Speaker Series

The Centre hosts lunchtime speaker series throughout the academic year as a way to expose our students to a variety of research styles, substantive issues, and theoretical perspectives in the fields of criminology and sociolegal studies. Each term, we invite about a half dozen scholars from nearby universities as well as more far-flung places to present work in progress or more polished papers. The talks are open to the public. If you would like to receive email notice of our events and news, please subscribe to our CrimSL Commons newsletter.

Talks are from 12:30-2:00 pm in Room CG 265, 14 Queen’s Park Cres West, unless otherwise indicated.

If you have any access needs or if there are any ways we can support your full participation in this session, please email crimsl.communications@utoronto.ca and we will be glad to work with you to make the appropriate arrangements.

Upcoming seminars

    Please visit our Events Calendar to learn more about upcoming talks. 

    Past seminars


    April 04, 2024: A cost benefit analysis of unarmed responders to 911 | Ayobami Laniyonu, Assistant Professor, CrimSL

    April 01, 2024: Social Governance through Criminal Law in China: from the Perspective of the Crime of Illegal Business Operation | Dongyan Lao, Visiting Professor from Tsinghua University School of Law

    March 18, 2024: Dying Republic: Police Violence and the Limits of Death Investigation in the U.S. | Professor Terence Keel, UCLA

    March 07, 2024: Practical strategies for de-centering eurocentrism as the ‘normative discourse’ within the context of university curriculum and pedagogical practices | Donna Kahérakwas Goodleaf, Concordia University

    February 15, 2024: CrimInovations: Decolonizing Narratives, Restorative Justice, and War Chronicles through Multi-Modal Methodological Approaches | Sabeen Kazmi, PhD candidate, CrimSL; Laura Acosta Zárate, PhD candidate, CrimSL; Dr. Giancarlo Fiorella

    February 05, 2024: The Death and Life of the Settler Colonial City: Collective Resistance, Indigenous Law, and Remaking Urban Space | Heather Dorries, Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, and Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto

    January 22, 2024: Law Makers, Teachers, Breakers: The Intergenerational Shorelines of Nishnaabeg Law | Madeline Whetung, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University


    November 27, 2023: Where is Race in the 'Totality of Circumstances'? Police use-of-force trials and the colour-blind court | Patrick Watson, Assistant Professor, CrimSL

    November 20, 2023: Policing and metamorphosized racialization in postcolonial India | Ashwin Varghese, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

    November 17, 2023: Gendering Justice on the Chilean Courts: Institutional developments, Legal Actors’ Practices and Women's access to Justice | Karime Parodi Ambel, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

    October 27, 2023: Reconciliation: Walking the Path of Indigenous Allyship | John Croutch, Indigenous Training Coordinator, Office of the Vice President, People Strategy, Equity, and Culture, University of Toronto

    October 26, 2023: Works in Progress: "Undervalued and Overlooked: Women’s practices of preventing conflict in a post-colonial State" | Omowumi (Wumi) Asubiaro Dada, PhD Candidate, Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

    October 12, 2023: Works in Progress: "Penal Extractivism: A Qualitative Study on Punishment and Extractive Industries in Peru" | Diego Tuesta, PhD Student, Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

    October 10, 2023: Guest Research Spotlight: "Judicial Professionalism and Role Ambiguity in International Criminal Law" | Morten Boe, CrimSL Visiting Junior Fellow from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

    September 27, 2023: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace: Reparations Practices, and Peacebuilding, Particularly in Colombia | Judge Alejandro Ramelli Arteaga, Laura Acosta-Zárate

    September 25, 2023: Citizenship Deprivation: Legality, Bureaucracy, and the Everyday | Radhika Mongia, Associate Professor of Sociology, York University

    September 11, 2023: The Battle for Sabarimala: Religion, Law, and Gender in Contemporary India | Deepa Das Acevedo, Associate Professor of Law, Emory University

    April 14, 2023: Works in Progress: Is Ignorance Bliss? | Ji Yon Choi, MA

    April 13, 2023: Research Cluster Speaker Series: New Directions in Transitional Justice | Jamie Rowen, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science, and Director, Center for Justice, Law, and Societies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    March 24, 2023: Works in Progress: African Nova Scotian Perceptions of the Police in Urban Nova Scotia | Jessica Bundy, CrimSL PhD Candidate

    March 23, 2023: Policing and our Climate Crisis: Reflections on the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires in Australia | Jarrett Blaustein, Associate Professor and Director of Education, School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University

    March 21, 2023: “Silly Anecdotes”: From White Baselines to White Juries in R v Chouhan | Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Assistant Professor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Toronto Metropolitan University

    March 14, 2023: Civilian Volunteers in Public Security and Civil Defence in Estonia and the Nordic-Baltic region | Matthew Light, Associate Professor, CrimSL

    March 10, 2023: Works in Progress: EDI Interventions Across Canadian Universities | Ravita Surajbali, CrimSL PhD Candidate

    March 03, 2023: Works in Progress: Black Rights Beyond Borders | Anthony N. Morgan, LLB

    February 15, 2023: Official and Unofficial Symbols: A Reconsideration of "Imagined Communities" | Alison Dundes-Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Public Policy and Law, University of Southern California

    February 10, 2023: Research Cluster Speaker Series: The Past, Present and Future of Policing in Canada | Peter Sloly, Massey College Fellow

    February 09, 2023: Research Cluster Speaker Series: Race, the Canadian Census, and Interactive Political Development | Debra Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Canada Research Chair in Racial Inequality in Democratic Societies, McGill University

    January 25, 2023: Investigating the Land and Property History of Settler Universities | Mariana Valverde, Professor Emerita, CrimSL; Brian Gettler, Associate Professor of Historical Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)


    November 29, 2022: The Paradox of Violence | Vanessa Barker

    November 17, 2022: Traditions as Legends: Rivonia or Humanist Miscast | Siba Grovogui

    November 15, 2022: Remaking the King's Peace in the Age of Revolutions | Lisa Ford

    November 02, 2022: When War is Better Than Peace | Myriam Denov

    October 13, 2022: Research Cluster Speaker Series: White Panic | Ted Rutland

    October 04, 2022: Judging Foreign Fighters Before Non-State Courts | René Provost

    September 21, 2022: Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime in Mexico | Mónica Serrano

    April 08, 2022: Planning, property, and housing advocacy in Vancouver and Toronto: Land Use Challenges and the Logic of Supply | Trevor Wideman, CMHC-SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, CrimSL (online)

    April 06, 2022: Works in Progress: The Model Minority Myth & Chinese Communities' Perceptions | Facilitators: Emiri Katakawa, Jeffrey Wong (online)

    March 25, 2022: Searching For Law While Seeking Justice: Integrating African Laws, Spirituality and Norms into the Identity of International Criminal Law | Ayodele Akenroye, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CrimSL (online)

