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.
Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement
Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on immigration, temporary foreign workers and blue collar jobs
Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses immigration policy in Canada
Professor Anthony Doob and Lisa Kerr pen opinion piece on criminal justice system reform
Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s odds of obtaining Canadian permanent residency
Professor Mariana Valverde comments on Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city plan
Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on deference to decision-makers in administrative cases
PhD student Erick Laming and Junior Fellow Ferdouse Asefi pen opinion piece on the rights of Indigenous people under a Liberal minority government
Professor Scot Wortley discusses his findings on the police-related civilian-death rate for Indigenous Canadians
Professor Scot Wortley is interviewed regarding his report on street checks for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, who is cross appointed to CrimSL, comments on the recognition of Black Canadian soldiers
Professor Mariana Valverde discusses residents protesting about shelters in their neighbourhood
PhD Student Julius Haag comments on the perception of easy bail for those accused of firearm-related crimes
PhD Student Grace Tran pens opinion piece reflecting on the immigration system following the deaths of 39 migrants
Professor Scot Wortley and Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah comment on gang related violence.
PhD Student Erick Laming pens piece on police body cameras
PhD Student Adam Ellis comments on the political debate around guns
Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, who is cross appointed to CrimSL, talks about his work on cannabis amnesty
Profile of Director Audrey Macklin’s research into Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program
InsideOttawaValley.com: Profile of undergraduate alumna Stacie Dowdall
PhD student Julius Haag comments on Toronto Police claims that a special project aimed at combating gun violence is working
PhD student Julius Haag spoke on behalf of Professors Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah to the Toronto Police Services Board regarding the collection of race-based data
Professor Mariana Valverde co-authors piece on Google’s development plans for Toronto’s Port Lands
Professor Scot Wortley comments on the Toronto Police Board’s draft policy for collecting race-based data
PhD student Adam Ellis discusses the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto (video)
Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement following a new U.S. policy for its southern border
PhD grad Alexandra Lysova discusses intimate partner violence
Research by Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is cited regarding the overrepresentation of Black people in the Nova Scotia justice system
Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Auditor General’s report on Canada’s asylum system (from 29:10)
Cross-Appointed Professor Markus Dubber is profiled ahead of a two-day workshop on the progress of the Oxford Handbook on the Ethics of AI
PhD student Julius Haag participates in a panel on racism and systemic discrimination in Canada
PhD student Giancarlo Fiorella comments on union involvement in the political situation in Venezuela
PhD student Erick Laming on Montreal’s decision not to use police body cameras
Professor Anthony Doob discusses supervision after an individual is released from prison
Professor Mariana Valverde pens op-ed on the Auditor General’s assessment of the Port Lands Flood protection plan
Full media coverage of the Ontario Human Rights Commission interim report on race and policing, featuring Professor Scot Wortley, PhD student Julius Haag, and PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah
Former MA student Vincent Harinam coauthors piece on gun bans
CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah discusses pardons for cannabis convictions
Former MA student Vincent Harinam coauthors piece on UK weapons-control laws
Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the early days of UofT’s Sexual Representation Collection
Centre Director Audrey Macklin is quoted regarding rescued White Helmet Syrian humanitarian workers being resettled in Canada
Professor Scot Wortley comments on police decisions to publicly release information regarding potential threats
Centre Director Audrey Macklin quoted regarding African and Asian scholars denied visas to attend the recent LSA conference
PhD student Erick Laming comments on police oversight and the need for independent investigations
Professor Scot Wortley spoke about Toronto’s homicide rate in comparison to other cities
Centre Director Audrey Macklin pens opinion piece calling on Canada to suspend or revoke the Safe Third Country Agreement
Professor Scot Wortley comments on recent Toronto police raids and what happens after large scale arrests
Professor Anthony Doob quoted regarding the need to look at long-term trends when considering recent gun violence in Toronto
PhD Student Alex Luscombe speaks about using Access to Information (ATI) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as data sources
PhD Student Giancarlo Fiorella wrote an op-ed with Aliaume Leroy about their open source investigation into the death of Óscar Pérez
Professor Anthony Doob and CrimSL PhD grads Jane Sprott and Cheryl Webster write about Canada’s success in reducing youth imprisonment in the last two decades.
Professor Anthony Doob interviewed about Canadian convicts repatriated from foreign prisons
Former MA student Vincent Harinam pens opinion piece on Venezuelan gun ban
MA students Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico pen opinion piece on incarcerated youth and solitary confinement
PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about police-involved shootings and the Toronto van attack
MA student Lysandra Moreno wrote about the need to improve training for all legal actors in Gladue courts
PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah pen opinion piece on why legalization won’t change racial disparities in cannabis arrests
Professor Matthew Light interviewed regarding the recent expulsions of Russian diplomats from western countries
Professor Mariana Valverde pens opinion piece entitled The Controversy over Google’s Futuristic Plans for Toronto
Study by former MA student Janelle Douthwright finds that black job seekers have harder time finding retail and service work than their white counterparts
Director Audrey Macklin quoted in Globe and Mail article titled Immigration tribunal to audit long-term detention practices
PhD student Erick Laming publishes opinion piece titled Canada needs a national database to track deadly force by police
Director Audrey Macklin publishes op-ed titled Ottawa failed Khadr: that’s why he deserves compensation
Director Audrey Macklin was quoted in a recent article, “As Trump travel ban takes effect, lawyers mobilize at Canadian airports“
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
PhD alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah interviewed by U of T News about research at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice
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)
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
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?
Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob writes on The Harper Decade: The Conservative Take on Crime Policy
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?
Professor Anthony 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
Greenspan & Doob: Stephen Harper’s scary crime bluster Professor Emeritus Anthony 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 Matthew 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.
“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 Matthew Light and McGill’s Maria Poova write op-ed in The Globe and Mail.
April 15, 2014
“Unfazed by gun-crime ruling, Tories look at new mandatory sentences”
Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob cited in The Globe and Mail
November 14, 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