Nowlin, C.  Judging Obscenity: A Critical History of Expert Evidence (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003).

De Nike, H., Ewald, U., Nowlin, C. (Eds.), 1995, Crime in East Europe: Recent Reflexions from the Eastern Academy, Bonn: Forum Verlag Godesberg.

De Nike, H., Ewald, U., Nowlin, C. (Eds.), 1995, Victimization Perception after the Breakdown of State Socialism, Berlin: Gesellschaft fur sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung und Publizistik mbH (GSFP).


Nowlin, C. “In what Sense is a Common Law Marriage a Matter of Common Law or Marriage?” (July 2018), 76(4) The Advocate 503-508.

Nowlin, C.  “Jury Questions Put Practicality and Principle to the Test” (Fall 2011), The Verdict (Vancouver, BC: Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia).


Nowlin, C.  Review of Hannes Rastam, Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer, trans. Henning Koch (Edinburgh: Canongate Books, 2013), in Volume 72:3 of The Advocate (May 2014).

Nowlin, C. Review of J. Reilly, Bad Medicine: A Judge’s Struggle for Justice in a First Nations Community (Calgary: Rocky Mountain Books, 2010), in Volume 69:3 of The Advocate (May 2011).

Nowlin, C.  50th Anniversary Review of John Kenneth Galbraith’s, The Affluent Society (1958), in The Progressive Economics Forum at

Nowlin, C.   Review of Childs, M., and Ellison, L. (Eds.), Feminist Perspectives on Evidence, Cavendish: Clarendon Press, 2000, in (2001) 10 Journal for Social & Legal Studies 553.


Nowlin, C. “200 Years After Frankenstein” (2018) 61(3) Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 431-450.

Nowlin, C. “Will the Ghost of Chaulk Past Ever Stop Haunting the NCRMD Present?” (2018) 65 Criminal Law Quarterly 297-311.

Nowlin, C. “Canada’s Provocation  Reform and the Need to Revisit Culpability in ‘Loss of Control’ Cases” (2018) 23 Canadian Criminal Law Review 43.

Nowlin, C. “Understanding and Undermining the Growth Paradigm,” in 56(3) Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review (2017) 559-593;

Nowlin, C.  “Should Deceased Persons Be Allowed to Raise Self-Defence? Case Comment on R. v. Knibbs (2011), 43:2 U.B.C. Law Review 447.

Nowlin, C.  “The Rule against Admitting Exculpatory Statements of Accused Persons: A Shiny Coin that has Lost its Currency” (2010), 13:3 New Criminal Law Review 515.

Nowlin, C.  “The Real Benefit of Trial by Jury for an Accused Person: A Constitutional Right to Jury Nullification” (2008), 53 Criminal Law Quarterly 293.

Nowlin, C.  “Narrative Evidence: A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing, Part 1” (2006) 51(2) Criminal Law Quarterly 238.   Part 2 is published in (2006) Vol. 51(3) of the CLQ.

Nowlin, C.  “Excluding the Post-Offence Undercover Operation from Evidence – ‘Warts and All’” (2004) 8 Canadian Criminal Law Review 381.

Nowlin, C.  “Taking Aboriginal Justice Beyond Gladue: Canadian Criminal Law in Conflict with Human Rights” (2004), 67 Sask. Law Review 59.

Nowlin, C.  “The Protection of Morals Under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” (2002) 24 Human Rights Quarterly 264.

Nowlin, C.  “Should Any Court Accept the ‘Social Authority’ Paradigm?” (2001) 14 The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence 55.

Nowlin, C.  “Expert Evidence in English Obscenity Law: Implications of the Human Rights Act 1998” (2001) 1 Common Law World Review 94 (previously Anglo-American Law Review).

Nowlin, C. “Where is the Rhyme in the Reasoned Apprehension of Harm Doctrine?” (1999),  57 The Advocate 843.

Nowlin, C. “Meeting the Challenge of Canada’s Sentencing Reforms: Long Before s.718 and Shortly After R. v. M.(C.A.)” (1999), 4 Can. Crim. L. R. 175.

Nowlin, C., “The Relevance of Stereotypes to s.15 Analysis – Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium et al. v. Minister of Justice et al.: Case Comment” (1996) 30:2 U.B.C. Law Review 333.

Gatowski, S., Dobbin, S., Richardson, J., Nowlin, C., Ginsburg, G., “The Diffusion of Scientific Evidence: A Comparative Analysis of Admissibility Standards in Australia, Canada, England, and the United States, and their Impact on Social and Behavioural Sciences” (1995) 4:3 Expert Evidence: The International Digest of Human Behavior, Science, and Law 86.

Nowlin, C., “Against the Recodification of the Canadian Criminal Code” (1993) 27:2 U.B.C. Law Review 291.

Nowlin, C., “Critics, Nietzsche, and the Criminal Law” (1992) 5:2 The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 275.


Nowlin, C. “Undermining the Growth Paradigm: Affinities between The Human Condition and The Affluent Society,” presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, in Boston, Massachusetts (April 5 to April 9, 2017).

Nowlin, C.  ” The Return of American Consumers to the Soil,” presented at Second International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), at the University of Maine, in Orono, Maine, on June 15, 2016.

Nowlin, C. “American Drug Policy in relation to Mexico: Americans Should Be Allowed to Buy Ethically,” presented at Western Society for Criminology Conference, in Honolulu, Hawaii, on February 8, 2014

Nowlin, C.  “The Importance of Culture to the Climate Change Debates”, presented as part of the Necessary Voices Lecture Series at the Vancouver Public Library, April 15, 2008.

Nowlin, C.  “Judging Obscenity”, presented as part of the Necessary Voices Lecture Series at the Vancouver Public Library, October 15, 2003.

Nowlin, C.  “Mill’s Rights-based Approach to the Protection of Morals Debate” presented at London University College for the Annual Society of Public Teachers of Law Conference, London, September 21, 2000.

Nowlin, C. “Honouring Canada’s Latest Sentencing Reforms: How the Judiciary has Reacted and Undermined the Cause of Justice” presented at the Criminal Justice Sub-Section meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, in Vancouver, January 21, 1998.