Michael Adorjan, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Sociology McMaster University
MA in Criminology University of Toronto

Michael Adorjan

Areas of Research

youth and cyber risk
perceptions of youth online from the perspectives of youth, parents and educators; surveillance and monitoring of youth; digital citizenship and youth activism; cyber risk and social media
fear of crime
public perceptions of crime, safety and security; connections to citizenship
perceptions of police
public perceptions of police; role of of social media in mediating these perceptions
social construction of youth crime
perceptions towards and responses to youth crime; policy responses in Canada and Hong Kong; colonialism and citizenship; debates over minimum age of criminal responsibility
social construction of social problems
empirical studies and epistemological debates of social problems from a social constructionist framework

Supervising degrees

Sociology Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Sociology Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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