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:

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."