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Welcome to the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

CrimSL is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. The Centre’s faculty and students study crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches and are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research.

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News and Events

""CrimSL Triple Feature at the Centre for Ethics

This week, three Centre for Ethics events  featured members of the CrimSL community. All three online events are now available on the Centre for Ethics YouTube channel:

""Law and Society Association Virtual Conference

The LSA 2020 (virtual) conference starts today. Here is where to find our faculty and students. (read more)

Canada, Bio-Status, and COVID-19audrey webinar

Director Audrey Macklin’s talk, “Canada, Bio-Status, and COVID-19,” part of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility’s online series Immigration Short-Takes: Mobility in the Time of COVID-19 is now available online.


Criminological Highlights

Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published, with a focus on research that is policy-relevant. It is produced by a group of about a dozen academics, with support from the Department of Justice, Canada. Learn more.

In the Current Issue (Vol. 18, No. 4), we ask:

  1. Does being detained prior to trial affect the likelihood of conviction?
  2. How do US colleges respond to applicants with criminal records?
  3. What’s wrong with predictive models of sentencing?
  4. Are objective-looking tools for predicting repeat domestic violence useful?
  5. How can the use of risk assessment tools increase a youth’s risk of reoffending?
  6. How does the strength of the evidence used to convict people affect the sentence that they get?
  7. Do judges and lawyers understand the reliability and validity of psychological evidence?
  8. Are sex offender registration and notification laws useful?

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