Christopher J. Schneider

Professor, Coordinator, Criminal Justice Certificate
  • Ph.D., Arizona State University

Office: Clark Hall 425


Phone: 204-727-7439

Fax: 204-726-0473

Teaching Areas: Media, Social Control, Symbolic Interactionsim, Qualitative Research Methods

Research Areas: Mass Media, Social Media, Popular Culture, Social Order, Social Control, Mediated Interaction 

Dr. Schneider’s research has sought to understand changes in social reality and the human condition attributed to media. He has written or collaborated on five books and has published dozens of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, and essays. Dr. Schneider has received national and international award recognition for his scholarship and public service contributions as well as more than a dozen teaching awards and related honours. 

Dr. Schneider is the author of Policing and Social Media: Social Control in an Era of New Media (Lexington Books | Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Policing and Social Media reached No. 1 on Amazon's list of "Hot New Releases in Canadian Politics" and has received critical acclaim from scholars, activists, police practitioners, and journalists. He has published on a range of substantive topics including, a co-authored research methods book (with 2,900+ citations), and papers and books that explore issues like police legitimacy, police body worn cameras, crime, law, risk, riots and civil unrest, surveillance and technology matters, sexual misconduct, music culture, beard culture, mobile phones, celebrity, and public pedagogy, to name a few.

Dr. Schneider’s writing, research, and commentary have been featured in hundreds of news reports around the world, including the New York Times, NBC News, and WGN-TV in Chicago. Dr. Schneider previously held the Endowed Chair of Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University (spring term 2019) and the Public Visiting Scholar position at Wilfrid Laurier University (fall term 2016). Dr. Schneider is the PI (CO-I Dr. Stacey Hannem of Wilfrid Laurier University) on a $77,718 SSHRC Insight Grant (2020-2023) investigating women’s experiences of risk and safety in heavy metal and hard music scenes.