Catherine Evans

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Assistant Professor of Criminology, Cross-Appointed to Department of History, University of Toronto
BA (History, McGill University), BA (Jurisprudence, University College, University of Oxford), PhD (History, Princeton University)
Tel: 416.978.7068

Professor 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.