Areas of Expertise

“The University of Toronto continues to house one of the leading Centres for the analysis of the intersections of criminal justice and law across the globe.”

— George Pavlich, Sally E. Merry, Delores Jones-Brown. UTQAP Cyclical Review: Report (2018) p.2

Our faculty members’ substantive research interests currently include:

  • Prisons and imprisonment
  • Gender and punishment
  • The effects of race on criminal justice processes
  • Judicial reform in Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Variations in homicide patterns across the twentieth century
  • Changing notions of “risk” in probation and parole decision-making
  • Bail court decision-making
  • International criminal law and war crimes prosecutions; Human rights regimes
  • International migration and its relation to crime and victimization
  • Municipal by-law enforcement and municipal dispute resolution mechanisms
  • The policing of internal migration in Russia
  • Harm reduction approaches in relation to illegal drugs

Looking for something specific? Use our Find an Expert tool to search doctoral students and core faculty members by topic.

Try our doctoral supervisor tool to see the research areas of the professors eligible to serve as a doctoral student’s main supervisor.