In the Press

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.

September 2021

The National Post: Scot Wortley comments on the RCMP decision not to apologize to Black community for excessive Halifax street checks

The Lawyer's Daily: Audrey Macklin discusses an online collaboration amongst fellow administrative law professors across Canada that she organized

August 2021

Cabin Radio: Erick Laming comments on the treatment by police described by a woman in Inuvik

July 2021

Ahval News: Serdar San discusses international abductions conducted by Turkey’s security services

Macleans: Ongoing coverage of the reports on solitary confinement from Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, and Adelina Iftene

The Toronto Star: Erick Laming discusses options available to families given the narrow mandate of the SIU

The Toronto Star: Julius Haag comments on police actions during an encamptent eviction in Toronto

Edmonton Journal: Anthony Doob discusses the new Alberta Parole Board 

The Toronto Star: Erick Laming discusses the inclusion of domestic violence in police oversight agencies' mandates (Canadian Press)

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the need for New Brunswick to have its own police watchdog agency

June 2021

Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Anthony Doob discusses juridical discretion

The Ottawa Citizen: Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott coauthor opinion piece on solitary confinement

Academic Matters: Mariana Valverde coauthors piece on the history of the MaRS Discovery District

The Toronto Star: Erick Laming comments on video footage from the Nova Scotia mass shooting in 2020

The Toronto Star: Julius Haag discusses the concentration of gun violence in specific areas

The Toronto Star: Anthony Doob discusses changing drivers’ reckless behaviour

May 2021

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the impact of racism on recruitment and retention of Indigenous RCMP officers

The Winnepeg Free Press: Erick Laming coauthors piece on control of body-worn camera footage

CTV News: Julius Haag the status of calls to defuld police in Canada

The Toronto Star: Erick Laming discusses ‘thin blue line’ patches

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the availability of good data on police-involved sexual assaults

Coverage of a new report from Alex Luscombe, Alexander McClelland, and the CCLA: COVID-19 and Law Enforcement in Canada: The Second Wave

Coverage of a new report from Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, and Adelina Iftene: Do Independent External Decision Makers Ensure that “An Inmate’s Confinement in a Structured Intervention Unit Is to End as Soon as Possible”? 

April 2021

The Hamilton Spectator: Julius Haag coauthors an article on the Premier's expansion of police powers to stop and question residents

Canadian Dimension:  Erick Laming coauthors an article on the public expense of police body-worn cameras

680 News: Erick Laming discusses the public's access police body-worn camera footage in Toronto

The Toronto Star: Daniel Konikoff discusses a suspected death case

TVO: Erick Laming discusses First Nations policing

Ongoing coverage of a new report from Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott on Solitary Confinement, Torture, and Canada’s Structured Intervention Units

Regina Leader-Post: Erick Laming discusses the creation of a civilian-led Serious Incident Response Team in Saskatchewan

The Toronto Star: Julius Haag dscusses harms that can arise from having police as primary responders

Coverage of the Racial Equity Impact Assessment of TTC Enforcement Activities by Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah

March 2021

Regina Leader-Post: Erick Laming discusses policing oversight in Saskatchewan

Global News: Mariana Valverde discusses the Supreme Court hearing regarding Premier Ford’s cut to Toronto city council (video)

The Toronto Star: Mariana Valverd discusses the Supreme Court hearing regarding Premier Ford’s cut to Toronto city council

Ongoing coverage of a new report from Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott on Solitary Confinement, Torture, and Canada’s Structured Intervention Units

Alberta Views: Erick Laming discusses First Nations policing in Alberta

February 2021

Coverage of a new report from Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott on Solitary Confinement, Torture, and Canada’s Structured Intervention Units

The Hamilton SpectatorCrimSL junior fellow Ferdouse Asefi authors opinion peice on federal attempts at reconcilliation.

