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Centre for Access to Information and Justice


Alex Luscombe is completing his PhD at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. He has published on issues of policing, corruption, social theory, and freedom of information law. His past research has appeared in Social Forces, British Journal of Criminology, Sociology, International Political Sociology, Policing & Society, Criminology & Criminal Justice, as well as a number of other academic journals and edited volumes. He is co-editor of Freedom of Information and Social Science Research Design (Routledge). He serves on the editorial board of Criminological Highlights, a University of Toronto publication aimed at providing criminal justice practitioners with an accessible overview of recent criminological research. 

Jamie Duncan holds a master's degree from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. As a researcher and consultant, his work engages with the impacts of technology on government-citizen interactions with focus on mobility, security, and urban development. He has written and spoken on topics like policing and citizenship in 'smart' cities, the role of digital media in shaping press agency reporting of the Syrian war, and Canadian immigration policy and discourse. Jamie is an affiliate of the Ethics of AI Lab and Co-coordinator of the Emerging Scholars Program at the University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics.

Andrew Crosby is currently completing a PhD in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. As a freedom of information researcher engaged in social justice initiatives, he has published extensively in independent media, including The Leveller newspaper, Briarpatch Magazine, as well as Vice News. His research has appeared in Security Dialogue and Social Justice, with forthcoming publications in Geoforum and Canadian Public Administration. Andrew is the co-author of Policing Indigenous Movements: Dissent and the Security State.

Kevin Dick is a PhD Candidate and a Queen Elizabeth II Scholar in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and computer science from McGill University. His research interests are centered on the use of machine learning and high-performance computing infrastructure for data mining and analysis of large-scale, publicly available information. His most recent publications can be found in Nature Scientific Reports, the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Computational Biology and Chemistry as well as in the proceedings of numerous conferences. He is an executive editor of the Health Science Inquiry and recent associate technical co-chair for a symposium at the Global Signal and Information Processing conference. As a researcher at the Centre for Access to Information and Justice, he aims to leverage his expertise in bioinformatics, data science, and machine learning to solve digital access problems and advance the use of computational methods for public interest research.