    March 11, 2022: Surveillance potential: Exploring how unbanked social assistance recipients in Toronto, Canada negotiated a mandatory transition from cash to cards | Kelsi Barkway, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CrimSL (online)

    March 07, 2022: Works in Progress: Session #2 - Academic Insecurity | Hui Bin Lin, PhD student, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (online)

    March 04, 2022: From Rulay to Rules: Perceptions of Prison Life and Reforms in the Dominican Republic’s Traditional and New Prisons | Jennifer Peirce, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, CrimSL (online)

    February 15, 2022: Governing Infrastructure in the Age of the "Art of the Deal" | Professor  Mariana Valverde (online)

    February 4, 2022: Works in Progress: Session #1: Light Piercing Through Darkness | Kadija Lodge-Tulloch, PhD Candidate, CrimSL (online)


    November 24, 2021

    • Contesting Power: A Comparison of Muslim Civil Society Responses to Counterradicalization Policies in Canada and the U.K.
    • Dr. Fahad Ahmad, CrimSL Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Online

    November 20, 2021

    • Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America
    • Speaker: Prof. Yanilda María González (Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
    • Moderator: Dr. Ayobami Laniyonu, Assistant Professor, CrimSL
    • Online

    March 26, 2021

    • The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India
    • Speaker: Jinee Lokaneeta, Professor in Political Science and International Relations at Drew University
    • Discussants: Tyler King, PhD Student, CrimSL and Daniel Konikoff, PhD Student, CrimSL
    • Moderators: Dr. Beatrice Jauregui, Associate Professor, CrimSL and Dr. Bhavani Raman, Associate Professor, Department of History
    • Online

    March 11, 2021

    • Policing the Womb
    • Speaker: Dr. Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    • Commentator: Olivia Berkovits, PhD Student, CrimSL
    • Moderator: Dr. Catherine Evants, Assistant Professor, CrimSL
    • Online

    January 21, 2021

    • Wheels of Change, Critical Considerations: Visual and Digital Technologies in Canadian Criminal Courts
    • Speaker: Dr. Ayodele Akenroye, Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
    • Discusants: Wumi Asubiaro Dada, PhD Student, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies; Anne Marie Morphew, Principal Lawyer, Morphew Symes Barristers
    • Online


    November 20, 2020

    • Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America
    • Speaker: Prof. Yanilda María González (Harvard Kennedy School of Government)
    • Online

    March 12, 2020

    • Racial bias and judging: spotlight on the R.D.S. case, 1993-97
    • SpeakerConstance Backhouse, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa

    March 4, 2020

    • Syndicate women: gender and networks in Chicago organized crime
    • SpeakerChris Smith, Assistant Professor, Sociology, UTM

    Feb. 27, 2020

    • The punitive turn in Latin America: Theoretical and comparative perspectives
    • SpeakerMaximo Sozzo, Professor, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina

    Feb. 26, 2020

    • Labour in hard times: labour activists in the European Court of Human Rights
    • SpeakerFiliz Kahraman, Assistant Professor, Political Science, U of T


        October 28, 2019

        • The politics of immigration detention in Spain and in Canada
        • Speaker: Dr. Ana Ballesteros Pena, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto & ECRIM Research Group, Faculty of Law, University of A Coruña, Spain
        • Prison is not a home: homelessness and the prison as a zone of abandonment
        • Speaker: Dr. David Scott, Open University (UK)
        • Moderator: Dr. Audrey Macklin, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

        October 4, 2019

        • From prison democracy to prison bureaucracy: the movement to organize imprisoned labourers in the United States
        • Speaker: Amanda Hughett, Baldy Centre for Law and Social Policy, SUNY Buffalo
        • Commentator: David Scott, Open University (UK)
        • Moderator: Ayobami Laniyonu, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto
        • Time: 3:00-4:30pm

        March 15, 2019

        • “Three warnings and you’re out": banishment and precarious penality in South Africa’s informal settlements
        • Speaker: Dr. Gail Super, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Mississauga

        February 11, 2019

        • The Mourning After: Crisis, Law, Politics
        • Speaker: Dr. Stacy Douglas, Associate Professor of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University

        February 1, 2019

        • Performing Artivism: Feminists, Lawyers, and Online Mobilization in China
        • Speaker: Dr. Sida Liu, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Law at UofT and Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation

        January 17, 2019

        • Criminal Law in the Age of the Administrative State
        • Speaker:   Dr. Vincent Chiao, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law


        December 6, 2018

        • Rights on Trial: How U.S. Workplace Discrimination Law Perpetuates Inequality
        • Speaker: Dr. Ellen Berrey, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and an affiliated scholar of the American Bar Foundation

        November 23, 2018

        • Gacaca, Genocide, Genocide Ideology: The Violent Aftermaths of Transitional Justice in the New Rwanda.
        • Speaker: Dr. Mark Anthony Geraghty, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto

        October 26, 2018

        • The Deviant Prison: Eastern State Penitentiary and the Advantage of Difference, 1829–1913
        • Speaker: Dr. Ashley Rubin, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

        September 14, 2014

        • Sensational Jurisprudence: Law and the Governance of the Senses
        • Speaker: Dr. David Howes, Professor of Anthropology, Co-Director of the Centre for Sensory  Studies and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University; Adjunct Professor in the McGill University Law Faculty

         April 6, 2018

        • Female Killers and Criminal Responsibility in the Nineteenth-Century British Empire
        • Speaker: Catherine Evans, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

        March 19, 2018

        • Mapping Jihad-ly: Jurisdictional Encounters in Medieval Islamic Law
        • Speaker: Anver M Emon, Professor and Canada Research in Religion, Pluralism, and the Rule of Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

        March 2, 2018

        • Book Presentation: Searching for Truth in the Transitional Justice Movement: Lessons from the Balkans and Colombia
        • Speaker: Jamie Rowen, Assistant Professor of Legal Studies, Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

        January 31, 2018

        • Organ Markets and Organized Crime: Egypt Revisited
        • Speaker: Sean Columb, Liverpool Law School, University of Liverpool


        October 26, 2017

        • The arcs of mass incarceration: Four turning points in the history of U.S. penality and their legacy for the contemporary penal state
        • Annual John LL.J. Edwards Lecture
        • Speaker: Professor Jonathan Simon, Director, Centre for Law and Society, UC Berkeley
        • Time 5:00 – 6:30pm

        October 18, 2017

        • Speaker: Professor Lucia Zedner, Oxford University
        • PLACE – Centre for Ethics (Larkin Building 2nd floor, 15 Devonshire (above George Ignatieff Theatre)

        October 11, 2017

        • Controlling Risks: Rights, Legitimacy and Uncertainty
        • Speaker: John Pratt, professor of criminological theory at Victoria University in Wellington, NZ, and editor of Australia and New Zealand Journal of Criminology

