I studied social anthropology at Carleton University (BA 1984) and the University of Toronto (MA 1985, Ph.D. 1992) and came to the University of Guelph in 1993. I am interested in how forms of inequality are produced and reproduced socially and culturally through historical practices and changes...
Dr. Parnaby completed his PhD in sociology at McMaster University in 2004 before joining the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Guelph. Dr. Parnaby’s primary interest is in the sociology of risk and risk discourse as they relate to issues of expertise, social control, and governance. His most recent publications have looked at how discourses of risk are implicated in the exercising of control with respect to crime prevention through environmental design and financial planning. In addition, Dr. Parnaby also researches and writes in the areas of social constructionism, social deviance, and policing.
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Parnaby, Patrick F. Health and finance: exploring the parallels between health care delivery and professional financial planning. Journal of Risk Research. Vol. 14(10) 2011: 1191-1205.
Parnaby, Patrick F. and Myra Leyden. Dirty Harry and the Station Queens: A Mertonian Analysis of Police Deviance. Policing and Society. Vol. 21(3) 2011: 249-264.
O’Grady, William., Patrick F. Parnaby, Justin Schikschneit. Guns, Gangs, and the Underclass: A Constructionist Analysis of Gun Violence in a Toronto High School. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Vol. 52(1) 2010: 55-78.
Parnaby, Patrick F. Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride: Financial Planners and the Symbolic Domination of Clients. Canadian Journal of Sociology Vol. 34(4) 2009: 1065-1086.
Parnaby, Patrick F. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Financial Hardship, the Dynamics of Power, and the Prospects of Governance. Crime, Law, and Social Change. Vol. 48, (1) 2007: pp. 73-85.
Parnaby, Patrick F. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Discourses of risk, social control, and a neo-liberal context. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Vol. 48, (1), 2006: pp. 1-30.
Parnaby, Patrick F., and Vincent F. Sacco. Fame and Strain: The Contributions of Mertonian Deviance Theory to an Understanding of the Relationship between Celebrity and Deviant Behaviour. Deviant Behavior. Vol. 25, (1), 2004: pp. 1-26.
Parnaby, Patrick F. Disaster Through Dirty Windshields: Law, Order, and Toronto’s Squeegee Kids. Canadian Journal of Sociology. Vol. 28, (3), 2003: pp. 281-307.