In the Press

The media frequently consults with Centre faculty and graduate students for insight on current debates over issues such as policing, sentencing, crime rates, punishment, security, and moral regulation.

PhD student Erick Laming discusses best practices for policing the police

Professor Mariana Valverde interviewed about same-sex marriage in Canada

PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about online crime reporting

Professor Audrey Macklin discuss the Trump ban and the Safe Third Country Agreement

Professor Audrey Macklin on whether Canada should suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob discusses preliminary inquiries and the need for better data

PhD student Erick Laming explains why Canadian police services are not adopting body cameras

PhD student Valentin Pereda publishes an article in Huff Post on why a Mexican cartel targeted Canadian festival organizers

Professor Mariana Valverde writes column in Spacing Toronto on the truth and post-truth about Pride and Black Lives Matter Toronto

Professor Scot Wortley comments on movement of gangs within Canada

PhD student Erick Laming publishes column in Huff Post on police body cameras

PhD student Erick Laming interviewed by CBC Radio Ottawa about police body cameras

PhD student Erick Laming writes column in Ottawa Citizen on police use of force against the mentally ill

PhD alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah interviewed by U of T News about research at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice

PhD student Erick Laming writes on police use of deadly force in Huff Post

PhD. alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah publishes op-ed in the Globe and Mail:  A hard truth: Canada’s policing style very similar to the U.S.

PhD Students Erick Laming and Jinyun Kwon, along with Professor Scot Wortley provide insight into Police body-worn cameras in Toronto – Police body-worn cameras ‘not a magic bullet,’ say U of T researchers (Toronto Star)

Professor Scot Wortley provides expertise on carding. Jermaine Carby’s death like a hole in the heart, mother says at inquest (Toronto Star)

Professor Patricia Erickson is interviewed by The Varsity and publishes letter to the editor (Globe and Mail) regarding the legalization of marijuana

Prof Kelly Hannah-Moffat is interviewed regarding Solitary Confinement in this CBC piece

Prof Kelly Hannah-Moffat discusses the implications of a correctional worker’s strike in the Toronto Star  Ontario jail guards’ impending strike threatens prisoner rights: expert

Column in The Toronto Star by Roy McMurtry and Tony Doob, Four Fixes for Canada’s Broken Justice System

How to consult in gentrifying neighbourhoods by Prof. Mariana Valverde in Spacing Magazine.

Prof. Mariana Valverde is interviewed on the Uber controversy in Toronto.

Professor Audrey Macklin’s immigration piece appeared in The Guardian.  European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?

Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks to UofT Bulletin about solitary confinement. Details here.

Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob writes on The Harper Decade: The Conservative Take on Crime Policy

Centre alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah writes in the Globe and Mail : The End of Carding is just the Beginning.

Junior Fellow Kyle Kirkup pens an article in the Globe and Mail titled It’s Unstoppable: Same-sex marriage is coming to the U.S.

Professor Audrey Macklin’s immigration piece appeared in The Guardian.  European politicians envy Canada’s points system for migrants. But how well has it worked?

Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks to UofT Bulletin about solitary confinement. Details here.

Professor Tony Doob pens another great piece –  Life without parole is a solution without a problem The Globe and Mail, Jan 30th, 2015.

Junior Fellow Kyle Kirkup penned a piece in the Globe and Mail titled Ontario’s welcome move on rights shows reality of trans people in prisons  Jan 26th, 2015

Professor Doob Remembers Eddie Greenspan – Friend of Justice.

Greenspan & Doob: Stephen Harper’s scary crime bluster  Professor Emeritus Tony Doob and legendary criminal lawyer, Eddie Greenspan, have co-written many articles on criminal justice in Canada.  This article, in the National Post, was published after Mr. Greenspan’s death. National Post, Dec 30th, 2014.

Professor Matt Light has done field research both in southern Russia and in neighbouring Georgia.  In these interviews with journalist Steve Paikin of “The Agenda” on Ontario Public Television, Prof. Light assesses the reasons for, risks to, and consequences of the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi. View the recent panel discussion or listen to an interview from a few years ago for more information.

“Women Inmates on the Rise”
Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks about the increase in the number of women in federal prisons in the Law Times.
August 4, 2014

“G20 proved a turning point for Bill Blair”
Professor Emeritus Tony Doob talks about Chief Bill Blair in the Toronto Star.
July 31, 2014

“Reliance on sureties boosting Ontario remand numbers”
Centre alumnus Nicole Myers’ work on bail with Abby Deshman of the CCLA is featured in the Law Times. 
July 28, 2014

“No charges, no trial, but presumed guilty”
Professors Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Paula Maurutto cited by The Toronto Star about findings from their research on the impact of criminal records. Canadians were outraged, read more here.
May 17, 2014

“The Kremlin, not language, is driving Ukraine apart”
Professor Matt Light and McGill’s Maria Poova write op-ed in The Globe and Mail.
April 15, 2014

“City says anti-gang program should have core” 
Professor Scot Wortley cited by the Toronto Star
November 27, 2013

“Unfazed by gun-crime ruling, Tories look at new mandatory sentences”
Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob cited in The Globe and Mail
November 14, 2013

“Police stops damage lives of black Torontonians”
Professor Scot Wortley in the Toronto Star
September 28, 2013

“The big questions behind Justin Trudeau’s toke”
Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob in the Toronto Star
September 23, 2013

“Renting out a private parking spot in Toronto is illegal”
Professor Mariana Valverde’s work on city bylaw’s is discussed in the Toronto Star
March 17, 2013

“Analysis: Why we should worry about who we’re jailing”
Ph.D. Candidate Akwasi Owusu-Bempah in the Toronto Star
March 1, 2013

“Unequal justice: Aboriginal and black inmates disproportionately fill Ontario jails”
Ph.D. Candidate Akwasi Owusu-Bempah’s research cited in the Toronto Star
March 1, 2013

“Everyday Law on the Street: A look at how municipal law works – or doesn’t work”
Professor Mariana Valverde’s latest book is reviewed in The Globe and Mail
February 8, 2013

“Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ is all torque”
Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob with Edward Greenspan in the Globe and Mail
January 16, 2013