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Richard M Weisman

Professor

Sociology

   416-736-2100x88372
   rweisman@yorku.ca

Popular Trials and Political Trials, Socio-Legal Studies, Law and the Regulation of Emotion

Doctorate:
University of California
Masters:
University of California

LLB.

Osgoode Hall Law School

Current research project- grant application submitted for three year study of how remorse is attributed in the Australian criminal justice system.

Books

 Scholarly books

1. *Weisman, Richard, Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014) pp.i-viii, 1-149.

2. Weisman, Richard, Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts(Amherst, Mass.:University of Massachusetts Press, 1984, 2nd printing, paperback, 1985) pp.i-xiv, 1-267.

Journal Articles

Refereed journal articles

’Being and Doing: The Judicial Use of Remorse to Construct Character and Community’(2009)18(1) Social and Legal Studies47-69.

”Commentary on Dr.J. Reid Meloy’s ‘A Psychoanalytic View of Psychopathy’”(2008) 16(2) Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis 275-289(co-authored with Donald Carveth, Judith Deutsch, and William Watson)

’Remorse at the Penalty Phase of the Capital Trial: How Psychiatry’s View of Moral Insanity Helps Build the Case for Death’(2008) 42 Studies in Law, Society, and Politics 187-217.

 Showing Remorse at the TRC: Towards a Constitutive Approach to Reparative Discourse’ (2006) 24(2) University of Windsor Annual Review- Access to Justice, 221-239.

‘Constructing Joseph Fredericks: Competing Narratives of a Child Murderer’(2005)28 International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 75-96(co-authored with Michael Petrunik)

Showing Remorse: Reflections on the Gap Between Attribution and Expression in Cases of Wrongful Conviction’(2004) 46(2) Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 121-138.

‘Detecting Remorse and Its Absence in the Criminal Justice System’(1999) 34 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 121-135.

Reflections on the Oak Ridge Experiment with Mentally Disordered Offenders, 1965-1968(1995) 18(2) International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 265-290.

The Best of Times and The Worst of Times in the Sociology of Law’ (1988)21(5) Law and Society Review 839-844

The Canadian Legal Profession’ (1986) 18(3) American Bar Foundation Research Journal 447-532(co-authored with Harry Arthurs and Fred Zemans

 

Book Chapters

Book chapters

’Regulating the Expression of Remorse and the Building of Moral Communities’ in Catherine Abell and Joel Smith(eds.), Emotional Expression : Philosophical, Psychological, and Legal Perspectives(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) accepted for publication on October 14, 2015.

’”Why Say Sorry When I Didn’t Do It’” : The Dilemma of the Wrongfully Convicted’ in Julian Roberts and Michelle Grossman(eds.), Criminal Justice in Canada, 5th Edition(Thomas- Nelson: Toronto, 2015) 235-245.

Coupling and Decoupling Remorse and Forgiveness in Legal Discourse’ in Geoffrey Karabin and Karolina Wigura(eds.) ,Forgiveness: Promise, Possibility and Failure(Inter-Disciplinary Net Press-eBook:Oxford, UK, 2012) 145-158.

‘Spectral Evidence’ in Richard Golden(ed.) Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, 4 Volumes(Santa Barbara, California:ABC-CLIO Press, 2006) Vol. 4, 1074-1076.

‘Witch Hunts, Modern Political Usage’ in Richard Golden(ed.) ,Encyclopedia of Witchcraft: The Western Tradition, 4 Volumes(Santa Barbara, California:ABC- CLIO Press, 2006) Vol. 4, 1215-1217.

'Witchcraft and Puritan Beliefs’ in Elaine G. Breslaw(ed.), Witches of the Atlantic World: A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook(New York City: New York University Press, 2000) 77-88.

‘The Invisible World at the Vanishing Point’ in Elaine G. Breslaw(ed.), Witches of the Atlantic World: A Historical Reader and Primary Sourcebook(New York City: New York University Press, 2000), 512-515.

‘Canadian Lawyers: A Peculiar Professionalism’ in Rick Abel and Philip Lewis(eds.) ,Lawyers in Society, Vol. 1: The Common Law World(Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986), 123-185(co-authored with Harry Arthurs and Fred Zemans)

‘Professional v. Traditional’ in Herbert Richardson(ed.), The New Religions and Mental Health(Toronto: Edwin Mellen Press, 1980)65-69.

 


June 5, 2015-  Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion-  2015 Book Prize- Canadian Law and Society Association .

August 19, 2014- Showing Remorse: Law and the Social Control of Emotion.  Certificate of Honorable Mention for Distinguished Book Award for 2014 from the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association.

June, 1986 -Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts. Received Certificate of Honourable Mention from Society of Colonial Wars-  as notable contribution to American Colonial history.

May, 1985 Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in Seventeenth Century Massachusetts -designated as one of the outstanding academic works of 1984 by Choice- official publication of the American Association of College and Research Libraries- a division of American Library Association.

 

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