Dr Jonah Rimer

Lecturer in Criminology

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
j.rimer@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51012

Overview

Jonah Rimer is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland. He is also an Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab at York University (Canada), and a Research Affiliate of the Oxford University School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (UK). Jonah holds a Doctorate in Anthropology and an MPhil in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University, and a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Guelph. His primary research areas are cybercrime; online sexual offending; child abuse; social science of the Internet; childhood and youth studies; policy and the justice system; and qualitative, ethnographic, and digital research methods. He is particularly interested in the social elements of cybercrime, and more generally, the sociality of online spaces and impacts of digital media use.

Jonah has previous experience working in a child abuse prevention and treatment agency, and is keen to make connections between policy, practice, and academia. He collaborates with colleagues locally and internationally in academia, law enforcement, and the public sector, and has been invited to present for organisations including the Ontario Provincial Police, the UK Ministry of Justice, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, and Toronto Public Health. Jonah’s research has been funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has experience teaching Criminology, Anthropology, and Digital Research Methods.

Research Interests

  • Cybercrime, particularly the social elements of cybercrime
  • Online offending
  • Child abuse
  • Social science of the Internet, online sociality, and impacts of digital media use
  • Childhood and youth studies
  • Policy and the justice system
  • Qualitative, ethnographic, and digital research methods

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Guelph
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Publications

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Publications

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Book Chapter

  • Tilleczek, Kate C. and Rimer, Jonah R. (2019). Digital capital by/for youth?. In Youth in the Digital Age (pp. 95-112) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429464751-6

  • Rimer, Jonah R. and Tilleczek, Kate C. (2019). Digital media, youth, and social relationships. In Youth in the Digital Age (pp. 113-127) London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429464751-7

  • Rimer, Pearl, Prager, Betsy and Rimer, Jonah [contributing author]. (2016). Clues and cues. In Reaching Out: Working Together to Identify and Respond to Child Victims of Abuse 2nd ed. (pp. 57-77) Toronto, Canada: Nelson Education.

  • Rimer, Pearl, Prager, Betsy and Rimer, Jonah [contributing author]. (2016). The causes and dynamics of child abuse. In Reaching Out: Working Together to Identify and Respond to Child Victims of Abuse 2nd ed. (pp. 19-44) Toronto, Canada: Nelson Education.

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