Margaret Beare

Professor within Sociology and Law at York University

Margaret Beare holds the position of Professor within Sociology and Law at York University. She served from1996-2006 as the first Director of the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, located within Osgoode Hall Law School. Her career combines academic teaching with research and policy development. Margaret worked in the area of police research for eleven years within the Department of the Solicitor General Canada and served two years as Director of Police Policy and Research. She brings an international perspective to her work.


  • Criminal Conspiracies, Organized Crime in Canada (1996)
  • Critical Reflections on Transnational Organized Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption (edited, 2003)
  • Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice (2012)
  • Honouring Social Justice: Honouring Dianne Martin (edited, 2009) in honour of a colleague at Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Major Issues Relating to Organized Crime (with Tom Naylor)
  • Money Laundering in Canada: The Chasing of Dirty and Dangerous Dollars (co-authored with S. Schneider 2007)
  • Police and Government Relations: Who’s Calling the Shots (co-edited with Tonita Murray 2007)
  • Transnational Organized Crime (Library of Essays on Transnational Crime), (2008)