Prof. Benjamin Perrin, JD, LLM

Prof. Benjamin Perrin, JD, LLM


Peter A. Allard School of Law

Vancouver Campus


Drugs, Justice, Law

Contact Information

phone: 604-822-1208

Twitter/ profbenperrin

Alternate Contact

Alex Walls

Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.4636

Cell: 778.984.6173



Criminal law, criminal justice, opioid crisis, overdose, police use of force, substance use, jails, prisons, corrections, mental health and criminal justice,

In the Media

Time to stop playing politics and decriminalize drug possession – iPolitics Vancouver police use taser on man during mental health crisis – Vancouver is Awesome Crime in British Columbia – CBC Radio BC Today (2:50 mark) UBC law professor and bestselling author Benjamin Perrin – Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada’s Opioid Crisis – CTV The Social “The Opioid Crisis” – Exponential with Amanda Lang Shortlist announced for B.C. & Yukon Book Prizes – Vancouver Sun Canada’s hidden crisis: How COVID-19 overshadowed the worst year on record for overdose deaths – Calgary Herald Ottawa urged to decriminalize simple drug possession as overdose deaths reach records highs – CBC Interview with Prof. Perrin on decriminalizing simple possession of illicit drugs – 980 CKNW (Vancouver) Lynda Steele Show Calls to decriminalize drugs grow louder during pandemic – CBC The National (5:53 mark) I was Stephen Harper’s criminal justice adviser. But I now think Canada should decriminalize drugs – Globe and Mail