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:

  • Webster, Cheryl Marie and Anthony N. Doob (in press). American Punitiveness ‘Canadian Style’? : Cultural Values and Canadian Punishment Policy. Punishment & Society.
  • Doob, Anthony N. and Cheryl Marie Webster (in press). A criminal justice agenda for Canada. Policy Options, 36(3).
  • Murphy, Yoko, Jane B. Sprott, and Anthony N. Doob (2015) Pardoning people who once offended. Criminal Law Quarterly, 62, 209-225.
  • Doob, Anthony N. and Cheryl Marie Webster (2014). Creating the Will to Change: The Challenges of Decarceration in the United States. Criminology & Public Policy, 13(4), 547-559.
  • Doob, Anthony N., Cheryl Marie Webster, and Allan Manson (2014) Zombie Parole: The Withering of Conditional Release in Canada. Criminal Law Quarterly, 61(3), 301-328.
  • Sprott, Jane B. and Anthony N. Doob (2014). Confidence in the Police: Variation Across Groups Classified as Visible Minorities. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 56(3), 367-379.

  • 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.

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.