meetings, Montreal, June 2

2010. Presenter at Law and Society Association Meetings, “Remorse and Social Reconstruction- Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings in South Africa- 1996-2000,” May 29, and Invitee to Consortium on Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Law and Justice, May 25, Chicago..

2008- Chair- session on Language and the Subjects of Violence, Terror, and Society, May 29, and presenter on “Problems and Consequences of How Canadian Parole Boards Decide Who is Remorseful and Who is Not,” May 30, joint LSA- CLSA conference, Montreal.

2007- Chair- Law and Society Panel I- June 1 and Legal Consciousness- June 2, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, Saskatoon.

2007- Toronto Psychoanalytic Society- Response to keynote paper given by Dr. Reid J. Meloy on psychopathy- April 28, Toronto

2006- Chair and organizer- session on Law and Affect- Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, York University, June 1, Toronto

2006- Address to Faculty Council, Arts, York University on current research project- New Approaches to the Study of Remorse, May 5, Toronto

1997 Chair of session on Cross-cultural Perspectives in Epidemiology. XXIII Congress on Mental Health and Law, June 19, Montreal.

1984 Review and commentary on Albert Bergesen's work, The Sacred and the Subversive -presented at meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Chicago, October 25, 1984.

Conference Papers

2009- Participant and presenter- Interdisciplinary Conference on Forgiveness, Salzburg, Austria, March 14-16, presented paper entitled “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse.”

2009- Participant and presenter- Interdisciplinary Conference on Forgiveness, Salzburg, Austria, March 14-16, presented paper entitled “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse.”

2008- Chair- session on Language and the Subjects of Violence, Terror, and Society, May 29, and presenter on “Problems and Consequences of How Canadian Parole Boards Decide Who is Remorseful and Who is Not,” May 30, joint LSA- CLSA conference, Montreal.

2007- National Parole Board- Guest speaker on “Remorse and Parole Board Hearings” to Directors of National Parole Board-December 13, Ottawa

2006- “Reflections on Reparative Discourse,” presented at midwinter Canadian Law and Society Association Conference conference, January 22, Toronto

2005- “Psychopathy and Remorse- Critical Perspectives,” paper presented at annual Law and Mental Health Conference, July 7, Paris, France.

2005- “Showing Remorse at the TRC: Anatomy of a Flawed Moral Performance,” paper presented at annual Canadian Law and Society Conference, June 27, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

2004- “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law,” participant in round-table conference at Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, May 6- Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

2004- “ Showing remorse: moral performance in criminal justice,” January 31, paper presented at midwinter Canadian Law and Society Association conference, Montreal.

2002- “Retrieving the ‘real’ Joseph Fredericks: Symbol and Reality in Public Policy towards Pedophiles, “ with Michael Petrunik, Department of Criminology, Ottawa, paper presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 15, Chicago

2002- “Showing Remorse: Reflections on the Gap between Expression and Attribution in Wrongful Conviction, “ May 30, paper presented at joint (US) Law and Society Association –Canadian Law and Society Association meetings, Vancouver and panelist commenting on Susan Hirsch’s “The Embassy Bombings Reframed: Constructing Identities, Legal Meanings, and Justice, “ June 2, Vancouver.

2002- Remorse and Wrongful Conviction- further reflections- Paper presented at Conference on Wrongful Conviction: Experiences, Implications, and Moving Towards Justice- April 11, 2002, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.

2002- Wrongful Conviction and the Convicted Innocent- the Dilemma of Remorse- Paper presented at Innocence Project Conference- Osgoode Hall Law School, March 17, 2002.

2001- “Remorse and Wrongful Conviction- An Ideological Impasse?” Paper presented Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Canadian Law and Society Association, May 28, Quebec City.

2001- guest lecture at University of Ottawa Department of Criminology and members of Law Reform Commission on my research on “The Role of Remorse in Criminal Law,” December 14, Ottawa

1997 “Detecting Remorse and its Absence in the Criminal Justice System.” Paper presented at Law and Society Conference, May 29, St.Louis.

1997 “Detecting Remorse and its Absence in the Criminal Justice System.” Paper presented at Law and Society Conference, May 29, St.Louis.

