Dr. Paul Millar

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Associate Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Criminal Justice
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
Dr. Millar teaches in the School of Criminal Justice program within the Faculty of Applied and Professional Studies at Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario. His research interests include Law and Society (especially the effects of social factors on legal outcomes) Criminology, Quantitative Methods and Food. A graduate of the University of Calgary, he is the author of The Best Interests of Children: An Evidence-based Approach (University of Toronto Press, 2009), various journal articles and book chapters. His current research projects include an investigation into the changing homicide clearance rate in Canada, the incarceration of child support debtors in Canada, parenting and child development, family law contempt of court and race and the law.
BASc, University of Waterloo
BA, University of Calgary
MA, University of Calgary
PhD, University of Calgary
Areas of Specialization:

Paul Millar, Ph.D. is a researcher and teacher of law and society, sociology, criminology and quantitative methods.

Research Interests:

​Family Law, Equality and the Law, Quantitative Methods


Paul Millar and Jane Barker (in press) Gender and Academic Promotion to Full Professor in Ontario, Canadian Journal of Sociology.

Martine Dennie & Paul Millar (2019) Exploring the subcultural norms of the response to violence in hockey, Sport in Society, 22:7, 1297-1314

Anna Johnson and Paul Millar (2016) “Invisible No More: Sentencing Post-Gladue in Manitoba and Saskatchewan Manslaughter Cases” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, Vol. 17, p .26-44.

Paul Millar and Terrance Wade (2014) “Food, Agriculture and Health” in Wade et al., eds. “The Social Dimensions of Health and Health Care in Canada” Pearson: Toronto. p.275-302.

Paul Millar and Edward Kruk (2014) "Maternal Attachment, Paternal Overnight Contact, and Very Young Children's Adjustment: A Re-examination" Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 76 No. 1, p. 232-236.

Paul Millar and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (2012) "Whitewashing Criminal Justice in Canada: Preventing Research through Data Suppression" Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 26 No. 3, p. 653-661.

Paul Millar (2010) "Punishing our way out of poverty: The prosecution of child support debt in Alberta, Canada" Canadian Journal of Law and Society Vol. 25 No. 2, p. 149-165.

Paul Millar and Grant Brown (2010) “Explaining gender differences in police arresting and charging behavior in cases of spousal violence” Partner Abuse Vol. 1., No. 3, p. 314-331.

Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Paul Millar (2010) "Research Note: Revisiting the collection of justice statistics by race in Canada" Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 25 No. 1, p. 97-104.

Paul Millar (2009). The Best Interests of Children: An Evidence-based Approach. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Paul Millar (2009) The Effects of Family on Children's Behavioral Difficulties. In Joanne Savage, (Ed), The Development of Persistent Criminality. New York: Oxford University Press.

Paul Millar and Sheldon Goldenberg (2004) A Critical Reading of the Evidence on Custody Determinations in Canada, Canadian Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 21 No.3, p. 425-435.

Paul Millar and Anne H. Gauthier (2002). What Were They Thinking? The Development of the Canadian Child Support Guidelines, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 17, No. 1, p. 139-162.

Paul Millar and Sheldon Goldenberg (1998). Explaining Child Custody Determinations in Canada, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 13, No. 1, p. 209-225.