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Molly Joeck

Steering Committee Member, Ph.D Student

Allard School of Law

Faculty of Arts

My work focuses on the securitization of migration, and the intersection between criminal law and migration law. Of late, I have been conducting research on the exclusion of asylum seekers from refugee protection for serious criminality in recent years in Canada. I examine patterns in administrative decision-making in the area of exclusion for serious criminality in an effort to understand what is driving the increase in the criminalization of asylum seeker non-citizens.

I have also been conducting research on migrant detention, employing criminal law principles and concepts in an effort to elucidate the forces at work in the detention of non-citizens in Canada, and to elaborate a more principled framework to understand the detention of migrants. I am working towards a broader project on detention that will cut across migration, criminal, mental health and prison law.