Stephen Schneider

Grad Coord Criminology
Faculty of Arts

Faculty Member Information


Organized crime, crime prevention, policing and law enforcement, community development.


Ph.D., Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, 1997
M.S., International Economic Development, University of Pennsylvania, 1993
B.A., Political Science, Carleton University, 1990

Non-Academic Work Experience

1998 - 2000, Manager, KPMG Investigation and Security Inc.
1996 - 1997, Coordinator, Mount Pleasant Crime Prevention Office
1993 - 2015, Independent Criminal Justice Researcher and Consultant, Independent Consultant
1988 - 1993, Research Officer/Policy Analyst, Drugs and Major Crimes Section, Solicitor General Canada

Scholarly Contributions


Schneider Stephen. "Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice" (Spring - 2014)
Schneider Stephen. "Iced: The Story of Organized Crime in Canada" (Spring - 2009)
Beare Margaret, Schneider Stephen. "Money Laundering in Canada: Chasing Dirty and Dangerous Dollars: Money Laundering in Canada" (Spring - 2007)
Schneider Stephen. "Refocusing Crime Prevention: Collective Action and the Quest for Community" (Spring - 2007)

Journal Articles

Schneider Stephen. "Violence, organized crime, and illicit markets: A Canadian case study", Sociology: Problems and Practices 71 (Spring - 2013), 1-18
Schneider Stephen, Hurst Christine. "Obstacles to an integrated, joint forces approach to organized crime enforcement: A Canadian case study", Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 31:3 (Spring - 2008), 359-379
Schneider Stephen. "Testing the Limits of Solicitor-Client Privilege: Lawyers, Money Laundering, and Suspicious Transaction Reporting", Journal of Money Laundering Control 10:1 (Spring - 2006), 27-47
Schneider S. "Privatising economic crime enforcement: Exploring the role of private sector investigative agencies in combating money laundering", Policing and Society 16:3 (Spring - 2006), 285-313
Schneider Stephen. "Organized and financial crimes in the Canadian real estate market", Journal of Property Research 21:2 (Spring - 2005), 1-20
Schneider Stephen. "Money laundering through securities - An analysis of Canadian police cases", Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law 4 (Spring - 2005), 169-184
Schneider Stephen. "Money laundering in Canada: A quantitative analysis of RCMP cases", Journal of Financial Crime 11:3 (Winter - 2004), 282-91
Schneider Stephen. "The incorporation and operation of criminally-controlled companies in Canada", Journal of Money Laundering Control 7:2 (Fall - 2003), 126-38
Schneider Stephen. "Addressing staff safety at high-risk social assistance offices", Security Journal 15:1 (Spring - 2002), 63-81
Schneider Stephen. "Alternative approaches to combating organized crime: A conceptual framework and empirical analysis", International Journal of Comparative Criminology 1:2 (Spring - 2001), 144-179
Schneider Stephen. "Contraband smuggling and its enforcement in Canada: An evaluation of the Canadian Anti-Smuggling Initiative", Trends in Organized Crime 6:2 (Spring - 2000), 3-31
Schneider Stephen. "Organizational obstacles to participation in community crime prevention programs: The case of Mount Pleasant (Vancouver, Canada)", International Criminal Justice Review 10 (Spring - 2000), 32-53
Schneider Stephen. "Transnational organized crime and the Canadian business community", Canadian International Lawyer 4:2 (Spring - 2000), 95-100
Schneider Stephen. "Dirty money: How new money laundering legislation places an increased onus on insurance companies", Canadian Insurance Craig Harris (Summer - 2000), 24-27
Schneider Stephen. "Barriers to communication between police and socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods: A critical theory of community policing", Crime, Law and Social Change 30:4 (Spring - 1999), 347-77
Schneider Stephen. "Maximizing staff safety. Learning lessons after a violent outburst at a government social services office", Canadian Security (Summer - 1999), 30-34
Schneider Stephen. "Combating organized crime in (and by) the private sector: A normative role for Canada’s forensic investigative firms", Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 14:4 (Spring - 1998), 351-67
Schneider Stephen. "The criminal intelligence function: Toward a comprehensive and normative model", Law Enforcement Intelligence Analyst Digest 9:2 (Winter - 1995), 1-26


