Dr Jonah Rimer

Senior Lecturer

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

Overview

Jonah Rimer is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Queensland, and Convenor of the Cyber Criminology field of study for UQ's postgraduate Cyber Security programs. He is also an Associate Researcher with the Young Lives Research Lab (Canada), and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). Jonah holds a DPhil 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 human factors and 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, the public sector, and the not-for-profit sector, and he has been invited to present for organisations including the Ontario Provincial Police, the UK Ministry of Justice, the Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Toronto Public Health, the Queensland Police Service, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children. Jonah's research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the Royal Anthropological Institute, and the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Australia. He has experience teaching Criminology, Anthropology, and Research Methods, and currently teaches CRIM7080 (Cyber Criminology and Global Security), CRIM7060 (Cybercrime Offending), and CRIM2080 (Criminology and Global Security).

Research Interests

  • Cybercrime, particularly the human factors and 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 (Hons), University of Guelph
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Tilleczek, Kate C. and Rimer, Jonah R. (2019). Digital capital by/for youth?. Youth in the Digital Age: paradox, promise, predicament. (pp. 95-112) edited by Kate C. Tilleczek and Valerie M. Campbell. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429464751-6

  • Rimer, Jonah R. and Tilleczek, Kate C. (2019). Digital media, youth, and social relationships. Youth in the Digital Age: paradox, promise, predicament. (pp. 113-127) edited by Kate C. Tilleczek and Valerie M. Campbell. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429464751-7

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

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

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor