Johannes Wheeldon

Johannes Wheeldon
Acadia University

LLM, PhD

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September 2015 - October 2018
Norwich University
Position
  • Adjunt Professor
January 2012 - December 2013
Washington State University
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  • WA State Prison Debate and Dialgue
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  • Moral development Cognitive skills
September 2011 - June 2013
Washington State University
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  • Correctional Education / Legal Technical Assistance

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The rapid pace of cannabis legalization in North America has provoked a backlash that is predictable and discouraging. The New Prohibitionists, distinct but related to their predecessors, the Old Prohibitionsists, have offered scholarship rife with conceptual errors, methodological flaws, and practical oversights. While their advice would likely ha...
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Traditionally, qualitative data collection has focused on observation, interviews, and document or artifact review. Building on past work on visual approaches in the social sciences, in this chapter we consider the value(s) of mind maps for qualitative research. Mind maps are useful tools for qualitative researchers because they offer a mean to add...
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There is increasing interest in the use of visual tools and techniques in criminology. Many efforts are based on cultural and critical assumptions and focus on the spectacle of images. However, visual criminology may offer a wider variety of options to produce, frame and disseminate large amounts of information in more accessible ways. Of specific...
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In this article, we explore the role of the Canadian media during the 2008 parliamentary crisis. While the crisis was resolved when the Governor General granted a request for prorogation that allowed the Prime Minister to avoid a vote of no-confidence, debate persists about the wisdom of such action. We argue this event represents an important case...
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While international legal technical assistance has emerged since the 1990s as a means to assist developing and transition countries reform governance structures, debate exists about its value, role and delivery. This article explores the views of 27 Latvian and Canadian participants involved in a Latvian justice reform project between 2002 and 2004...
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In this article I apply Richard Rorty’s view of pragmatism to contemporary criminology through the lens of ontology and criminological theory, epistemology and methodological decision making, and irony in the neo-liberal academy. Although pragmatism in criminology is often used to refer to practical criminal justice suggestions drawn from conservat...
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Describing the 'crisis' in criminology is hardly new. In response to recent concerns, Robert Agnew (2011) has started an important conversation about the value of working toward unifying criminology. In this paper we explore in more depth the complications of such an endeavour. We focus on theoretical assumptions, the political implications of meth...
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The use of graphic representations of experience and the social environment in the data collection process is an emerging approach. The terms diagramming, mapping and drawing are often used interchangeably, with no common interdisciplinary understanding of what they mean. The lack of a unifying terminology has resulted in simultaneous but separate...
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This paper reports the views of 25 Constitutional scholars on the 2008 prorogation. Using a mixed methods approach, the paper presents areas of consensus and concern by focusing on 1) the existence and nature of the Governor General's discretion to prorogue; 2) the impact of prorogation on principles of responsible government; and 3) proposals to g...
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Addressing the ethical misconduct often associated with the criminal justice system requires a better understanding of existing models of criminal justice ethics education. Based on a 12-month mixed methods study of 48 students in a criminal justice internship program at George Mason University, this paper examines the role of coursework by explori...
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Mind maps may provide a new means to gather unsolicited data through qualitative research designs. In this paper, I explore the utility of mind maps through a project designed to uncover the experiences of Latvians involved in a legal technical assistance project. Based on a sample of 19 respondents, the depth and detail of the responses between th...
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Providing post-secondary education in correctional settings has emerged as one of the best ways to reduce recidivism, save taxpayer dollars, and promote post release employment and community reintegration. While a number of studies exist, this paper argues persistent challenges connected to research design, data collection, and the communication of...
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While a number of scholars have offered a variety of constitutional critiques and political analyses for the 2008 prorogation of parliament, to date no comprehensive theoretical exploration has been attempted. In addition to the widespread agreement that the use of prorogation to avoid a potential nonconfidence vote was problematic, some have ackno...
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Justice reform through legal technical assistance has emerged since the 1990s as a means to support developing and transition countries to reform governance structures. To date, few studies have examined which aspects of capacity development can best support the adoption, adaptation and local acceptability of international norms within local justic...
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This article paints a troubling picture of disparate treatment in the Federal Court of Canada. Examining more than 600 immigration and refugee claims, the results link judicial action to litigants' representation, their demographics and national region, and the background and ideology of the judges involved. When compared with prior research in Can...
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This article explores how concept maps and mind maps can be used as data collection tools in mixed methods research to combine the clarity of quantitative counts with the nuance of qualitative reflections. Based on more traditional mixed methods approaches, this article details how the use of pre/post concept maps can be used to design qualitative...
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While the need for new and innovative international coursework in North America has been recognized, developments in North American Universities have been few. Building on Mathias Reimann’s (Penn State International Law Review 22:397–415 [23]) useful justification for a new basic course in international law, this paper provides a discussion of a ne...
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Traditionally, qualitative data collection has focused on observation, interviews, and document or artifact review. Building on earlier work on concept mapping in the social sciences, the authors describe its use in an exploratory pilot study on the perceptions of four Canadians who worked abroad on a criminal justice reform project. Drawing on thi...
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Restorative justice presents important opportunities for those who work in the criminal justice system and those interested in community building through informal mechanisms of social control. Yet fears exist that as a result of the ‘paradoxical identity’ (Pavlich, 200520. Pavlich , G. 2005 . Governing paradoxes of restorative justice , London : Gl...
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The longstanding connection between criminological theory, research and the design and delivery of criminal justice policy has been challenged in the last 3decades by a variety of constraints such as the rise of neoconservative attitudes, symbolic public discourses about crime, and the proliferation of capture, monitor, and detect strategies brough...

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