        September 22, 2017

        • Roundtable discussion on current criminological and sociological research, featuring faculty from U of T Mississauga
        • Speakers: Ashley Rubin, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Dia Liu, Ellen Berrey, Paula Maurutto, Jerry Flores, Gail Super
        • Time 3:00 – 5:00pm (This will be followed by an informal reception in the Centre’s lounge)

        September 21, 2017

        • No Justice, No Peace! Building Safe and Inclusive and Cities
        • Public forum cosponsored with Urban Studies program – includes two panels, with a mix of activists and academics, and a showing of “it takes a riot,” about the Yonge Street 1992 protests that led to the Commission on Systemic Racism in the Criminal Justice System
        • Time 5:15 – 8:00pm
        • PLACE – Innis town Hall (Innis College, St. George and Sussex)


        November 28, 2016

        • Mafiocracy: Organized Crime and Politics in Albania
        • Speaker: Fabian Zhilla, Harvard University, Center for European Studies

        October 27, 2016

        • Policing and Everyday Conflict: “False” Cases in the Tamil Countryside, 1900-1950
        • Speaker: Radha KumarMaxwell University, Syracuse , NY

        October 25, 2016

        • Administrative Segregation in Federal Corrections
        • Speaker: Howard SapersCorrectional Investigator, Government of Canada

        October 13, 2016

        • The Criminalization of Indigenous Peoples
        • Speaker: Lisa Monachlin, Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Surrey, BC

        July 5, 2016

        • Victimization and Fear of Crime in a Caribbean Paradise: Findings from a 2015 Survey of Trinidad and Tobago Residents
        • Speaker: Derek Ashram Chadee, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

        March 4, 2016

        • Twists, Turns, and Trends: Exploring Intersections Between Migration and the Law
        • Speakers:  Christina Clark-Kazak (Glendon/York Centre for Refugee Studies), Audrey Macklin (UTG Law & Human Rights), Michelle Buckley (UTSC Human Geography) and Laura Bisaillon (UTSC Anthropology/Criminology & Sociolegal Studies)
        • Discussant: Donna Gabaccia (UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies)
        • Time 4:30 – 6:30pm
        • Place: Canadiana Gallery Building  Rm 160


        November 25, 2015

        • Speaker: Kamari Clarke, Global and International Studies, Carleton University
        • Topic:  Law at the nexus of politics: humanitarian sentimentality in the rule of law movement
        • Time 4:00 – 6:00

        October 21, 2015

        • Neo-Nazi hate crimes in Russia: Varieties, Causes, and Interconnections
        • Speaker: Richard Arnold, Muskingum University (Ohio)

        September 28, 2015

        • The Polycentric Governance of Online Crime: International Police Cooperation
        • Speaker: Benoît DupontCentre international de criminologie compare, Université de Montréal

        September 25, 2015

        • Living the Past: The Anglo-Canadian History of Criminal Justice
        • A panel discussion with Professor Emeritus John Beattie, Professor Doug Hay (York University), and Professor Jim Phillips (University of Toronto Law School)
        • Time 3:00 – 5:00
        • Reception to follow 5:00 – 6:00

        September 18, 2015

        • Professor Candace Kruttschnitt will workshop the presidential address she is preparing for the American Society of Criminology meetings later this fall
        • Time 3:00 – 4:30

        March 12, 2015

        • Speaker: Karine Côté-Boucher, Centre international de criminologie compare, Université de Montréal
        • Topic:  Of ‘old ways’ and ‘new ways’: generational struggles at the Canadian Border Services Agency
        • Time 11:30 – 1:00pm (a light lunch will be served)

        Feb 11, 2015

        • PhD student lunchtime workshop
        • Maria Jung and Valentin Pereda will informally discuss some aspects of their research and/or writing process, with discussion to follow. Everyone is invited.

        January 22, 2015

        • Speaker:  Sameera Khan, Journalist and independent Scholar, Mumbai
        • Topic:  Why Loiter?: Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets
        • Time & Place: 3-5pm Sidney Smith Hall  Room 2125
        • Co-Sponsored by the Centre of Criminology and the Dept. of Geography & Program Planning

         January 23, 2015

        • Roundtable Discussion with: Jennifer Carlson (UTM Sociology), Tony Doob (Centre of Criminology) and Philip Goodman (UTM Sociology)  Moderator: Vincent Chiao (Faculty of Law)
        • Topic:  Current trends in Criminal Justice in the U.S.
        • Time 3pm- 5pm with Refreshments from 5-6pm.


        November 12, 2014

        • Speaker: Sasha Lysova & Kyle Kirkup, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD student and junior fellow (and SJD student)
        • Topic:  Research and/or writing issues encountered during their dissertation work

        October 30, 2014

        • Speaker: Naomi Murakawa, Princeton University
        • Topic:  The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

        October 8, 2014

        • Speaker: Holly Campeau & Natasha Madon, Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD students
        • Topic:  Research and/or writing issues encountered during their dissertation work

        October 1, 2014

        • Speaker: Azrini Wahidin, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
        • Topic: Ex-combatants, Gender and Peace in Northern Ireland: Women, Political Protest and the Prison Experience

        September 23, 2014

        • Speaker: Iryna Olexandrivna Balabukha, Syracuse University
        • Topic: Violence in Intimate Relationships: Why does it happen? A case study on Ukraine

        May 9, 2014

        • Speaker: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Moving Targets: Risk, Human Rights, and Punishment

        April 14, 2014

        • Speaker: Arie Freiberg, Faculty of Law, Monash University
        • Topic: Sentencing Councils Without Sentencing Guidelines: Engaging the Community, the Courts and Governments

        April 3, 2014

        • Speaker: Ben Berger, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
        • Topic: Belonging to Law: Religious Difference, Secularism, and the Conditions of Civic Inclusion

        April 1, 2014

        • Speaker:  Anton Symkhovych, Department of Sociology, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine.
        • Topic: Symbiotic Corruption: Power, Legitimacy, and the Problem of Order

        March 27, 2014

        • Speaker: Dominique Moran, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences; University of Birmingham.
        • Topic: Carceral Geography: Spaces and Practices of Incarceration

        February 12, 2014

        • Speaker: Jennifer Carlson, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga
        • Topic: Mourning Mayberry: Gun Politics in an Age of American Decline

        February 6, 2014

        • The Edwards Lecture: Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob
        • Topic: Losing our balance: Old and New Directions in Canadian Criminal Justice Policy
        • The Edwards Lecture will be held at 4:30 in Krueger Hall, Woodsworth College.