Schneider Stephen. "Characteristics of a Criminal Organization", Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs Expert Witness Training Workshop (Fall - 2012)
Schneider Stephen. "Ndrangheta: A Historical Analysis and Contemporary Threat Assessment", Law Enforcement Intelligence Units / International Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts Annual Training Conference (Spring - 2012)
Schneider Stephen. "History of Organized Crime in Canada: Parallels with the Present & Lessons Learned", Presentation at the Organized Crime workshop, Conference Board of Canada, Centre for National Security (Winter - 2012)
Schneider Stephen. "Crime Prevention through Social Development", Best Practices to Combat Organized Crime Research Workshop, Public Safety Canada (Fall - 2009)
Schneider Stephen. "Money Laundering: An Analysis of RCMP Case Files", Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario Conference, Traditional Organized Crime, Old is New (Fall - 2008)
Schneider Stephen. "The PALS Program: A Comprehensive Approach to Promoting Resiliency within At-risk Children", The 21st Atlantic Crime Prevention Conference, Crime Prevention Society of Nova Scotia (Spring - 2007)
Schneider Stephen. "Organized crime and money laundering in Canada’s capital markets", Intelligence Led Regulation: Organized Crime in the Global Financial Markets. (Fall - 2004)
Schneider Stephen. "Money laundering in Canada: An analysis of RCMP cases", The Fourth Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Criminology (Spring - 2004)
Schneider Stephen. "Cain and Abel: Scholarly research meets the criminal intelligence function. One vision of the future of strategic criminal intelligence in Canada", The National Organized Crime Workshop. Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (Fall - 2003)
Schneider Stephen. "Combating money laundering in Canada: The role of private sector financial investigative", In Search of Security: An International Conference on Policing and Security. The Law Commission of Canada (Winter - 2003)
Schneider Stephen. "CPTED in low income, high crime neighbourhoods", The 2002 CPTED Ontario Conference: Safety by Design (Fall - 2002)
Schneider Stephen. "Contraband smuggling and its enforcement in Canada", The British Society of Criminology Conference (Summer - 2002)
Schneider Stephen. "Combating money laundering in Canada", The Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association (Spring - 2002)
Schneider Stephen. "Researching organized crime", Canada@theWorld: Canadian National Policy Research Conference (Winter - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "Alternative and innovative approaches to combating transnational (organized) crime", Rethinking the Line: The Canada-U.S. Border. Policy Research Conference. (Fall - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "Crime and the Internet: Predominant problems, enforcement efforts, and legal implications", Science, Truth and Justice. Annual Conference of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (Fall - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "Fraud in Canada and internationally: The survey says. . .", Stop Fraud 2000. Prevention, Detection and Performance Measures for Fighting Crime (Winter - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "Fraud in the airline industry", Loss Prevention Conference (Spring - 1999)
Schneider Stephen. "Organized Crime in the Age of Information", Fifth Annual Meeting of the World Criminal Justice Library Network (Spring - 1999)

