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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
On Monday, December 10th, the Ontario Human Rights Commission Released an interim report on race and policing. There has been extensive coverage of the OHRC report in local, national, and international media… (read more)
Professor Mariana Valverde has published a series of blog posts for Ryerson’s Centre for Free Expression on Waterfront Toronto, Google’s Sidewalk Labs, and … (read more)
CrimSL Professor Mariana Valverde has authored a chapter in a new book published today by University of Ottawa Press, Law and the “Sharing Economy” Regulating Online Market Platforms. Professor Valverde’s chapter, “Urban Cowboy E-Capitalism Meets Dysfunctional Municipal Policy-Making: What the Uber Story Tells Us about Canadian Local Governance,” looks at Canadian cities and the challenges of regulating Uber … (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
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Our Scholars in the News
- The Star Halifax: Professor Scot Wortley updates the Halifax police board on his ongoing street-check report
- CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley updates the Halifax police board on his ongoing street-check report
The Toronto Star: Professor Mariana Valverde pens op-ed on the Auditor General’s assessment of the Port Lands Flood protection plan
- The Globe and Mail: CrimSL director Audrey Macklin speaks at a press conference about the implications of the Global Compact for Migration
- CityNews: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the cost of a cannabis store license
- The Conversation: Professor Anthony Doob is cited regarding pardons and reoffending
- City Pages: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on Domino’s pizza pothole campaign
- The Province: Former MA student Vincent Harinam coauthors piece on gun bans
- The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on Toronto’s homicide rate
- Montreal Gazette: PhD Student Erick Laming pens opinion piece regarding police oversight in Quebec
- The Intercept: CrimSL director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement
See more in our In the Press archive