        January 22, 2014

        • Speaker: Fleur Johns, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
        • Topic: The Laws of Lists and the Demos of Data


        November 8 , 2013

        • Speaker: Rashmee Singh, University of Waterloo
        • Topic: Nothing to Translate: Migrant Mediators, Gender Violence and Women’s Empowerment in Toronto’s Diaspora

        October  28, 2013

        • Speaker: Amanda Glasbeek, York University and Emily van der Meulen Ruerson University
        • Topic: It tells you who is supposed to be feared: Toronto women talk about CCTV

        October 16, 2013

        • Speaker: Neil Boyd, Simon Fraser University
        • Topic: Cannabis Law and Policy: Reflections on Current Global and Local Realities

         October 9, 2013

        • Speaker: Janet Chan, University of New South Wales
        • Topic: Lawyering and Legal Stress

        September 19, 2013

        • Speaker: Phil Goodman and Meghan Dawe, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Prisoners, Cows and Abattoirs: The closing of Canada’s Prison Farms as a Grand Penal Drama.

        March 11, 2013

        • Speaker: Professor Leon Kosals, Department of Economic Sociology, State University – Higher School of Economics, Russia
        • Topic: Informality and corruption in police-public relations in transformation countries: evidence from sociological surveys

        February 27, 2013

        • Speaker: Professor Li Chen, Department of History, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Sovereignty, modern sensibility and the colonial imagining of others’ pain in the Sino-Western encounter

        February 12, 2013

        • Speaker: Randy Seepersad, University of the West Indies
        • Topic: Economic deprivation and crime in Trinidad

        February 4, 2013

        • Speaker: Dr. Sarah Armstrong, Senior Research Fellow, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
        • Topic: Working Spaces, Punishing Spaces: using art to reflect on the role of research in constructing penal spaces

        January 21, 2013

        • Speaker: Lindsay Farmer, School of Law, University of Glasgow
        • Topic: Language and Order: Sedition, blasphemy and obscenity and modern criminal law


        December 6, 2012

        • Speaker: James Williams, Dept. of Social Science, York University
        • Topic: Feeding Finance: Speculation, Law, and Markets in Agricultural Commodities

        November 20, 2012

        • Celebrating 50 Years of Criminology at the University of Toronto
        • 2 – 4 pm: Hart House: Panel Discussion on 50 Years of Criminal Justice, including William Blair, David Daubney, Marlys Edwardh, Edward Greenspan, Graham Stewart, and Michael Tonry
        • 4:30 – 5:30: Hon. Justice Ian Binnie: “Taking Wrongful Convictions Seriously”

        November 9, 2012

        • Speaker: Hoi Kong, Faculty of Law, McGill University
        • Topic: Deliberative Democracy and Urban Design
        • Co-sponsored by The Cities Centre

        October 17, 2012

        • Speaker: Steve Herbert, Dept. of Geography, University of Washington
        • Topic: Fear and Loathing in the San Juan Islands: Endangered Orcas and the Legitimacy of Environmental Law
        • Co-sponsored with the Centre for the Study of the United States and the Dept. of Geography.
        • 4 – 6 pm in Room 208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs

        October 12, 2012

        • Speaker: Eugene McCann, Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University
        • Topic: Friction, Situatedness, and (Im)mobility: The Political Geographies of Harm Reduction Drug Policy
        • Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Geography and Urban Planning
        • 2 – 4 pm in Room 2125, Sidney Smith Hall

        October 3, 2012

        • Speaker: Graham Denyer Willis, Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
        • Topic: An Exceptional State: Policing a Viiolent Crisis in São Paulo, Brazil

        September 17, 2012

        • Speaker: Leon Kosals, State University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
        • Topic: Police, Inc.: Police Moonlighting and Corruption in Russia, Bulgaria, and Kazakhstan

        April 19, 2012

        • Speaker: Sandra Bucerius, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto; Sara Thompson, Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Ryerson University; Mark Luguya, Pathways Canada
        • Topic: “This is No Community No More”: The Unintended Consequences of Revitalization on Community and Crime in Regent Park

        April 10, 2012

        • Speaker: Laura Gomez, School of Law, UCLA
        • Topic: The Next Generation of Sociolegal Scholarship on Race and Racism: Connecting How We Operationalize “Race” to its Conceptualization as Social Construct
        • (co-sponsored with the Centre for the Study of the United States)
        • 4pm

        March 15, 2012

        • Speaker: Daniela Piana, Dept. of Political Science, University of Bologna
        • Topic: Cultures of Prosecution in the Regions of Italy: Realizing the Right to a Fair Trial
        • Co-sponsored with Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

        March 6, 2012

        • Speaker: Lee Ann Fujii, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Gangbanging and Spectacle Lynchings: Examining Performances of Identity and Violence

        February 15, 2012

        • Speaker: Jooyoung Lee, Dept. of Sociology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Wounded: Life after the Shooting

        January 30, 2012

        • Speaker: Tony Doob, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, emeritus
        • Topic: Richard Ericson’s Making Crime: The Prequel (Director’s Cut)


        December 9, 2011

        • Speaker: Ernie Drucker, Professor Emeritus and former Director of Public Health and Policy Research, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University; Scholar in Residence, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
        • Topic: A Plague of Prisons: Lessons for Canada from the U.S. Experience

        November 29, 2011

        • Speaker: Michael Kempa, Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
        • Topic: The Political Economy of Private Security: Regulation, Governance and Democracy

        November 15, 2011

        • Speaker: Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Centre for International Studies and Research, Sciences Po, Paris
        • Topic: Policing Economic Crime in Russia from the Soviet to the Post-Soviet Era
        • Co-sponsored with Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

        November 10, 2011

        • Speaker: Laurence Ralph, Department of African American Studies, Harvard University
        • Topic: Violence and Mobility in a Chicago Street Gang
        • Co-sponsored with Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
        • 4 pm, JHB 100 (Jackman Humanities Building, Bloor and St. George

        November 2, 2011

        • Speaker: Joshua Page, Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota
        • Topic: What’s Possible? A Union’s Less Obvious Effects on Criminal Punishment
        • Co-sponsored with Department of Sociology
        • 4 pm, Department of Sociology (725 Spadina Avenue), Room 240

        October 26, 2011

        • Speaker: Troy Riddell, Department of Political Science, University of Guelph
        • Topic: Excluding Evidence and Sentencing: What Explains Judicial Decisions in Criminal Justice?

        September 29, 2011

        • Speaker: Janet Chan, Faculty of Law, University of new South Wales
        • Topic: Restorative Justice for Victims and Serious Offenders: An Australian Study

        September 20, 2011

        • John Ll. J. Edwards Lecture
        • Speaker: Lucia Zedner, Faculty of Law, Oxford University
        • Topic: The Historical Origins of the Preventive State – Or, Just How New is the New Penology?

