Order of Canada Congratulations!
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. For more information, see the UofT’s News article.
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.
Professor Tony Doob pens another great piece in The Globe and Mail - Life without parole is a solution without a problem
Junior Fellow Kyle Kirkup penned a piece in the Globe and Mail titled Ontario’s welcome move on rights shows reality of trans people in prisons
Professor Emeritus Tony Doob and legendary criminal lawyer, Eddie Greenspan, have co-written many articles on criminal justice in Canada. This article, in the National Post, was published after Mr. Greenspan’s death. Greenspan & Doob: Stephen Harper’s scary crime bluster
Professor Doob Remembers Eddie Greenspan – Friend of Justice.
Grads to watch – Akwasi Owusu-Bempah received PhD this fall but the UotT Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies alumnus is already serving as an assistant professor of criminal justice and an adjunct professor in the department of African American studies at Indiana University. Read more here.
PhD candiate Katharina Maier has been awarded one of the Vanier CSG Scholarships for her research project, “Half way to freedom? How female offenders rebuild their lives within the halfway house setting.” Congratulations!
Read our most recent Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Newsletter here.
The most recent Criminological Highlights is now available. All past issues of Criminological Highlights are archived.
Criminological Highlights Vol 14, No 5
In the Current Issue Find out:
- What is the effect of arresting a leader of a gang?
- Can the police affect ordinary citizens’ level of civic engagement?
- How can high density police patrols be used to reduce crime?
- Do police ‘stop, question, and frisk’ activities reduce crime?
- Do Black and White Americans see crime in the same way?
- Does the early release of drug offenders affect their likelihood of re-offending?
- Does getting a job stop serious offenders from re-offending?
- Does restricting where sex offenders can live affect future offending?
Wednesday, Feb 11th, 2015
- PhD student lunchtime workshop
- Maria Jung and Valentin Pereda will informally discuss some aspects of their research and/or writing process, with discussion to follow. Everyone is invited.
- Time 12:30 – 2:00pm
- Place- Ericson Seminar Room (Rm 265), 14 Queen’s Park Cres. West
Friday, March 6th, 2015
- Roundtable Discussion with : Li Chen (UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies), Paul Craven (Social Science, York University) and Jim Phillips (Faculty of Law, UofT) Moderator: TBA
- Topic: Criminal Justice History
- Time 3pm- 5pm with Refreshments from 5-6pm.
- PLACE -Ericson Seminar Room (Rm 265), 14 Queen’s Park Cres. West
- THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT ALL ARE WELCOME