Christopher Sherrin

Chris Sherrin

Dr. Christopher Sherrin joined the faculty in 2006. His primary areas of interest are criminal law and procedure, evidence, and the Charter. He has a particular interest in the study of wrongful convictions and reliability in the criminal justice process. From 2003-2006 he acted as Director of the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Previously, he practiced as defense counsel with the Toronto firm of Cooper, Sandler & West. He has also acted as part-time Assistant Crown Attorney, Consultant to the Commission on Proceedings Involving Guy Paul Morin, Consultant to the Review of Nova’s Scotia’s Response to Claims of Institutional Abuse, and Researcher for the Inquiry Into Pediatric Forensic Pathology in Ontario. He is a long-time member of the local Legal Aid Ontario Area Committee and has been active in judicial and continuing legal education. He is one of the editors of LexisNexis’ Annotated Youth Criminal Justice Act Service. He was appointed Associate Dean (Academic) in June 2017.

Phone: 519 661-2111 ext. 80421
Office: LB 237


Christopher Sherrin, “Understanding and Applying the New Approach to Charter Claims of Unreasonable Delay” (2017) 22 Can Crim L. Rev. 1

Christopher Sherrin, “R. v. Smith and Judicially Reviewing the Scope of Criminal Law under the Charter” (2016) 76 S.C.L.R. (2d) 291

Christopher Sherrin, “Reconsidering the Charter Remedy for Unreasonable Delay in Criminal Cases” (2016) 20 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 263

Christopher Sherrin, “Earwitness Evidence: The Reliability of Voice Identifications” (2016) 52 Osgoode Hall L.J. 819

Christopher Sherrin, “Cross-Examining the Accused on Partial Pre-Trial Silence” (2015) 23 C.R. (7th) 253

Christopher Sherrin, “Mufuta, Reasonable Inferences, and Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Food for Thought” (2015) 17 C.R. (7th) 154

Christopher Sherrin, "R. v. Whyte: Protecting the Innocent (and the Guilty)" (2014) 10 C.R. (7th) 102

Christopher Sherrin, “Wilful Blindness: A Confused and Unnecessary Basis for Criminal Liability?” (2014) 47 U.B.C. L. Rev 709

Christopher Sherrin, “Pre-Sentence Custody: Not Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due” (2013) 17 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 155

Christopher Sherrin, “Excessive Pre-Trial Incarceration” (2012) 75 Sask. L. Rev. 55

Christopher Sherrin, “Guilty Pleas from the Innocent” (2011) 30 Windsor Rev. Legal Soc. Issues 1

Christopher Sherrin, “Distinguishing Charter Rights in Criminal and Regulatory Investigations: What's the Purpose of Analyzing Purpose?” (2010) 48 Alta. L. Rev. 1

Christopher Sherrin, “Declarations of Innocence” (2010) 35 Queen’s L.J. 437

Christopher Sherrin, “The Charter and Protection Against Wrongful Conviction: Good, Bad, or Irrelevant?” in The Charter and Criminal Justice Twenty-Five Years Later, Jamie Cameron and James Stribopoulos, eds. (Markham: LexisNexis, 2008) 377 [also published in (2008) 40 S.C.L.R. 377]

Christopher Sherrin, “Defending a Pediatric Death Case: Problems and Solutions” inPediatric Forensic Pathology and the Justice System: Independent Research Studies, Vol.2 (Toronto: Queen’s Printer, 2008) 203

Dale Ives and Christopher Sherrin, “R. v. Singh – A Meaningless Right to Silence with Dangerous Consequences” (2008) 51 C.R. (6th) 250

Christopher Sherrin, “Comment on the Report on the Prevention of Miscarriages of Justice” (2007) 52 Crim. L.Q. 140

Sherrin, C., “False Confessions and Admissions in Canadian Law” (2005) 30 Queen's L.J. 601

Sherrin, C., “The Privilege Against Self-Incrimination in Regulatory Proceedings: Beginnings (That Never Began)” (2004) 30 Man. L.J. 315

Sherrin, C., “Developments in Criminal Law: The 2000-2001 Term” (2001) 15 S.C.L.R. (2d)  213

Sandler, M. and C. Sherrin, “Developments in Criminal Law: The 1999-2000 Term” (2000) 13 S.C.L.R. (2d) 167

Sherrin, C. and P. Downes, A Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Disclosure and Production<(Aurora: Canada Law Book, 2000)

Sherrin, C., “Jailhouse Informants, Part II: Options for Reform” (1997) 40 Crim. L.Q. 157

Sherrin, C., “Jailhouse Informants, Part I: Problems with Their Use” (1997) 40 Crim. L.Q. 106