        April 14, 2011

        • Speaker: Andreas Glaeser, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
        • Topic: Power/Knowledge Failure: The East German Secret Police, the Opposition, and the End of Socialism (co-sponsored with CERES)

        April 4, 2011

        • Speaker: Greg Smith, Department of History, University of Manitoba
        • Topic: Arbitration, Equity, and Summary Justice in Eighteenth Century London

        March 18, 2011

        • Speaker: Andrew Gentes, Department of History, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
        • Topic: “An Enormous Prison Without a Roof" The Influence of Siberian Exile on Tsarist Russia’s Penal Development
        • **Co-sponsored with the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies [CERES]. Location and time: Room 108, North Building, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place), 4-6 pm.

        March 1, 2011

        • Speaker: Philip Girard, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
        • Topic: Revolution and the Legal Profession in North America: A Comparative Inquiry

        February 17, 2011

        • Speaker: Irvin Studin, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Future of Canadian National Security: CSIS, Foreign Intelligence, Policing, and Rights


        December 7, 2010

        • Speaker: Bill McCarthy, Department of Sociology, University of California at Davis
        • Topic: Becoming a Sex Worker

        November 22, 2010

        • Speaker: Theo Verinakis, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: For Love of Country: How States Consolidate Sovereignty through Violent Civic Action

        November 4, 2010

        • Speaker: Kevin O’Neill, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Soul of Security: Corporatism, Christianity, and Control in Postwar Guatemala

        October 13, 2010

        • Speaker: Kevin Walby, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Conservation Officers, Dispersal Policing, and the Aesthetics of Urban Order in Canada’s Capital City

        September 23, 2010

        • Speaker: Peter Shadgett, Ontario Provincial Police and Criminal Intelligence Service Ontario
        • Topic: The Transformation of Organized Crime in Ontario

        June 1, 2010

        • Speaker: Pat O’Malley, University of Sydney
        • Topic: Simulated Justice: Risk, Money and Telemetric Policing

        April 12, 2010

        • Speaker: Carolyn Strange, Australian National University
        • Topic: The Walworth Pardon of 1877: Executive Justice in a Republic

        March 22, 2010

        • Speaker: Candace Kruttschnitt, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Are There Still “Contrasts in Tolerance”? Imprisonment in the Netherlands and England 20 Years Later

        March 12, 2010

        • Speaker: Elizabeth Griffiths, Emory University
        • Topic: Provocations to Violence: Explaining the Issue of Contention in Violent Altercations

        March 5, 2010

        • Speaker: Mariana Valverde, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Current Constitutional Challenges to Canada’s Prostitution Laws in the Context of International Prostitution Law Reforms

        February 25, 2010

        • Speaker: Marie Comiskey, University of Michigan
        • Topic: Initiating Dialogue About Jury Comprehension of Legal Concepts: Can the Stagnant Pool be Revitalized?

        February 4, 2010

        • Speaker: John Beattie, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Why Didn’t the London Metropolitan Police Have a Detective Department in 1829?

        January 25, 2010

        • Speaker: Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University and University of Toronto, will present the 2010 John Ll. J. Edwards Lecture at 4:30 in Room 150, Canadiana Building
        • Topic: Judges, Masters, and Diviners: Slaves’ Experience of Criminal Justice in Colonial Suriname

        January 15, 2010

        • Speaker: Sandra Bucerius, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Muslim Virgin Wanted: In Search of Reasons to Quit Dealing


        November 19, 2009

        • Speaker: Barrington Walker, Queen’s University
        • Topic: “The Blood of the African Flows Through His Veins:” The John Paris Case and Black Civil Rights in Inter-War Truro & Saint John

        October 29, 2009

        • Speaker: Blake Brown, St. Mary’s University
        • Topic: “The Revolver Itself Originates Crimes”: Gun Control Debates in Early 20th Century Canada

        October 28, 2009

        • Speaker: Davina Cooper, University of Kent
        • Topic: TBA

        October 20, 2009

        • Speaker: Monda Halpern, University of Western Ontario
        • Topic: Trial by Jewry: Reaction to the 1931 Edelson/Horwitz Murder Case

        October 5, 2009

        • Speaker: Carolyn Yule, University of Guelph
        • Topic: Mothering and Crime: How Living with Children Influences Offending

        September 23, 2009

        • Speaker: Scot Wortley, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Race and Police Use of Force: Results from a Study of Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit

        April 2, 2009

        • Speaker: Matthew Light, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Death Penalty in Russia: A Dilemma for the Kremlin – and for the Abolitionist Movement

        March 23, 2009

        • Speaker: Karim Ismaili, Ryerson University
        • Topic: From Marginalization to Hyper-Marginalization: Surveying the Many Fronts of the War on Immigrants in the USA

        March 12, 2009

        • Speaker: Todd Fogelsong, Harvard University
        • Topic: The Crisis of Affordability in US Policing

        February 24, 2009

        • Speaker: Anna Pratt, York University
        • Topic: Between a Hunch and a Hard Place: Making Suspicion Reasonable at the Border

        January 28, 2009

        • Speaker: Barbara Perry, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
        • Topic: “It Could Have Been Me”: The Community Effects of Hate Crime

        January 14, 2009

        • Speaker: Audrey Macklin, University ot Toronto
        • Topic: Recent Developments in the Omar Khadr case


        November 25, 2008

        • Speaker: Megan Comfort, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
        • Topic: Doing Time Together: The Secondary Prisonization of Women with Incarcerated Partners

        November 21, 2008

        • Speaker: Nick Blomley, Dept. of Geography, Simon Fraser Unniversity
        • Topic: Pedestrianism: The Logic of Flow

        November 12, 2008

        • Speaker: Katherine Beckett, Dept. of Sociology, University of Washington
        • Topic: Banishment: Its Return and Consequences

        October 30, 2008

        • Speaker: Mariana Valverde, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Questions of Security. This talk will be held at 4 p.m., as part of a ceremony dedicating the seminar room to the memory of Richard V. Ericson. A reception will follow.

        October 23, 2008

        • Speaker: Rick Sarre, Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of South Australia
        • Topic: Policy Options for the Greater Integration of Private SecurityIndustries into Policing: The View from Australia

        October 15, 2008

        • Speaker: Nawal Ammar, Dean, Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
        • Topic: Policing Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S.: Immigrant Women’s Opinions

        October 1, 2008

        • Speaker: Rosemary Gartner, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Decline of Homicide-Suicide by Men Who Kill Their Intimate Partners

        September 23, 2008

        • Speaker: Ethan Burger, Georgetown and American University
        • Topic: Law as Politics: The Russian Procuracy and Its Investigative Committee

        September 18, 2008

        • Speaker: Anthony Doob, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Politics, Policies, and Imprisonment in Canada, 1960-2008

        May 15, 2008

        • Speaker: Professor Maria Isabel Narvaez Mora, Faculty of Law, University of Girona
        • Topic: Some Thoughts on the Fear of Crime Concept

        April 4, 2008

        • Speaker: Professor Mona Lynch, San Jose State University
        • Topic: Transitioning to the Mass Penal State: Lessons from a Case Study of Arizona, USA

        March 7, 2008

        • Speaker: Jennifer Wood, Dept. of Criminal Justice, Temple University
        • Topic: Who should the police be in a plural age?