Law Times: CrimSL Acting Director Scot Wortley discusses the Federal Government’s proposed criminal justice reforms in the context of the recent CABL report on perceptions and experiences with the Ontario criminal justice system 

CBC News: Julius Haag comments on proposed federal legislation that would let cities ban handguns

APTN News: PhD Candidate Erick Laming discusses police oversight as part of a series on in-custody deaths in BC

Coverage of a report by Scot Wortley, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, and Huibin Lin that confirms significant racial differences in perceptions and experiences with the Ontario criminal justice system

The Huffington Post: Alex Luscombe and Jamie Duncan coauthor op-ed on the RCMP's role in mass surveillance technologies like Clearview AI

The Globe and Mail: PhD candidate Erick Laming comments on the subjective threshold of what it means to resist arrest

CP24: Professor Matthew Light is interviewed about the arrest of Alexei Navalny and related protest in Russia

January 2021

The Hamilton SpectatorPhD candidate Erick Laming co-authors opinion piece on the implementation of Axon Public Safety’s digital management system for police and the justice system in Ontario

CBC News: PhD candidate Erick Laming comments on internal policy on body cameras released by Toronto police

Slaw: Post-doctoral fellow Ayodele Akenroye authors column on videoconferencing technologies and the Canadian criminal justice system 

The New York Times: Instructor Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (PhD 2013), who is cross-appointed to CrimSL, comments on progress since cannabis was legalised.

The Globe and Mail: PhD candidate Erick Laming is cited regarding police shooting fatality data

CBC News: PhD candidate Erick Laming comments on video recordings and police accountability

The Toronto Star: PhD candidate Erick Laming coauthors the "No" side oin a debate asking "Do body-worn cameras increase police accountability?"

The Globe and Mail: Professor Emeritus Tony Doob and alulmna Cheryl Webster (PhD 2003) comment on the predictive validity and Correctional Service Canada's risk assessments and their systemic bias against Indigenous women

Ongoing coverage of the report on solitary confinement prepared by Professor Anthony Doob and alumna Jane Sprott following the end of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel in 2020:

December 2020

The Globe and Mail: Erick Laming authors opinion piece about limited funding for First Nations’ police services

The National PostErick Laming comments on police shootings and community trust in police

The National PostErick Laming comments on police shootings and data collection

The Globe and Mail: Catherine Evans authors opinion piece on what history says about how the question of whether the Toronto van attack suspect is criminally responsible will be settled.

The Toronto Star: Scot Wortley comments on use-of-force reporting

Nunatsiaq News: Erick Laming discusses the policies guiding the use of body camera's in the Iqaluit RCMP pilot project

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the RCMP's body cam pilot project in Iqaluit

November 2020

The London Free Press: Erick Laming discusses concerns over police invistigating themselves

TVO: Erick Laming discusses the importance of First Nations police services

The Globe and Mail: Coverage of a report by prepared by Professor Anthony Doob and alumna Jane Sprott refuting the attribution, by Correctional Service Canada, of ongoing SIU practices to COVID-19 

Coverage of the report on solitary confinement prepared by Professor Anthony Doob and alumna Jane Sprott following the end of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel earlier this year:

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses a Scarborough pilot project replacing police with Indigenous crisis teams on mental health checks 

Coverage of the latest Policing the Pandemic report by Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland, “An extreme last resort”: Monetary Penalties and the Policing of COVID-19 in Canada:

October 2020

The Toronto Star: Mariana Valverde authors opinion piece calling to replace the RCMP with local, community-based approaches

CBC News: Erick Laming discussese ways to improve police oversight and accountability in Ontario

CBC News: Jihyun Kwon discusses Ontario's police disciplinary tribunal

Coverage of the report on solitary confinement prepared by Professor Anthony Doob and alumna Jane Sprott following the end of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel earlier this year:

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the impact on public perception of an officer keeping their job after a criminal conviction

Nunatsiaq News: Erick Laming discusses the use of body-worn cameras by RCMP in Iqaluit begining next month

Broadview: Erick Laming discusses police funding and trust in the police

The Toronto Star: Erick Laming discusses "thin blue line" merchandise

The Parallel Campaign: Professor Beatrice Jauregui's work on on police unions is discussed

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on police approach on de-escalating distress situations.

