PhD Student, 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 416.946.5298 Twitter Google Scholar
Policing, corruption, white collar crime, freedom of information law, research methods
Supervisor: Matthew Light
University of Victoria, Sociology, BA (Honours), 2008-2012
Carleton University, Sociology, MA, 2013-2015
University of Toronto, Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, PhD, 2017-Present
Alex Luscombe is a PhD student in the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and a Junior Fellow at Massey College. Currently, he is editing a book titled Privatization, Private Influences, and Criminal Justice in Canada (with D. Silva and K. Walby, under advanced contract with UBC Press). His dissertation research is on the policing of corruption and economic crime in Canada.
Walby, Kevin, and Alex Luscombe (eds). In press. Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design. New York: Routledge.
Walby, Kevin, and Alex Luscombe. 2018. “Research Ethics and Freedom of Information Requests in Qualitative Research.” Research Ethics 14(4): 1-15.
Luscombe, Alex. 2018. “Deception Declassified: The Social Organisation of Cover Storying in a Secret Intelligence Operation.” Sociology 52(2): 400-415.
Walby, Kevin, Randy K. Lippert, and Alex Luscombe. 2017. “The Police Foundation’s Rise: Issues and Implications for Public Policing’s Dark Money.” The British Journal of Criminology 58(4): 824-844.
Fridman, Daniel, and Alex Luscombe. 2017. “Gift-Giving, Disreputable Exchange, and the Management of Donations in a Police Department.” Social Forces 96(2): 507-528.
Luscombe, Alex, and Kevin Walby. 2017. “Theorizing Freedom of Information: The Live Archive, Obfuscation, and Actor-Network Theory.” Government Information Quarterly 34(3): 379-387.
Luscombe, Alex, Kevin Walby, and Randy K. Lippert. 2017. “Brokering Access Beyond the Border and in the Wild: Comparing Freedom of Information Experiences in Canada and the United States.” Law & Policy 39(3): 259-279.
Walby, Kevin, and Alex Luscombe. 2017. “Criteria for Quality in Qualitative Inquiry and Use of Freedom of Information Requests in Social Research.” Qualitative research 17(5): 537-553.
Walters, Walters, and Alex Luscombe. 2016. “Hannah Arendt and the Art of Secrecy; Or, the Fog of Cobra Mist.” International Political Sociology 11(1): 5-20.
In the Press
- Analysis on arrest statistics for cannabis possession by PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah published in Vice News has been referenced in the recent parliamentary report on Bill C-93
- Analysis on arrest statistics by PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is cited in an op-ed calling for mass pardons for cannabis convictions
- PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah pen opinion piece on why legalization won’t change racial disparities in cannabis arrests
- PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah provide analysis on arrest statistics for cannabis possession
- PhD Student Alex Luscombe speaks about using Access to Information (ATI) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as data sources