        December 3, 2007

        • Speaker: Lynn Mather, Director, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo
        • Topic: TBA

        November 23, 2007

        • Speaker: Kimberley White, Division of Social Science, York University
        • Topic: State-Made Madness: The Culture of Commissions, Public Inquiries, and Mental Health Policy in Canada

        November 16, 2007

        • Speaker: Jock Collins, University of Technology, Sydney
        • Topic: Ethnic Diversity and Crime in Australia: Moral Panic or Meaningful Policy Responses

        October 26, 2007

        • Speaker: Scot Wortley, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: The Song Remains the Same: Racial Differences in Perceptions of Criminal Injustice in 1994 and 2007

        October 2, 2007

        • (Held at the Croft Chapter House) Speaker: Daphne Barak-Erez, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University
        • Topic: Outlawed Pigs: Law, Religion and Culture in Israel

        September 24, 2007

        • Speaker: Rosemary Gartner and Sara Thompson, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Homicide in Toronto: Changes over Time and Patterns Across Neighbourhoods

        September 14, 2007

        • Speaker: David Hulchanski, Director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Crime, Poverty and Incredible Wealth: What’s Happening to Toronto’s Neighbourhoods?

        April 9, 2007

        • Speaker: Jane Sprott, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph
        • Topic: Girls and Youth Justice: A Tale of Two Nations

        April 3, 2007

        • Speaker: Kevin Reitz, Annenberg Levee Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
        • Topic: Multiple and Repeat Offenders: Sentencing Policy and the Shortfall of Memory

        March 15, 2007

        • Speaker: Nancy Reichman, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Denver
        • Topic: Network Failure: The Dark Side of Emerging Forms of Governance

        February 28, 2007

        • Speaker: David Engel, Professor of Law, State University of New York, Buffalo
        • Topic: Reading the Landscape of Injury: The Lost Pathway to Law

        February 14, 2007

        • Speaker: Ronit Dinovitzer, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto – Mississauga
        • Topic: The Reproduction of Inequality in the Legal Profession

        January 30, 2007

        • Speaker: Bernard Harcourt, Julius Kreeger Professor of Law and Criminology, University of Chicago
        • Topic: Against Prediction: Policing and Punishing in an Actuarial Age

        January 16, 2007

        • Speaker: George Rigakos, Associate Professor, Dept. of Law, Carleton University
        • Topic: Nightclub: Bouncers, Risk and the Spectacle of Consumption

        October 26, 2007

        • Speaker: Kim Shayo Buchanan, Columbia University
        • Topic: Impunity: Sexual Abuse in US Women’s Prisons

        October 5, 2007

        • Speaker: Tony Doob, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Discipline and Deterrence

        September 25, 2007

        • Speaker: Elizabeth Heger Boyle, University of Minnesota
        • Topic: Hegemonic versus Ideological Law: Muslim Migrants and the Power of Competing Legalities

        September 18, 2007

        • Speaker: Charis Kubrin, George Washington University
        • Topic: Predicting Who Reoffends: The Neglected Role of Neighbourhood Context in recidivism Studies

        April 10, 2007

        • Speaker: Fiona Kay, Queen’s University
        • Topic: Contested Boundaries: Law Practice in Quebec


        March 30, 2006

        • Speaker: Biko Agozino, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
        • Topic: African Fractals and Criminological Theory

        March 23, 2006

        • Speaker: Randy Lippert, University of Windsor
        • Topic: Securing the Splintering City: CCTV Programs, Gated Communities, and Law

        March 13, 2006

        • Speaker: Chris Uggen, University of Minnesota
        • Topic: Professor Uggen will discuss his recently released book (co-authored with Jeff Manza), Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2005)

        February 16, 2006

        • Speaker: Catherine Carstairs, University of Guelph
        • Topic: Coasting and Doing Time: Drug Use in Canada in the 1940s and 1950s

        Thursday February 2, 2006

        • Speaker: Janet Mosher, York University
        • Topic: A Man-in-the-House as Criminal Fraud: Welfare Fraud, Mens Rea and the Formation of ‘Spousal’ Relationships

        Thursday January 26, 2006

        • Speaker: James Sheptycki, York University
        • Topic: Theorising the Subculture of Transnational Policing and the Transnational Subculture of Policing

        Tuesday January 17, 2006

        • Speaker: Pat O’Malley, Carleton University
        • Topic: Government by Fire: Fire Prevention and Urban Security Networks (co-authored by Steve Hutchinson)


        Thursday November 9, 2005

        • Speaker: Magnus Hornqvist, Stockholm University
        • Topic: From Criminogenic Need to Employability: Governing at Close Range

        Thursday October 20, 2005

        • Speaker: Jody Miller, University of Missouri, St. Louis
        • Topic: Gender ‘n the ‘Hood: Neighborhood Violence Against Urban Girls

        Thursday October 6, 2005

        • Speaker: Bill McCarthy, University of Toronto
        • Topic: What’s Love Got to Do With It? Dating and Delinquency

        Friday September 30, 2005

        • Speaker: Anna Pratt, York University, Randy Lippert, University of Windsor, and Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto
        • Topic: “The Policing of Borders” This event will begin at 3 pm; a reception in honour of Professor Pratt’s recently released book, Securing Borders: Detention and Deportation in Canada, will follow the seminar at approximately 5pm.

        Monday September 19, 2005

        • Speaker: Janet Chan, University of New South Wales
        • Topic: Fair Cop Episode 2: Creating a Comfort Zone

        Tuesday May 3, 2005

        • Speaker: Les Jacobs, York University
        • Topic: Rights at Work During the SARS Crisis: Legal Consciousness in Three Cities (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Toronto)

        Tuesday April 26, 2005

        • Speaker: Barbara Hudson, University of Central Lancashire
        • Topic: Beyond White Man’s Justice: Race, Gender and Justice in Late Modernity

        Tuesday April 12, 2005

        • Speaker: David Schneiderman, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
        • Topic: "Parents Can Sleep Soundly": Media Analysis of R. v. John Robin Sharpe

        Tuesday April 5, 2005

        • Speaker: Rod Brunson, Dept. of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis
        • Topic: Who’s Da’ Meaner? African-American Young Men and Police Harassment

        Monday March 21, 2005

        • Speaker: Frank Zimring, Boalt Hall Law School, University of California, Berkeley
        • Topic: Explaining the ‘crime drop’ in the United States: Some statistical lessons from Canada