1996 Construction of the Remorseful Offender. Paper presented before Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 15, New York City.

1994 "Methodological and Ethical Problems in Retrieving the Voice of Psychiatric Offenders." Paper presented before XXth Congress on Mental Health and Law, Montreal, June 18.

1993 "Reflections on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Psychiatric Offenders." Paper presented before Joint Session of Canadian Law and Society Association and Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association on Law and Psychiatry, June 7, Carleton University, Ottawa.

1991 History of Disabilities Colloquium, "Ethical Dilemmas in Studying the Treatment of Psychiatric Offenders," Nov. 5, SUNY, Buffalo.

l99l Perspectives on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Psychiatric Offenders, l965-l978." Conference on the History of Psychiatry, April l2, l99l, Queen Street Mental Health Centre.

l99l "The Promise and Peril of Doing a Recent Social History of Psychiatry." February 7, l99l, Luna Circle, Toronto.

l99l "Problems in Recovering the Voice of the Psychiatric Offender." Colloquium on Madness, January 22, University of Toronto.

l990 History of Disabilities Colloquium: "Studying Institutions for the Criminally Insane," York University, November l2.

l989 Paper presented on Oak Ridge: "Social History of a Therapeutic Community," Queen's University Faculty of Law, November 3.

l989 "Towards a Non-reductionist Approach to Law and Society." Paper presented at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Assocation, June 1, l989, Universite de Laval.

l989 Speaker at Colloquium on Transforming the Law School Curriculum at Osgoode Hall Law School, April 6.

1987 "Critical Thinking in Law and Sociology." Paper presented at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, June 3, 1987, McMaster University.

1984 "The Canadian Legal Profession." Co-authored paper with H.W. Arthurs and Fred Zemans for Working Group for Comparative Study of Legal Professions of International Sociological Association. Paper presented by H. Arthurs and F. Zemans in Bellagio, Italy on August 9, 1984.

1983 "Popular, Judicial, and Theological Approaches to Witchcraft." Paper presented at American Historical Association, San Francisco, California, December 28,

Book Reviews

1995- Review of Bernard Rosenthal's Salem Story in William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, Vol. 52, No. 1, January, 1995, pp. 181-184.

1987 Review of Nachman Ben Yehuda's Deviance and Moral Boundaries in Social Forces, Vol. 66: 1 (September, 1987), 300-302.

1986 Review of Albert Bergesen's The Sacred and the Subversive in Sociological Analysis, Summer, 1986, Vol. 16, #2, 175-177.

1981 Review of Hans Sebald's Witchcraft: The History of a Heresy in Contemporary Sociology, Jan., 1981; 94-95.

Research Reports

2009- Donald Carveth, Judith Deutsch, William Watson, and Richard Weisman, Conference Report: 18th Annual Day in Psychoanalysis, Toronto, 2007 Held on April 28th at George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto. Commentary on keynote speaker Dr J Reid Meloy’s “A Psychoanalytic View of Psychopathy,” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, Fall, 2008, Vol. 16 #2, pp.275-289.

1980- Submission to Hill Commission on Mind Development Groups "A Preliminary Report on the Politics of Psychotherapy in Ontario." Cited and quoted in final report.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming, Showing Remorse: The Role of Public Performance in Shaping the Moral Boundaries of Society, Ashgate Press, 2010

Forthcoming, 2010, Participant and Organizer of panel entitled Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Case of Robert Latimer, Canadian Law and Society Association Meetings, Montreal, June 2-4

Forthcoming, 2010. Presenter at Law and Society Association Meetings and Invitee to Consortium on Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Law and Justice, Chicago, May 25-May 29.


My current research analyzes the social processes by which remorsefulness and remorselessness are claimed by self and attributed by other. Law is one important site for this process in that considerations of remorse enter into judgments about parole, sentencing, dangerous offender status in Canada and capital punishment in the United States.

