Tamara Humphrey

Tamara  Humphrey
Assistant Professor

PhD (University of Calgary, 2017), Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Ottawa, 2017-18)

Office: COR A357

Tamara Humphrey is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology.

Her doctoral research, under the supervision of Erin Gibbs Van Brunschot, investigated how exposure to trauma in childhood impacts offending over the life course. Prior to joining the University of Victoria in 2018, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Tracy Vaillancourt, studying bullying perpetration and peer victimization.

Dr. Humphrey’s scholarly interests focus on a range of issues concerning crime, with a broad focus on the causes and consequences of violence. She primarily uses a life course perspective to analyze how the intersection of various social statuses including race, class and gender impact trajectories of offending and interactions with the criminal justice system.

Her work has been published internationally in journals such as the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology and the International Criminal Justice Review.


  • Criminology
  • Developmental and life-course theories of crime
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Quantitative methods
  • Domestic violence
  • Bullying
  • Gender and crime