Catherine Evans

Catherine Evans

Assistant Professor of Criminology
Cross-Appointed to Dept. of History

B.A. History (McGill University)
B.A. Jurisprudence (University College, Oxford)
Ph.D. (History, Princeton University)




Catherine Evans’ research focuses on the history of criminal law in the British empire. She is particularly interested in questions of criminal responsibility, forensics and the mind.

Courses Taught


CRI215H1F Introduction to Sociolegal Studies
CRI392H1S Topics in Criminology – History of Criminal Justice in the Common Law World


CRIXXXXHS Guilt, Responsibility and Forensics


“Heart of Ice: Indigenous Defendants and Colonial Law in the Canadian North-West,” Law and History Review (Forthcoming 2018).

“At Her Majesty’s Pleasure: Criminal Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Britain”, History Compass 14 (October 2016): 470-79.