September 2020

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley discusses a ‘Punisher’ patch spotted on a Toronto police officer's uniform

Political and Legal Anthropology Review: Professor Beatrice Jauregui authors piece on police discrimination in India.

Bloomberg: Professor Ayobami Laniyonu discusses the importance of reinvestment for alternate policing models

Continued coverage following the end of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel chaired by Professor Anthony Doob:

August 2020

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses Toronto Police Service's new body-worn cameras (French)

CBC News: Erick Laming discusses the release of online summaries of RCMP reviews by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission (French)

CBC Radio's Day 6: Erick Laming discusses the SIU investigation into Regis Korshinski-Paquet's death

Coverage following the end of the Structured Intervention Unit Implementation Advisory Panel chaired by Professor Anthony Doob:

The Nova Scotia Advocate: PhD student Jessica Bundy is interviewed about race and policing in rural Nova Scotia

The Globe and Mail: Professor Anthony Doob discusses monitoring the implementation of a new law that abolishes the use of solitary confinement.

Vice: PhD student Giancarlo Fiorella discusses how Microsoft Flight Simulator displays conflict zones and concentration camps (authored piece on Bellingcat)

The Walrus: Julius Haag discusses public perceptions of police and the media

The Walrus: Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat comments on the implementation of Creating Changes in women's prisons in Canada

The National Post: Professor Scot Wortley comments on the release of inmates from Canadian correctional institutions in response to the pandemic

Coverage of the new OHRC report on racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service

The Wire: Professor Beatrice Jauregui is interviewed about criminal links with the Uttar Pradesh police, the Delhi police's investigation of the riots and the custodial death of a father-son duo in Tamil Nadu.

CBC News: Professor Anthony Doob's analysis shows the high rate of police-related deaths in Nunavik

CBC News: Erick Laming comments on RCMP improper force allegations

July 2020

Just Security: Professor Kamari Clarke authors piece on how international criminal Law helps entrench structural inequality

openDemocracy: PhD student Serdar San authors piece on Turkey's neighbourhood watchmen

UofT News: Professor Markus Dubber, who is cross-appointed to CrimSL, discusses the new Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI

American Anthropologist: Professor Kamari Clarke is interviewed 

CBC News: PhD Student Julius Haag discusses the impact of the pandemic on gun violence

Toronto.com: PhD Student Julius Haag discusses defunding the police

CBC News: Professor Anthony Doob provides statistical analysis and discussion of the high rate of police-related deaths in Nunavut

The National Post: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses the impact of recruiting Indigenous officers for Indigenous policing

The Nova Scotia Advocate: Professor Scot Wortley discusses what is needed to address anti-Black racism in policing

Indian ExpressResearch by Professor Beatrice Jauregui is cited in a discussion of excessive police violence 

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses the role of domestic violence charges in Nova Scotia's rate of criminal charges against officers

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley discusses police backgrounds among SIU investigators

CTV's Your Morning: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses holding police accountable in Indigenous communities (video)

The Chronicle Herald: Discussion of the significance and impact of Professor Scot Wortley's report on police stops in Halifax

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses BC's Independent Investigations Office 

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses the strained relationship between police and Indigenous people

Nunatsiaq News:  PhD student Erick Laming comments on Nunavut RCMP body camera discussions

Policy Options: PhD student Erick Laming has co-authored a piece on policies for police body-worn cameras

CTV News: PhD student Erick Laming discusses calls to defund police

The Toronto Star: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses police oversight and research by PhD student Jihyun Kwon and Professor Scot Wortley is cited

CTV News: PhD student Erick Laming  discusses why few police officers investigated by watchdogs are charged

The Wire: Research by Professor Beatrice Jauregui is cited in a discussion of excessive police violence 