Other Publications

Schneider Stephen. "Organized crime"
Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, Seventh Edition (Spring - 2014)
Schneider Stephen. "Addressing Youth Crime and Violence in the HRM: Research Findings and Recommendations"
Report submitted to the Mayor and Council of the Halifax Regional Municipality(as part of the Mayor’s Roundtable on Violence) (Spring - 2014)
Schneider Stephen. "Youth and Gang Violence in the Halifax Regional Municipality"
Mayor's Roundtable on Violence (Fall - 2013)
Schneider Stephen. "Crime Prevention"
Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada (Spring - 2012)
Schneider Stephen. "A Study of the Vulnerability of Marine Ports to Organized Crime"
Report submitted to Public Safety Canada (Spring - 2011)
Schneider Stephen. "Our healthiest industry? Organized crime in Canada"
Literary Review of Canada (Winter - 2010)
Linden Rick, Schneider Stephen. "A Problem-Oriented Approach To Securities Fraud"
Report submitted to Public Safety Canada (Spring - 2010)
Schneider Stephen. "The SMU PALS Program: Final Report (Formative & Summative Evaluation Findings)"
Report Submitted to the National Crime Prevention Centre (Spring - 2010)
Schneider Stephen. "Developing and Applying An Organized Crime Harm Index: A Scoping And Feasibility Study"
Report submitted to Public Safety Canada (Fall - 2009)
Schneider Stephen. "A Review of the Second Chance Program: A Comparison With Theory, Applied Programs, and Best Practices"
Report to the Centre for Entrepreneurial Education and Development (Fall - 2009)
Schneider Stephen. "Money laundering in Canada: An Analysis of RCMP Case Files"
Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, York University (Winter - 2003)
Schneider Stephen. "The Future of Crime: A Review of the Research"
Department of Justice Canada (Winter - 2001)
Schneider Stephen. "Specialized Organized Crime Enforcement in Australia"
Report Submitted to the The Department of Justice Canada (Fall - 2001)
Schneider Stephen. "Organized Crime Data Collection and Impact Assessment Framework"
Report submitted to the The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Working Group on Organized Crime (Summer - 2001)
Schneider Stephen. "Department of Justice: Prioritizing Future Organized Crime Research. Final Report "
The Department of Justice Canada (Winter - 2001)
Schneider Stephen. "Money Laundering in Canada: A Survey of Financial Service Providers"
KPMG Investigation and Security Inc. (Fall - 2000)
Schneider Stephen, Beare Margaret, Hill Jeremy. "Alternative Approaches to Combating Transnational Crime"
Solicitor General Canada. (Fall - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "Internet Hotline Study"
Report submitted to Industry Canada (Fall - 2000)
Schneider Stephen. "1999 Fraud Survey Report"
KPMG Investigation and Security Inc. (Spring - 1999)
Schneider Stephen. "Threat and Risk Assessment. Corporation of the City of London, Community Services Department"
Report submitted to the Corporation of the City of London (Spring - 1999)
Schneider Stephen. "The 1997/98 Performance and Accountability Review of the Federal Anti-Smuggling Initiative"
Submitted to the Ministry of the Solicitor General Canada (Winter - 1999)
Schneider Stephen. "Innovative Approaches to Public Dialogue: A Review of the Literature and Cases"
Submitted to the the Canadian Policy Research Network (Fall - 1998)
Schneider Stephen. "Best Practices in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design"
Report submitted to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Winter - 1997)
Schneider Stephen. "Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit Evaluation: Focus Group Sessions, 1997"
Report submitted to the Ministry of the Solicitor General (Winter - 1997)
Schneider Stephen, Pearcey Patti. "The Theory and Practice of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: A Literature Review"
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Winter - 1996)
Schneider Stephen. "Neighbourhood Watched: A Handbook for the Self-Evaluation of Community Crime Prevention Projects"
Submitted to the Canadian Crime Prevention Council (Spring - 1996)
Schneider Stephen. "Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit Evaluation: Financial Impact Assessment"
Submitted to the Ministry of the Solicitor General (Winter - 1996)
Schneider Stephen. "Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit Evaluation: Focus Group Sessions"
The Ministry of the Solicitor General (Winter - 1996)
Schneider Stephen. "Integrated Proceeds of Crime Units: Six-year Forecast for Fiscal Years 1995/96 to 2000/01"
Submitted to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Summer - 1995)
Schneider Stephen. "Integrated Anti-Drug Profiteering Units Evaluation: Focus Group Sessions"
Submitted to the the Ministry of the Solicitor General (Spring - 1995)
Beare Margaret, Schneider Stephen. "Tracing of Illicit Funds: Money Laundering in Canada"
Solicitor General Canada (Spring - 1990)