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.


Grads to watch – Akwasi Owusu-Bempah receives his PhD this week 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.

PhD candiate Katharina Maier  has been awarded one of the Vanier CSG Scholarships for her research project,  “Half way to freedom? How female offenders rebuild their lives within the halfway house setting.”  Congratulations!

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.

Professor Rosemary Gartner co-edited  The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime.

Professor Mariana Valverde’s latest article Studying the governance of crime and security: Space, time and jurisdiction was published in the most current issue of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Speaker Series & Events


Thursday January 22nd, 2015

  • Speaker:  Sameera Khan, Journalist and independent Scholar, Mumbai
  • Topic:  Why Loiter?: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets
  • Time & Place: 3-5pm Sidney Smith Hall  Room 2125
  • Co-Sponsored by the Centre of Criminology and the Dept. of Geography & Program Planning

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

  • Roundtable Discussion with : Jennifer Carlson (UTM Sociology), Tony Doob (Centre of Criminology) and Philip Goodman (UTM Sociology)  Moderator: Vincent Chiao (Faculty of Law)
  • Topic:  Current trends in Criminal Justice in the U.S.
  • Time 3pm- 5pm with Refreshments from 5-6pm.
  • PLACE  – Ericson Seminar Room (Rm 265), 14 Queen’s Park Cres West 

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