PhD student Erick Laming comments on the use of police body cameras:

June 2020

The Toronto Star: PhD student Erick Laming discusses accountability for First Nations’ police

Toronto.com: PhD student Adam Ellis discusses  solutions to gang violence in GTA cities

Durhamregion.com: PhD student Adam Ellis discusses his experience with gangs

The Toronto Star: PhD student Julius Haag comments on the significance of the case involving Dafonte Miller

Coverage of the latest publication from the Policing the Pandemic mapping project, co-authored with the CCLA:

Orangeville.com: PhD student Adam Ellis comments on gang activities in GTA cities

The Globe and Mail: Recommendations by CrimSL's founding director, John Ll. J. Edwards regarding the roles of justice minister and attorney-general are referenced by a letter writer

Global News:  PhD student Erick Laming comments on the government plan to address racism in the RCMP

Baffler Magazine: PhD student Alex Luscombe discusses non-profit police foundations

UofT's The New Normal podcast: PhD student Julius Haag participates in an episode on anti-Black racism (Part 1) (Part 2)

Wait, There’s More podcast: PhD student Erick Laming discusses systemic racism within the RCMP

Global News: PhD student Erick Laming discusses oversight of the RCMP

Global News: PhD Student Jihyun Kwon discusses police ability to predict and prevent mass shootings

CBC Radio The Current: PhD student Erick Laming discusses police oversight

CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup: PhD student Erick Laming discusses the treatment of Indigenous people by police in Canada 

CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup: PhD student Erick Laming discusses Indigenous police funding and calls to defund the police

The Toronto Sun: PhD student Erick Laming co-authors opinion piece on police body cameras

CTV News: Professor Scot Wortley discusses calls to defund the police

CTV News: PhD student Erick Laming discusses trust in police

Vox: Professor Ayobami Laniyonu discusses defunding as a policy for police abolition

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming pens op-ed on police accountability and civilian oversight

Professor Scot Wortley discusses race-based data collection by Ontario's SIU

CTV News: PhD student Erick Laming discusses the RCMP Commissioner's recent comments on systemic racism (video)

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on the response to his report on police stops in Nova Scotia published last year

The Toronto Star: Julius Haag comments on the selection of Toronto’s next police chief

The Globe and Mail: PhD student Erick Laming comments on the use of police body cameras

The Chronicle Herald: Professor Scot Wortley comments on police stops in Nova Scotia following his report published last year

The Calgary Sun: Professor Anthony Doob comments on the proposed Alberta parole board

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming comments on calls for police body cameras

Q107: PhD student Jihyun Kwon comments on police use of force in Canada

FreshdailyDiscussion of police brutality in Canada references reports by Professor Scot Wortley on the police-related deaths of Indigenous people and Black people.

The Toronto Star: PhD student Erick Laming comments on the use of police body cameras

The Calgary Herald: Professor Anthony Doob comments on the proposed Alberta parole board

May 2020

ABC News: Director Audrey Macklin comments on Americans living in Canada during the pandemic

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on crime rates during the pandemic

Pandemic Borders: Director Audrey Macklin pens piece on mobility during the pandemic

Coverage of the mapping project by PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa):

Global News: PhD student Alex Luscombe comments on the cost of fines issued in COVID-19 enforcement in an article discussing the latest Policing the Pandemic enforcement report (April 14, 2020 - May 1, 2020)

CBC News: Coverage of the mapping project by PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa)

April 2020

Global News: Alex Luscombe, Alexander McCLelland, and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah comment on the enforcement of COVID-19 measures

Montreal Gazette: PhD student Alex Luscombe co-authored opinion piece on why tickets and fines are unlikely to help against COVID-19

Calcalist: PhD student Dikla Yogev pens opinion article about coronavirus and ultra-Orthodox society

National Post: PhD student Alex Luscombe comments on the use of ticketing to enforce COVID-19 measures

Radio-Canada: French language coverage of the mapping project by PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa

