or by appointment
Areas of Interest
Risk, insurance, security, and governance; risk in everyday life; criminology, especially relations between media, culture and criminal justice; surveillance studies, especially camera surveillance; social movements and protest, especially in relation to the news media and to policing.
Aaron Doyle was born in London, England and grew up in New Zealand and in Victoria, British Columbia. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked as a journalist for five years. He has a B.A. from the University of Victoria, an M.A. in Criminology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of British Columbia. From 2000-2002, he held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. He joined our department in 2002.
Aaron Doyle, Randy Lippert and David Lyon eds. (2012) Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance. London: Routledge. 456 pp.
Kevin Haggerty, Aaron Doyle and Janet Chan eds. (2011) Crime, Institutional Knowledge and Power: The Rich Criminological Legacy of Richard Ericson. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. 358 pp
Aaron Doyle and Dawn Moore eds. (2011) Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions. Vancouver: UBC Press. 316 pp.
Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle (2004) Uncertain Business: Risk, Insurance and the Limits of Knowledge. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 332 pp.
Aaron Doyle (2003) Arresting Images: Crime and Policing in Front of theTelevision Camera. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 198 pp.
Richard Ericson, Aaron Doyle and Dean Barry (2003) Insurance as Governance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 414 pp.
Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle eds. (2003) Risk and Morality. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 461 pp.
Special Issue Edited
Aaron Doyle ed. (2011) Journal of Business Ethics 103 (Supplement 1) Special Issue on Insurance and Business Ethics
Recent Articles and Chapters
2012 Aaron Doyle and Kevin Walby, “Selling Surveillance: The Introduction of Cameras in Ottawa Taxis”. In A. Doyle, R. Lippert and D. Lyon eds Eyes Everywhere: The Global Growth of Camera Surveillance. London: Routledge. 456 pp.
2011 Aaron Doyle, “Introduction: Insurance and Business Ethics”, Journal of Business Ethics 103 (Supplement 1) Special Issue on Insurance and Business Ethics: 1-5.
2011 Aaron Doyle, “Revisiting the Synopticon: Reconsidering Mathiesen’s ‘The Viewer Society’ in the age of Web 2.0” Theoretical Criminology August 2011 15: 283-299.
2011 Aaron Doyle, Janet Chan and Kevin Haggerty, “Transcending the Boundaries of Criminology: The Example of Richard Ericson”. In Mary Bosworth and Carolyn Hoyle eds. What is Criminology? Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2010 Aaron Doyle and Richard Ericson, “Five Ironies of Insurance”. In G. Clark. G. Anderson, C. Thomann and J.M. Graf Von Der Schulenburg. The Appeal of Insurance. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
2009 Kevin Walby and Aaron Doyle, “Their Risks are My Risks: On Shared Risk Epistemologies” Sociological Research Online 14(4).
2009 Photo Essay: Photographs by Tony Fouhse. Essay by Aaron Doyle. “User: Photographing Crack Users As Exploitation, Art, Documentary and Sociology.” New Social Inquiry 1.
2008 Jennifer Whitson and Aaron Doyle, “Second Life and Governing Deviance in Virtual Worlds”. In Stephane Leman-Langlois ed. Technocrime: Technology, Crime and Social Control. Cullompton: Willan. Pp. 88-111.
2007 Aaron Doyle, “Introduction: Trust, Citizenship and Exclusion in the Risk Society”. In Law Commission of Canada eds. Risk and Trust: Including or Excluding Citizens. Halifax: Fernwood. pp 7-22.
2006 Aaron Doyle. “How Not To Think About Crime in the Media” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 48 (6): 867-886.
2006 Richard Ericson and Aaron Doyle. “The Institutionalization of Deceptive Sales in Life Insurance: Five Sources of Moral Risk”. British Journal of Criminology 46 (6): 993-1010.
2006 Aaron Doyle, “An Alternative Current in Surveillance and Control: Broadcasting Surveillance Footage of Crimes”. In K. Haggerty and R. Ericson eds. The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp 199-224.
2006 Richard Ericson, Dean Barry and Aaron Doyle, “The Moral Hazards of Neo-Liberalism: Lessons from the Private Insurance Industry”, In Benjamin Goold and Lucia Zedner (eds.) Crime and Security. Ashgate. Reprinted from Economy and Society 29 (4) November: 532-558.
2006 Laura Huey, Kevin Walby and Aaron Doyle “Cop Watching in the Downtown Eastside: Exploring the Use of (Counter) Surveillance as a Tool of Resistance”. In Torin Monahan ed. Surveillance and Security: Technological Politics and Power in Everyday Life. London: Routledge. P. 149-165.