Area of Specialization

Social Science

Degrees

LL.B. , Osgoode Hall Law School, York Univeristy
Ph.D., Sociology , University of California, Berkeley
M.A., Sociology, University of California, Berkelely
B.A., Sociology and English, Columbia College

Appointments

Glendon

Professional Leadership

2010-2012 President of the Canadian Law and Society Association

2010- Member- Article Prize Committee- Canadian Law and Society Association

2008- Member of Advisory Board of Canadian Journal of Law and Society

2008- Member of Book Prize Committee and presenter of award at CLSA-LSA conference in Montreal, June 1.

2007 to present- Vice President of Canadian Law and Society Association

2001- 2007- Member of the Executive of the Canadian Law and Society Association and editor or co-editor of the CLSA newsletter.

Community Contributions

2003 to present- Circles of Support and Accountability- I have been a volunteer with this Mennonite inspired group that offers support for sex offenders who have been released from prison and who have taken responsibility for their offense. I spoke about the organization on CBC News World in December, 2005.

2005 to 2010- Conflict Mediation- I have worked as a mediator since 2005 with this organization located at Jane and Finch where I have participated in victim/offender mediations. Conflict mediation handles among its other responsibilities cases that are recommended for alternative resolution by Crown attorneys of Justice of the Peace as well as referrals from the community.

2002-2004- PACT- (participation, acknowledgement, commitment, transformation) – victim/offender mediation program dealing with court referrals

Research Interests:

Law and Justice , interpenetration of law and moral regulation, interrelationship between legal discourse and popular discourse

All Publications

Books

Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion, Ashgate Press.

1984 Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts Press. 2nd printing, paperback, 1985.

Book Chapters

2008 “’Why Say Sorry When I Didn’t Do It’: The Dilemma of the Wrongfully Convicted,” in Julian Roberts and Michelle Grossman, eds., Criminal Justice in Canada, 3rd edition, Thomson- Nelson, Toronto, pp.235-245.

2006 - “Spectral Evidence”, Vol. 4, pp.1074-1076 and “Witch Hunts, Modern Political Usage,” Vol. 4, pp.1215-1217 in Richard Golden, editor, Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, 4 Volumes, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA

2000- “Witchcraft and Puritan Beliefs,” pp. 77-88 and “The Invisible World at the Vanishing Point,” pp.512-515 in Elaine G. Breslaw, editor, Witches of the Atlantic World: A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook, New York University Press.

l988 H.W. Arthurs, R. Weisman, and Fred Zemans, "Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism." pp. l23-l85, in Rick Abel and Philip Lewis, eds. Lawyers in Society, Vol. 1, The Common Law World, University of California Press, Los Angeles.

1980 "Professional vs. Traditional," pp.65-69 in The New Religions and Mental Health, edited by Herbert Richardson. Toronto: Edwin Mellen Press.

Journal Articles

2009. “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse,” e-paper at http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/weisman-paper1.pdf , Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2009, “Being and Doing: the Judicial Use of Remorse to Construct Character and Community,” Social and Legal Studies, Vol. 18(1), pp. 47-69.

2007 “Remorse at the Penalty Phase of the Capital Trial: How Psychiatry’s View of ‘Moral Insanity’ Helps Build the Case for Death.” Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 42, pp.187-217.

2006, “Showing Remorse at the TRC: Towards a Constitutive Approach to Reparative Discourse,” University of Windsor Annual Review – Access to Justice, Vol. 24, # 2, Special Issue on Problems Concerning Human Rights, Vol. 24(2), pp.221-239.

2005- Michael Petrunik and Richard Weisman, “Constructing Joseph Fredericks: Competing Narratives of a Child Murderer,” 28 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, pp.75-96.

2004- “Showing Remorse: Reflections on the Gap Between Attribution and Expression in Cases of Wrongful Conviction,” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Vol. 46:2, pp.121-138.

1999 “Detecting Remorse and Its Absence in The Criminal Justice System,” in Austin Sarat and Patricia Ewick, eds. Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, Vol. 34, pp.121-135.

1995 "Reflections on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Mentally Disordered Offenders: 1965-1968," International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, Vol. 18:2, 265-290.

1988 "The Best of Times and the Worst of Times in the Sociology of Law," Law and Society Review, Vol. 21, #5, (1988), 839-844.

