Anthony Doob, FRSC

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Professor Emeritus of Criminology
A.B. (Harvard), Ph.D. (Psychology, Stanford)

Email Address: anthony.doob@utoronto.ca
 
 
 

Recent and forthcoming publications:

  • Sprott, Jane B. and Anthony N. Doob (in press). Confidence in the Police: Variation Across Groups Classified as Visible Minorities. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

  • Webster, Cheryl Marie and Anthony N. Doob (2014). Penal Reform ‘Canadian Style': Fiscal Responsibility and Decarceration in Alberta, Canada. Punishment & Society, 16(1), 3-31.

  • Sprott, Jane B., Cheryl Marie Webster, and Anthony N. Doob (2013). Punishment Severity and Confidence in the Criminal Justice System. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 55(2), 278-292.

  • Doob, Anthony N. (2012) Principled Sentencing, Politics, and Restraint in the Use of Imprisonment: Canada’s Break with its History. Champ Penal/Penal Field, IX. http://champpenal.revues.org/8335

  • Webster, Cheryl Marie and Anthony N. Doob (2012). Maintaining Our Balance: Trends in Imprisonment Policies in Canada. . In Ismaili, Karim, Jane Sprott and Kimberly Varma (editors). Canadian Criminal Justice Policy. Oxford University Press, pages 79-109.

  • Doob, Anthony N. and Cheryl Marie Webster (2012) Back to the Future? Policy Development in Pre-Trial Detention in Canada. In Ismaili, Karim, Jane Sprott and Kimberly Varma (editors). Canadian Criminal Justice Policy. Oxford University Press, pages 30-57.

  • Webster, Cheryl Marie and Anthony N. Doob (2012). Searching for Sasquatch: Deterrence of Crime Through Sentence Severity. Oxford Handbook on Sentencing and Corrections.. Edited by Joan Petersilia and Kevin Reitz. New York: Oxford University Press. (pages 173-195)

  • Doob, Anthony N. and Rosemary Gartner (2011) American Imprisonment and Prison Officers’ Unions. Criminology and Public Policy, 10(3), 781-790.

  • Doob, Anthony N. The Unfinished Work of the Canadian Sentencing Commission. (2011): Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 53(3), 279-297.

  • Rosemary Gartner, Anthony N. Doob, and Franklin E. Zimring (2011). The Past as Prologue? Decarceration in California Then and Now. Criminology and Public Policy 10(2), 287-325.

 

Ongoing & Future Research

In collaboration with Cheryl Webster, at the University of Ottawa, I have been exploring the stability (and more recently the changes) in criminal justice policies in Canada. Since at least the mid-20 th century, Canada enjoyed a relatively stable rate of imprisonment of adult offenders. At the same time, there were, during this same period, quite dramatic changes in the rates of reported crime and the laws governing punishment. In that context, then, the changes that have taken place since 2006 represent a rather dramatic break from past policies and practices. In addition, I have maintained my interest in the operation of the courts and in the bail system in Canada.