Welcome to the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
CrimSL is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. The Centre’s faculty and students study crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches and are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research.
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News and Events
Professor Mariana Valverde was interviewed by Dr. Peter Carr (University of Waterloo) about governance of the Sidewalk Labs / Waterfront Toronto Smart City project. (read more)
Details of CrimSL 2018 Fall Speaker Series are out now!
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Dr. Philip Girard, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School who has been a Visiting Professor here at CrimSL for the last year and a half, and Dr. Jim Phillips, cross-appointed to CrimSL from U of T Faculty of Law and a former director the Centre, have recently published … (read more)
Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published, with a focus on research that is policy-relevant. It is produced by a group of about a dozen academics, with support from the Department of Justice, Canada. Learn more.
In the Current Issue (Vol 17, No 5), we ask:
- What kinds of police activities suppress voter turnout?
- How are people affected by police shootings of unarmed civilians?
- Are politicians right when they suggest that higher rates of pretrial detention would reduce crime?
- Who benefits from high concentrations of immigrants in a neighbourhood?
- When punishments are decreased in a jurisdiction and crime goes up, is it possible to determine whether one caused the other?
- How good are people at evaluating forensic science evidence in court?
- Should restorative justice conferences be used with youths charged with crimes?
- Does it matter where accused people sit in court during their trials?
Browse the complete Criminological Highlights archive
The deadline for the online application has now passed.
All documents must be received by January 21, 2019.
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Our Scholars in the News
- CBC News: PhD student Adam Ellis pens op-ed about the need to address the root causes of violence
- The Toronto Star: PhD student Adam Ellis pens op-ed critiquing a public health approach to reducing gun violence
- The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on the number of homicides in Toronto in 2018
- Edmonton Journal: Professor Anthony Doob discusses supervision after an individual is released from prison
- The Huffington Post: PhD student Erick Laming pens op-ed on police abuse and police board reform
See more in our In the Press archive