Dr. Christopher J. Schneider

Author, Professor, Speaker

Dr. Schneider’s research offers a better understanding of how social media has changed police and criminal justice response to crime and provides a renewed emphasis on the necessity to due process in a world where information about a criminal event is available immediately to the public.

The Canadian Criminal Justice Association

I have received national and international award recognition for my research contributions and public service and more than a dozen teaching awards and related honours. Selected examples include:

2022 Brandon University Senate Award for Excellence in Research 

Recognizes and honours those individuals who excel in scholarship and research. 

2021 Harper College Distinguished Alumni Award

Recognizes alumni who have "distinguished themselves in their careers and in their service to community." Situated in Chicago's northwestern suburbs, Harper College is among the largest community colleges in the United States, serving more than 35,000 annually.

2020 Emerald Literati Award: Outstanding Author Contribution Award

Awarded for the "2017 Couch-Stone Symposium Keynote Address: The Interaction Order in the Twenty-first Century and the Case of Police Legitimacy." The award is given in recognition of "authors who have contributed something new or of significant value to the body of knowledge, either in terms of approach or subject matter." 

2017 Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA) Public Education Award

The CCJA was founded in 1919 and is a national organization working for an improved justice system in Canada. The Award recognizes "persons who significantly advance public understanding in Canada of the need for, and elements of, a humane and effective criminal justice system." 

2016 Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) Early-In-Career-Award

The SSSI is an international professional organization of scholars. The Award "honors those scholars who have made significant contributions within the first ten years since the completion of their PhDs." 

2013 The Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia (CUFA BC), Distinguished Academics Early-In-Career Award

The CUFA BC Award recognizes "outstanding contributions made by scholars at relatively early stages." The CUFA BC represents 4,600 university professors and other academic staff at the province's five doctoral universities.    


2011 University of British Columbia, Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

University-wide award in recognition of teaching excellence.

2010 University of British Columbia, Award for Public Education Through Media 

Award recognizes "creatively and actively sharing research expertise via the news media."