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 Audrey Macklin’s immigration piece appeared in The Guardian.  European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?

Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks to UofT Bulletin about solitary confinement. Details here.

The 2015 Edwards Lecture was presented by The Honourable Professor Irwin Cotler on March 26, 2015. Video of the lecture here.

Criminology Professor Scot Wortley will be a featured speaker in this year’s TEDxUofT talk.

Mariana Valverde’s latest book, Chronotopes of Law: Jurisdiction, scale and Governance,  develops a new framework for analyzing the spatio-temporal workings of law and other forms of governance.

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.

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.

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