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.
In the Current Issue Find out:
- Can judges determine whether a citizen decides to vote?
- Does public opinion about crime and punishment affect punishment policies?
- Was California’s determinant sentencing law in the 1970s responsible for California’s increase in imprisonment?
- When drug offenders get jobs, are they likely to slow down their drug use and crime?
- Do police stops of youths increase or decrease offending?
- What kinds of people favour ‘tough on young offenders’ policies?
- What kinds of neighbourhoods are safest?
- Do community characteristics determine how murder cases are prosecuted?
Prof. Naomi Murakawa
“The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America”
Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 12:30-2:00pm
Sasha Lysova & Kyle Kirkup
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD student and junior fellow (and SJD student) discuss research and/or writing issues encountered during their dissertation work.
Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014 12:30-2:00pm
Holly Pelvin & Marianne Quirouette
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD student and junior fellow (and Sociology PhD student) discuss research and/or writing issues encountered during their dissertation work.
Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014 12:30-2:00pm (To be confirmed)