The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies has a new Director effective July 1st, 2013.
Welcome to the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. Founded in 1963 by Prof. John Edwards, the Centres faculty and students study crime, order and security from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches.
With backgrounds in sociology, history, law, psychology, philosophy and political science, the faculty are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological research.
The Centre's library (the Criminology Information Service) houses the leading Canadian research collection of criminological material, consisting of more than 25, 000 books, journals, government reports, statistics and other documents.
News and Events
On November 20, 2012, the Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary with a panel discussion on '50 Years of Criminal Justice', featuring some of Canada's top legal and criminological experts, most of whom have had some association with the Centre and/or with the undergraduate Woodsworth College program.
This was followed by the Keynote Address/Edwards Lecture delivered by The Hon. Justice Ian Binnie on ‘Taking Wrongful Convictions Seriously’.
If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, please go to the event page.
The Tony Doob Scholarship Fund
The Centre is establishing a new scholarship fund in honour of Professor Tony Doob, on the occasion of his retirement from the university. With your generous support, the Centre will be able to provide much-needed financial aid, for criminology undergraduates and for graduate students at the Centre.
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Adriel Weaver - Winner of the 2013 - TATP Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to Adriel Weaver, T.A. at the Centre for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies for winning a 2013 TATP Teaching Excellence Award
The Centre will be holding a book launch for Mariana Valverde's new book Everyday Law on the Street: City Governance in an Age of Diversity. Click for the launch poster (PDF).
Friday November 9th, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
14 Queen’s Park Crescent West, 2nd floor
New article in the September 2012 issue of The Walrus: "The Harper Doctrine: Once a Criminal, Always a Criminal" by Tony Doob and Eddie Greenspan.
In this issue:
- Bringing Together Research and Undergraduate & Graduate Teaching
- 50 Years of Criminal Justice
- Celebrating 50 Years of Criminology at U of T
- Jamie Rowen and Gavin Slade: Top Young Scholars Add International Depth
- International Visiting Scholars
- Spotlight on Adjunct Faculty: Justice David Cole
- Convocation & Reception
New issue of Theoretical Criminology, vol. 16, no.2, 2012, edited by Kelly Hannah-Moffat and Mona Lynch, with article by Mariana Valverde
Warmest congratulations to PhD students Rashmee Singh and Sarah Turnbull!
On April 24, Sarah Turnbull successfully defended her dissertation, a study of the National Parole Board's policies and practices on 'diversity', aboriginality, and gender. Kelly Hannah-Moffat was the supervisor. Congratulations Dr Turnbull! And Rashmee Singh, who's completing a dissertation on the work of ethnocultural agencies which serve battered women and broker their contact with the criminal justice system, has just accepted a tenure track job in the Sociology and Legal Studies department at the University of Waterloo, for a position designated as "Gender and the Law". Rashmee will defend this summer.
Centre Junior Fellow publishes important book on Human Trafficking
Antonela Arhin, a visiting junior fellow at our Centre (who is also the executive officer at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies) is a noted expert on human trafficking and child labour. She and Prof. Ato Quayson have just published a book in the Routledge series on transnational crime and corruption, Labour Migration, Human Trafficking, and Multinational Corporations: The Commodification of Illicit Flows (New York, Routledge, 2012) that may well change the terms of the often misinformed international debates on human trafficking. For more information click here.