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Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

Faculty List

Professor Emeritus
A.N. Doob, AB, Ph D, FRSC
R. Gartner, BA, MS, Ph D

Professor and Director
A. Macklin, BSc, LLB, LLM

M. Valverde, BA, MA, Ph D, FRSC

Associate Professors
M. Light, AB, MA, JD, Ph D
S. Wortley, MA, Ph D

Assistant Professor
C. Evans, BA Jurisprudence, MA, Ph D
B. Jauregui, BA, MA, Ph D

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
K. Taylor, BES, LLB, D Jur

W. Watson, BSc, Ph D

Adjunct Professor
Breese Davies, MA, LLB


The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. Founded in 1963 by Prof. John Edwards, the Centre’s 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, statistical sources and other documents.

In 2013, the undergraduate program became integrated with the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies.  The close relationship between the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies and Woodsworth College helps to foster even greater academic excellence for students enrolled in the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program as they will continue to benefit from the rich academic support services and facilities available at the College, including the Academic Writing Centre. Woodsworth College remains the home of the Undergraduate Program Office and the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies Students' Association (CRIMSA).

The Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program incorporates theory, research methods, and knowledge from a wide range of other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy, sociology, psychology, law and economics. The program provides students with a sound foundation for the understanding of crime and the administration of justice in Canada and abroad, and, more generally, the processes of social order and disorder.  Most students combine their studies in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies with programs in Political Science, Psychology or Sociology.

People with backgrounds in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies are found working in Correctional Services, Law Enforcement, Courts, Government departments, NGOs and other settings.  A  career in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies requires additional education and experience beyond the undergraduate level.  Please visit our website for a comprehensive career information page, course forms and other program resources.

Program Office | Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Woodsworth College | 119 St. George Street - Room 236 | Toronto ON M5S 1A9


Regarding Program Enrolment

Admission to major and specialist programs will be determined by a student's mark in specific courses. See program descriptions for details on the entry requirements. These are limited enrolment programs that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Achieving the marks required does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year.  Requests for admission will be considered in the first program request period only (April 1 - May 17, 2017).  For detailed  program application instructions ("type 3- with a no indicator") click here.  Do not change your program after year 3 if you are required to complete your degree in four years as prerequisites and program requirements will not be waived.  Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program students are strongly advised to enroll in backup programs.