Tyler Joseph King

PhD Student

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Neurolaw
  • Criminal Theory
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Wrongful Convictions

Working Dissertation


Catherine Evans


Tyler is a PhD student at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. He is interested in theories of responsibility, guilt and remorse, particularly in relation to how these concepts are being influenced and shifted by modern “truth-seeking” technologies (such as fMRI scans). Prior to completing his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice at Ryerson University, Tyler was an infantry reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces. He also has experience in private intelligence/investigations, and remains a licensed private investigator in the province of Ontario.


King, Tyler (2018). “The Hacker ‘Ethic:’ Digital Infrastructures as the Battleground of Conflicting Liberalism.” Society and Space 


BA (Criminal Justice), Ryerson University
MA (Criminology and Sociolegal Studies), University of Toronto


“Life after wrongful conviciton: Exploring the potential aggravating and mitigating factors related to exoneree reintegration”; Regulation, Accountability, and Reform Attempts; University of Toronto, Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Graduate Conference,