        Thursday March 17, 2005

        • Speaker: Don Fyson, Laval University
        • Topic: The Judicial Prosecution of Crime in the Longue Duree: Quebec 1712-1965
        Tuesday February 22, 2005
        • Speaker: Jean-Paul Brodeur, Centre de criminologie comparee, Universite de Montreal
        • Topic: Defining the police: new attempts
        Tuesday February 1, 2005
        • Speaker: John Beattie, University Professor Emeritus, U of T
        • Topic: The first English detectives

        Friday January 21, 2005

        • 3pm to 5pm Panel on women’s imprisonment in the US, Canada, and the UK, with Julia Sudbury (Social Work, U of T), Candace Kruttschnitt (Sociology, U Minnesota), and Rosemary Gartner (Criminology, U of T). This event will be a book launch for Julia Sudbury’s “Global Lockdown” and “Marking Time in the Golden State” by C. Kruttschnitt and R. Gartner


        Tuesday November 23, 2004

        • Speaker: Chris Tomlins, American Bar Foundation
        • Topic: Law, Population and Labour in Early America

        Tuesday October 26, 2004

        • On Tuesday, October 26, the Centre of Criminology will be hosting a book launch for Pat O’Malley’s new book, Risk, Uncertainty and Government, featuring remarks by Richard Ericson, Kelly Hannah-Moffat, and Pat O’Malley. This will take place from 4 to 5:30, In the Criminology lounge, with an informal reception to follow.

        Wednesday October 20, 2004

        • Speaker: Tony Ward, University of Hull (UK)
        • Topic: State Crime in the Heart of Darkness

        Tuesday October 12, 2004

        • Speaker: Eduardo Paes Machado, Federal University of Bahia, and visiting scholar at U of T
        • Topic: Bank Employee Victimization in Brazil

        Tuesday October 5, 2004

        • Speaker: Wayne Sumner, Professor of Philosophy, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Prof. Sumner will discuss his forthcoming book, The Hateful and the Obscene: Studies in the Limits of Free Expression

        Tuesday September 21, 2004

        • Speaker: Randy McGowen, University of Oregon History Dept.
        • Topic: Capital Punishment and the Bank of England

        Friday September 17, 2004

        • noon to 1:45 pm Speaker: Kendall Thomas, Columbia University Law School
        • Topic: The Mourning of Enjoyment: Race, Sex and Citizenship in the Death Penalty State
        • Solarium, Falconer Hall, Faculty of Law (Queen’s Park) (This talk co-sponsored with the Faculty of Law)

        Tuesday April 6, 2004

        • Speaker: Prof. Mariana Valverde, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Seeing Like a City: Legal Tools of Urban Order

        Thursday April 1, 2004

        • Speaker: Prof. Vince Sacco, Dept. of Sociology, Queen’s University
        • Topic: Talk to the Hand: Reacting to Extortionate Crime in the Context of an Urban Crime Wave

        Tuesday March 23, 2004

        • Speaker: Prof. Simon Holdaway, Director, Centre for Criminological Research, Sheffield University
        • Topic: Black Police Associations in the United Kingdom

        Tuesday March 16, 2004

        • Speaker: Soren Frederiksen, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
        • Topic: Truth or Tall Tales: The Polygraph and Canadian Understandings of Scientific Evidence

        Tuesday March 9, 2004

        • Speaker: Prof. Scott Decker, Dept. of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri St. Louis
        • Topic: Recognizing and Responding to Gangs: America, Europe and Beyond

        Wednesday March 3, 2004

        • Speaker: Michelle Shepherd, Jim Rankin and Scott Simmie, Investigative Reporters, The Toronto Star
        • Topic: The Aftermath of the Toronto Star Series on Racial Bias in Policing: Stagnation, Progress or a Turn in the Wrong Direction?
        • IMPORTANT NOTE: This talk is being co-sponsored by the Centre of Excellence in Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS). The talk will be in Room 548, 246 Bloor Street West (North-West corner of Bloor and Bedford)

        Wednesday February 25, 2004

        • Speaker: Dr. Michael Falk, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Sick Kids Hospital (Toronto)
        • Topic: A Demographic Analysis of Gang-Involved Homicide Among California Youth: 1990-1999

        Tuesday January 13, 2004

        • Speaker: Prof. Anthony Doob, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Understanding the Use of Imprisonment in Canada: Speaking Harshly but Acting like Canadians


        Thursday November 27, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Sociology/Criminology, University of Toronto, and Prof. Paula Maurutto, Sociology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Retrofitting Risk: Practitioners’ Understanding and Use of Youth Risk Assessments

        Thursday November 20, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Jerry Bannister, History Memorial University, St. John’s
        • Topic: Rule of the Admirals: Law, Custom, and Naval Government in Newfoundland, 1699-1832

        Monday November 17, 2003

        • Speaker: Dr. Susan Eley, Stirling University
        • Topic: Drug Treatment Courts

        Monday October 20, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Markus Dubber, Law, Buffalo
        • Topic: The Police Power of the State and the Foundations of US Criminal Law

        Monday October 6, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Anna Pratt, Sociology, Brock University and Sara Thompson (Criminology)
        • Topic: Policing Borders: An Empirical Study of Customs and Immigration Officers' Work

        Monday September 29, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Simon Cole, Criminology, University of California at Irvine
        • Topic: Identifying the Criminal: From Fingerprints to DNA and Back Again

        Monday March 31, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Rosemary Gartner, Carla Cesaroni, Carolyn Yule, Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: Situating Women’s Experiences of Victimization and Offending

        Friday March 28, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Carolyn Strange, Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: Riel-ity TV: the re-trial of Louis Riel

        Tuesday March 25, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Maximo Sozzo, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
        • Topic: Police corruption and police reform in Buenos Aires

        Tuesday March 11, 2003

        • Speaker: Dr. Les Moran, Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
        • Topic: Cosmopolitan safety: violence, sexuality, space

        Monday March 3, 2003

        • Speaker: Michael Tonry, Cambridge Criminology Institute
        • Topic: Why is the Canadian Criminal Justice System Less Punitive?