1986 H.W. Arthurs, Richard Weisman, and Fred Zemans, "The Canadian Legal Profession." in American Bar Foundation Research Journal, Vol. 18, #3, 447-532.

Conference Proceedings

2010, Participant and Organizer of panel entitled Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Case of Robert Latimer, Canadian Law and Society Association Meetings, Montreal, June 2

2010. Presenter at Law and Society Association Meetings, “Remorse and Social Reconstruction- Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings in South Africa- 1996-2000,” May 29, and Invitee to Consortium on Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Law and Justice, May 25, Chicago..

2008- Chair- session on Language and the Subjects of Violence, Terror, and Society, May 29, and presenter on “Problems and Consequences of How Canadian Parole Boards Decide Who is Remorseful and Who is Not,” May 30, joint LSA- CLSA conference, Montreal.

2007- Chair- Law and Society Panel I- June 1 and Legal Consciousness- June 2, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, Saskatoon.

2007- Toronto Psychoanalytic Society- Response to keynote paper given by Dr. Reid J. Meloy on psychopathy- April 28, Toronto

2006- Chair and organizer- session on Law and Affect- Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, York University, June 1, Toronto

2006- Address to Faculty Council, Arts, York University on current research project- New Approaches to the Study of Remorse, May 5, Toronto

1997 Chair of session on Cross-cultural Perspectives in Epidemiology. XXIII Congress on Mental Health and Law, June 19, Montreal.

1984 Review and commentary on Albert Bergesen's work, The Sacred and the Subversive -presented at meeting of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Chicago, October 25, 1984.

Conference Papers

2009- Participant and presenter- Interdisciplinary Conference on Forgiveness, Salzburg, Austria, March 14-16, presented paper entitled “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse.”

2009- Participant and presenter- Interdisciplinary Conference on Forgiveness, Salzburg, Austria, March 14-16, presented paper entitled “Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse.”

2008- Chair- session on Language and the Subjects of Violence, Terror, and Society, May 29, and presenter on “Problems and Consequences of How Canadian Parole Boards Decide Who is Remorseful and Who is Not,” May 30, joint LSA- CLSA conference, Montreal.

2007- National Parole Board- Guest speaker on “Remorse and Parole Board Hearings” to Directors of National Parole Board-December 13, Ottawa

2006- “Reflections on Reparative Discourse,” presented at midwinter Canadian Law and Society Association Conference conference, January 22, Toronto

2005- “Psychopathy and Remorse- Critical Perspectives,” paper presented at annual Law and Mental Health Conference, July 7, Paris, France.

2005- “Showing Remorse at the TRC: Anatomy of a Flawed Moral Performance,” paper presented at annual Canadian Law and Society Conference, June 27, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia.

2004- “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Law,” participant in round-table conference at Annual Graduate Student Colloquium, May 6- Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

2004- “ Showing remorse: moral performance in criminal justice,” January 31, paper presented at midwinter Canadian Law and Society Association conference, Montreal.

2002- “Retrieving the ‘real’ Joseph Fredericks: Symbol and Reality in Public Policy towards Pedophiles, “ with Michael Petrunik, Department of Criminology, Ottawa, paper presented at Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 15, Chicago

2002- “Showing Remorse: Reflections on the Gap between Expression and Attribution in Wrongful Conviction, “ May 30, paper presented at joint (US) Law and Society Association –Canadian Law and Society Association meetings, Vancouver and panelist commenting on Susan Hirsch’s “The Embassy Bombings Reframed: Constructing Identities, Legal Meanings, and Justice, “ June 2, Vancouver.

2002- Remorse and Wrongful Conviction- further reflections- Paper presented at Conference on Wrongful Conviction: Experiences, Implications, and Moving Towards Justice- April 11, 2002, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.

2002- Wrongful Conviction and the Convicted Innocent- the Dilemma of Remorse- Paper presented at Innocence Project Conference- Osgoode Hall Law School, March 17, 2002.

2001- “Remorse and Wrongful Conviction- An Ideological Impasse?” Paper presented Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Canadian Law and Society Association, May 28, Quebec City.

