Nathan Innocente. Image by Blake Eligh.

Nathan Innocente

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream Sociology
Email:
nathan.innocente@utoronto.ca
Phone:
905-828-3945
Office Location:
MN6284
Address:
3359 Mississauga Road
Mississauga , ON
L5L 1C6

Professor Nathan Innocente specializes in criminology, the sociology of professions, and teaching and learning. His criminological research encompasses fraud, organizations, and punishment. He studies the relationship between changes in organizational contexts and the emergence of new opportunities for fraud. His research brings together elements of institutionalism, identity crime, and strain to explain the perpetration of mortgage fraud and the ways in which fraud is used to achieve homeownership. His prior research on punishment uses parole and youth sanctions to study questions of gender, punishment, and the role of community in criminal sanctions. His current pedagogical research explores research ethics in the scholarship of teaching and learning. In addition, he studies the efficacy of problem-based learning pedagogy in criminology and sociology. His research on professions highlights how changing institutional contexts expose segments of the legal profession to competition from nonprofessional occupations, and the strategies professionals use to retain control over their work.

Professor Innocente teaches courses in criminology and socio-legal studies, crime and organizations, and identity crime, as well as introduction to sociology and experiential learning. He also teaches on organizational and psychological aspects of white-collar crime for the Master of Forensic Accounting program.

Publications

Innocente, Nathan and Jayne Baker. 2018. “The Teaching Fellowship: Implementing and Assessing a Mentorship Model for Graduate Student Teaching and Training.” Teaching Sociology 46(4):335-345.

Marinos, Voula, Nathan Innocente, and Christine Goodwin. 2018. “Giving Voice: Prioritizing Youth Agency in Criminal Justice Diversion.” Pp. 256-274 in The Sociology of Child and Youth Studies in Canada Reader, edited by Xiaobei Chen, Rebecca Raby, and Patrizia Albanese. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Hyde, Carolyn, Voula Marinos, and Nathan Innocente. 2016. “What Do Meaningful Consequences and Fair and Proportionate Accountability Mean to Youth Offered Extrajudicial Sanctions in Ontario?” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 58(2):194-220. 

Hannah-Moffat, Kelly and Nathan Innocente. 2013. “To thrive or simply survive: Parole and the Post-release needs of Canadian women existing prison.” Pp.77-97 in Women Exiting Prison: Critical Essays on Gender, Post-release Support and Survival, edited by Bree Carlton and Marie Segrave. New York: Routledge

Marinos, Voula and Nathan Innocente. 2008. “Factors Influencing Police Attitudes Towards Extrajudicial Measures under the YCJA.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 50(4):469-489.

Research

Fraud, Identity Crime, Crime and Organizations, Youth Justice, Parole, Professions, Teaching and Learning

Other

Specialization: 
Criminology, Law and Society, Stratification, Work and Labour Markets
Current Courses: 
SOC208H5, SOC303H5, SOC366H5, SOC423H5
Education: 
PhD (Sociology, University of Toronto)
MA (Sociology, University of Toronto)
MA (Criminology, University of Toronto)
BA (Criminology, University of Windsor)