        Monday February 24, 2003

        • Speaker: Dr. Ian Loader, Criminology, Keele University
        • Topic: Towards a cultural sociology of policing: the case of England

        Monday February 10, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Aaron Doyle, Sociology, Carleton University
        • Topic: COPS: Television policing as policing reality

        Thursday January 30, 2003

        • Speaker: Ron Levi, University of Toronto/Northwestern University
        • Topic: Gated communities in law's gaze

        Monday January 27, 2003

        • Speaker: Prof. Julie Horney, Dean, Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany
        • Topic: TBA


        Thursday, December 5, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Pat O’Malley, Canada Research Chair in Criminology, Carleton University
        • Topic: Uncertainty Makes Us Free: Liberalism, Security and the Disposition of Risk

        Monday, December 2, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Philip Stenning, Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: Policing the Cultural Kaleidoscope: Recent Canadian Experiences

        Thursday, November 21, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Malcolm Feeley, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, University of California at Berkeley
        • Topic: The Vanishing Female Revisited: Further Explorations of the Decline of Women in the Criminal Process in the 18th and 19th Centuries

        Monday, November 4, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Carolyn Strange, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Leprosy Park: Legal Exile and Tourism in Hawai’i

        Monday, October 21, 2002

        • Speaker: Dr. Alison Liebling, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University
        • Topic: Prison Officers and the Moral Performance of Prisons

        Thursday, October 3, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Michael Jackson, Criminology, Simon Fraser University
        • Topic: Justice Behind the Walls

        Monday, September 23, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Julian Roberts, Criminology, University of Ottawa
        • Topic: Penal Populism: Findings From Five Countries

        Monday, July 29, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Paula Poncioni, Dept. of Social Policy, School of Social Work, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
        • Topic: The Construction of Police Professional Identity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

        Thursday, May 9, 2002

        • Speaker: Teri Miller, University of Buffalo Law School
        • Topic: The Intersection of Crime, Immigration Policy, and war in the U.S.

        Tuesday, April 9, 2002

        • Speaker: John Beattie, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Policing and Punishment in London, 1660-1750

        Tuesday, March 26, 2002

        • Speaker: Richard Ericson, University of British Columbia
        • Topic: Criminalizing Disability

        Thursday, March 21, 2002

        • Speaker: Evelyn Ruppert, York Sociology and Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: Moral Economies of Security: Professional Practices and the Improvement of Yonge-Dundas

        Tuesday, March 5, 2002

        • Speaker: David Garland, Law and Sociology, New York University
        • Topic: Thinking About Risk

        Tuesday, February 26, 2002

        • Speaker: Barrington Walker, History Dept. and Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: Recovery, Retrieval and Racial Representation: Blackness and Ontario’s Criminal Courts in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

        Monday, February 4, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Gary Kinsman, Sociology and Anthropology
        • Topic: 'Queers', 'Subversives', 'Terrorists': National Security as an Ideological Practice

        Thursday, January 24, 2002

        • Speaker: Professor Audrey Macklin, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
        • Topic: Looking at Law Through the Lens of Justice: Snapshots from the Criminal Justice System


        Thursday, October 18, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Pat O-Malley, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
        • Topic: Pleasure, Freedom and the Liberal Governance of Drugs and Alcohol

        Tuesday, October 9, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Irene Nemes, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales
        • Topic: Hate Speech and the Internet

        Thursday, September 20, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Brian Burtch, Criminology Department, Simon Fraser University
        • Topic: Penal Abolitionism in Canada

        Thursday, June 14, 2001

        • Speaker: Pr. Eduardo Pael Machado, Institute of Public Health, Universidade Federal de Bahia, Brazil
        • Topic: Robbers Aboard: Workplace Violence and Insecurity in the Public Transportation of a Brazilian City: The Case of Salvador, Bahia

        Thursday, May 3, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Pat O’Malley, Dept. of Legal Studies, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia
        • Topic: TBA

        Tuesday, April 3, 2001

        • Speaker: Dr. Barbara Sullivan, Dept. of Government, University of Queensland, Australia
        • Topic: TBA

        Tuesday, March 20, 2001

        • Speaker: Mr. Jeff Thomas
        • Topic: Mr. Thomas will give a presentation about his work as the documentary photographer for the 1991 Manitoba “Aboriginal Justice Inquiry

        Tuesday, March 13, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Michael Sibalis, Dept. of History, Wilfrid Laurier University
        • Topic: Policing of Homosexuality in French History

        Wednesday, February 28, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor David Rasmussen, Dept. of Economics, Florida State University, Talahassee
        • Topic: Exploring the Behavioural Consequences of Social Capital

        Thursday, February 1, 2001

        • Speaker: Professor Lauren Snider, Dept. of Sociology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
        • Topic: Theft of Time


        Thursday, December 7, 2000

        • Speaker: Dr. Alison Bashford, Chair, Dept. of Gender Studies, University of Sydney, Australia
        • Topic: Imperial Hygiene: Leprosy and the Management of Race, Sexuality, and Nation in Inter-war Australia

        Tuesday, December 5, 2000

        • Speaker: Professor Andrew Goldsmith, Faculty of Law, Flinders University, South Australia
        • Topic: Police, States, and Fear

        Tuesday, November 7, 2000

        • Speaker: Professor Farley Brathwaite, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the West Indies, Barbados, West Indies
        • Topic: Victims of Crime and the Criminal Justice System in Barbados

        Wednesday, October 18, 2000

        • Speaker: Professor Wesley Pue, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver , B.C.
        • Topic: Lawyers with Soul: Professionalization’s Great Commission (or, Making the West Less Wild)

        Thursday, September 28, 2000

        • Speaker: Dr. Ruth Herz, University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Israel
        • Topic: Putting the Nazi Past Behind Us: Juvenile Justice and Germany’s Changing Political Culture

        Tuesday, September 19, 2000

        • Speaker: Dr. Janet Chan, School of Social Science and Policy, University of New South Wales
        • Topic: Negotiating the field: New observations on the making of police officers

        Friday, April 28, 2000

        • Speaker: Prof. George Mair, Liverpool John Moores University
        • Topic: Electronic monitoring in the UK

        Wednesday, March 29, 2000

        • Speaker: Sara Knox, Dept. of Humanities, University of Western Sydney
        • Topic: A world made of class: crime, culture and community in an age of hypermedia

        Thursday, March 23, 2000

        • Speaker: “Marc Mauer, US Sentencing Project.
        • Will introduce his new book, Race to Incarcerate

        Tuesday, March 14, 2000

        • Speaker: Annmarie Barnes, Centre of Criminology, and Akua Benjamin, Ryerson
        • Topic: Stigmatization and deportation of Jamaican immigrants to Canada

        Friday, March 10, 2000

        • Speaker: Peter Bailey, History Department, University of Manitoba
        • Topic: Public space, private adventure: social and sexual encounters in Victorian railways
        • Cosponsored with the History Department

        Wednesday, February 23, 2000

        • Speaker: Maximo Sozzo, Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina)
        • Topic: Current trends in urban security projects and policing innovations in Argentina

        Tuesday, February 8, 2000

        • Speaker: Sherene Razack, OISE
        • Topic: Pedagogies of citizenship: Canadian national mythologies and law

        Tuesday, January 25, 2000

        • Speaker: Joe Hermer, Centre of Criminology
        • Topic: 'The forlorn waif look': Policing women begging with children on the London Underground

        Wednesday, January 19, 2000

        • Speaker: Alan Hunt, Carleton University
        • Topic: Discipline: more or less legal?