2001- guest lecture at University of Ottawa Department of Criminology and members of Law Reform Commission on my research on “The Role of Remorse in Criminal Law,” December 14, Ottawa

1997 “Detecting Remorse and its Absence in the Criminal Justice System.” Paper presented at Law and Society Conference, May 29, St.Louis.

1997 “Detecting Remorse and its Absence in the Criminal Justice System.” Paper presented at Law and Society Conference, May 29, St.Louis.

1996 Construction of the Remorseful Offender. Paper presented before Society for the Study of Social Problems, August 15, New York City.

1994 "Methodological and Ethical Problems in Retrieving the Voice of Psychiatric Offenders." Paper presented before XXth Congress on Mental Health and Law, Montreal, June 18.

1993 "Reflections on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Psychiatric Offenders." Paper presented before Joint Session of Canadian Law and Society Association and Canadian Sociological and Anthropological Association on Law and Psychiatry, June 7, Carleton University, Ottawa.

1991 History of Disabilities Colloquium, "Ethical Dilemmas in Studying the Treatment of Psychiatric Offenders," Nov. 5, SUNY, Buffalo.

l99l Perspectives on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Psychiatric Offenders, l965-l978." Conference on the History of Psychiatry, April l2, l99l, Queen Street Mental Health Centre.

l99l "The Promise and Peril of Doing a Recent Social History of Psychiatry." February 7, l99l, Luna Circle, Toronto.

l99l "Problems in Recovering the Voice of the Psychiatric Offender." Colloquium on Madness, January 22, University of Toronto.

l990 History of Disabilities Colloquium: "Studying Institutions for the Criminally Insane," York University, November l2.

l989 Paper presented on Oak Ridge: "Social History of a Therapeutic Community," Queen's University Faculty of Law, November 3.

l989 "Towards a Non-reductionist Approach to Law and Society." Paper presented at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Assocation, June 1, l989, Universite de Laval.

l989 Speaker at Colloquium on Transforming the Law School Curriculum at Osgoode Hall Law School, April 6.

1987 "Critical Thinking in Law and Sociology." Paper presented at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Law and Society Association, June 3, 1987, McMaster University.

1984 "The Canadian Legal Profession." Co-authored paper with H.W. Arthurs and Fred Zemans for Working Group for Comparative Study of Legal Professions of International Sociological Association. Paper presented by H. Arthurs and F. Zemans in Bellagio, Italy on August 9, 1984.

1983 "Popular, Judicial, and Theological Approaches to Witchcraft." Paper presented at American Historical Association, San Francisco, California, December 28,

Book Reviews

1995- Review of Bernard Rosenthal's Salem Story in William and Mary Quarterly, 3rd series, Vol. 52, No. 1, January, 1995, pp. 181-184.

1987 Review of Nachman Ben Yehuda's Deviance and Moral Boundaries in Social Forces, Vol. 66: 1 (September, 1987), 300-302.

1986 Review of Albert Bergesen's The Sacred and the Subversive in Sociological Analysis, Summer, 1986, Vol. 16, #2, 175-177.

1981 Review of Hans Sebald's Witchcraft: The History of a Heresy in Contemporary Sociology, Jan., 1981; 94-95.

Research Reports

2009- Donald Carveth, Judith Deutsch, William Watson, and Richard Weisman, Conference Report: 18th Annual Day in Psychoanalysis, Toronto, 2007 Held on April 28th at George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, University of Toronto. Commentary on keynote speaker Dr J Reid Meloy’s “A Psychoanalytic View of Psychopathy,” Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis, Fall, 2008, Vol. 16 #2, pp.275-289.

1980- Submission to Hill Commission on Mind Development Groups "A Preliminary Report on the Politics of Psychotherapy in Ontario." Cited and quoted in final report.

Forthcoming

Forthcoming, Showing Remorse: The Role of Public Performance in Shaping the Moral Boundaries of Society, Ashgate Press, 2010

Forthcoming, 2010, Participant and Organizer of panel entitled Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Case of Robert Latimer, Canadian Law and Society Association Meetings, Montreal, June 2-4

Forthcoming, 2010. Presenter at Law and Society Association Meetings and Invitee to Consortium on Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in Law and Justice, Chicago, May 25-May 29.