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.
For more information, see the U of T News article.
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- CBC RADIO OTTAWA: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about police body cameras
- OTTAWA CITIZEN: PhD student Erick Laming publishes column on police use of force against the mentally ill
- U OF T NEWS: PhD alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah talks about research at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice
- HUFF POST: PhD student Erick Laming writes on police use of deadly force
- GLOBE & MAIL: PhD alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah publishes op-ed: A hard truth: Canada’s policing style is very similar to the U.S.
- VIDEO: Prof Mariana Valverde explains Canada’s TRC to the French Ministry of Justice
- CBC NEWS: Criminology PhD student Mayana Slobodian is interviewed about the Truth & Reconciliation Final Report
- MONTREAL GAZETTE: Criminology PhD student Erick Laming pens an op-ed discussing police body cameras: Caution about Police Bodycams is Warranted
- TORONTO STAR: PhD Students Erick Laming and Jinyun Kwon, along with Professor Scot Wortley provide insight into Police body-worn cameras in Toronto – Police body-worn cameras ‘not a magic bullet,’ say U of T researchers
- TORONTO STAR: Professor Scot Wortley provides expertise on carding. Jermaine Carby’s death like a hole in the heart, mother says at inquest
- GLOBE & MAIL: Professor Patricia Erickson is interviewed by The Varsity and publishes letter to the editor regarding the legalization of marijuana
- Professor Mariana Valverde is the 2016 Harry J. Kalven Jr Award winner, an honor issued by the Law and Society Association for empirical scholarship that has contributed to the advancement of research in law and society.
- Read our most recent Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Newsletter. Past Issues are archived.
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Criminological Highlights Vol 16, No 1
In the Current Issue Find out:
- Can judges reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system?
- Why should Donald Trump read this ‘highlight’?
- How are the experience of debt and crime related?
- Do after-school programs for youths reduce crime?
- Why do juvenile drug treatment courts not seem to work?
- What is the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of treatment programs for sex offenders?
- What are the problems in implementing restorative justice programs?
- How well do all the ‘obvious’ explanations for the ‘crime drop’ in many western countries fit the data?
Check back for details about our 2017 Speaker Series