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.
Centre Director Kelly Hannah-Moffat gave the 8th Annual Lecture of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research on May 19th in Glasgow, Scotland. The Howard League Scotland posted a write-up of her lecture ‘Moving targets: Reputational risk, rights and accountability in punishment.’ Read it here.
Professors Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Paula Maurutto were cited by The Toronto Star in No charges, no trial, but presumed guilty about the impact of criminal records. They have been working with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to examine how criminal records are being used, by whom and how much information is being disclosed. Read the CCLA’s report ‘False Promises, Hidden Costs’ for more information.
The Centre has appointed Beatrice Jauregui as Assistant Professor beginning July 1st.
The Centre has appointed Victoria Sytsma as Assistant Professor beginning July 1st.
- Why do so many cases involving minor offences end up without a finding of guilt
- Can a pre-school program for disadvantaged children show benefits 40 years later?
- Did the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program reduce crime and keep youths out of gangs?
- Does the public believe that there should be one standard of proof necessary for a guilty finding irrespective of offence?
- Why do some neighbourhoods become more violent over time?
- How did the conservative Canadian province of Alberta reduce its imprisonment rate?
- Do people’s beliefs about how to respond to violence and disrespect in the community predict their involvement in violence if they go to prison?
- When should we expect to see hate crimes?
Speaker Series & Events
“Moving Targets: Risk, Human Rights, and Punishment”
Friday May 9, 2014 12:30-1:30pm
“Sentencing Councils Without Sentencing Guidelines: Engaging the Community, the Courts and Governments”
Monday April 14, 2014 12:30-2:00pm
“Belonging to Law: Religious Difference, Secularism, and the Conditions of Civic Inclusion”
Thursday April 3, 2014 12:30-2:00pm
“Symbiotic Corruption: Power, Legitimacy, and the Problem of Order”
Tuesday April 1, 2014 12:30-2:00pm
Penal Boundaries Workshop
Friday April 11 – Saturday April 12, 2014