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.

    • The Centre has appointed Beatrice Jauregui as Assistant Professor beginning July 1st this year.  

    • Professor Matt Light and McGill’s Maria Popova have published an op-ed entitled “The Kremlin, not language, is driving Ukraine apart” in The Globe and Mail. 

    • Jim Phillips is the recipient of the 2013 David Walter Mundell Medal Recognizing Exceptional Legal Writing. the Mundell Medal honours those who have made a distinguished contribution to law and letters. It celebrates great legal writing and recognizes that the artful use of language in the right style has the power to give life to ideas. Read the News Release.

    • Professor Emeritus Tony Doob presented the 2014 John Ll. J. Edwards Lecture. For those who missed it, watch the video or read an article by Centre PhD student Mayana Slobodian.