The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. Founded in 1963 by Professor John Edwards, the Centre’s faculty and students study crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. The Centre recently celebrated 50 years of Criminology at the University of Toronto.
With backgrounds in sociology, history, law, psychology, philosophy and political science, the faculty are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research. The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies offers a graduate program for masters and doctoral students. The Centre also administers the undergraduate Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Program at Woodsworth College.
The Centre’s library (the Criminology Information Service) houses the leading Canadian research collection of criminological material, consisting of more than 25, 000 books, journals, government reports, statistics and other documents.

Order of Canada Congratulations!

Anthony N. Doob with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.

(Credit: Sgt Ronald Duchesne)

Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob has been appointed to the Order of Canada for his scholarship in the field of criminology and for his role in shaping Canadian justice policy. The prestigious Order of Canada is awarded to individuals for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. The Centre wishes to congratulate Tony on this well deserved honour.

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Speaker Series & Events

2016 Edwards Lecture

Friday April 8th, 2016

Are we there yet? The future of penal reform and the carceral state in the US.”

Speakers:  Marie Gottschalk, Professor at the University of Pennsylvania
Time 4:30 – 6:30pm
PLACE: Canadiana Gallery Building  Rm 160 – 14 Queen’s Park Cres West
Reception to follow. Attendence is freee but Registration is required.  Please RSVP by Monday, April 4th to

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation, please contact Lori Wells at  (416) 978- 3722 x 226 or email to make appropriate arrangements

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