National Post: PhD student Alex Luscombe comments on the use of ticketing to enforce COVID-19 measures

London Free PressCoverage of the mapping project by PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa)

The Toronto StarFurther coverage of the mapping project by PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa)

NOW Magazine: PhD student Alex Luscombe and Alexander McClelland (University of Ottawa) have created a map tracking criminal charges laid under new laws that enforce physical distancing rulesMap: Policing The Pandemic
White paper: Policing the Pandemic: Tracking the Policing of Covid-19 across Canada
Enforcement Report: April 4-13, 2020

March 2020

TVO's The Agenda: Professor Mariana Valverde appears on a panel discussing Airbnb and the housing crisis

Ryerson Centre for Free Expression: The latest in a series of blog posts on Waterfront Toronto by Professor Mariana Valverde has been published

February 2020

The Toronto Star: PhD Student Alex Luscombe comments on private donations to law enforcement agencies

The Conversation: Centre Director Audrey Macklin authors piece on Brazil's refugee policies

The American Prospect: Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on Safe Third Country Agreements

Vice: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the struggle to make Airbnb follow municipal rules

January 2020

Global News Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

The American Prospect: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on immigration, temporary foreign workers and blue collar jobs

Beyond the Headlines: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses immigration policy in Canada

Ottawa Citizen: Professor Anthony Doob and Lisa Kerr pen opinion piece on criminal justice system reform

Washington Post: Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s odds of obtaining Canadian permanent residency

The Varsity: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on Sidewalk Toronto’s smart city plan

The Globe and Mail: Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on deference to decision-makers in administrative cases

The Toronoto Star: PhD student Erick Laming and Junior Fellow Ferdouse Asefi pen opinion piece on the rights of Indigenous people under a Liberal minority government

November 2019

The Globe and Mail: Professor Scot Wortley discusses his findings on the police-related civilian-death rate for Indigenous CanadiansThe Coast: Professor Scot Wortley is interviewed regarding his report on street checks for the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

CBC News: Professor Matthew Light comments on corruption in post-Soviet Russia

Global News: Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, who is cross appointed to CrimSL, comments on the recognition of Black Canadian soldiers

CBC: Professor Mariana Valverde discusses residents protesting about shelters in their neighbourhood

The Toronto Star: PhD Student Julius Haag comments on the perception of easy bail for those accused of firearm-related crimes

October 2019

The Toronto Star: PhD Student Grace Tran pens opinion piece reflecting on the immigration system following the deaths of 39 migrantsThe Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley and Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah comment on gang related violence.

Policy Options: PhD Student Erick Laming pens piece on police body cameras

Yahoo News: PhD Student Adam Ellis comments on the political debate around guns

U of T News: Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, who is cross appointed to CrimSL, talks about his work on cannabis amnesty

Sciencia: Research on the use of cannabis by Dr. Patrica Erickson, who is cross appointed to CrimSL, is featured

CBC News: Director Audrey Macklin discusses the political rhetoric about border control 

The Toronto Star: Profiling alumnus Kevin Lunianga’s experience interning for three months at a community centre in Rwanda during his MA

University of Toronto Magazine: Profile of Director Audrey Macklin’s research into Canada’s private refugee sponsorship program

InsideOttawaValley.com: Profile of undergraduate alumna Stacie Dowdall

September 2019

The Toronto Star: PhD student Julius Haag comments on Toronto Police claims that a special project aimed at combating gun violence is workingThe Toronto Star: 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

The Metropole: Professor Mariana Valverde co-authors piece on Google’s development plans for Toronto’s Port Lands

Winnipeg Free Press: PhD student Erick Laming comments on the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba decision to delay notifying the public of investigations into criminal allegations against police officers

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on the Toronto Police Board’s draft policy for collecting race-based data

August 2019

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin speaks on the problem of foreign fighters (audio)The Toronto Star: Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on Canada’s track record of respecting UN requests

In Brampton: Anthony Doob Doob discusess increased crime rates in Brampton

The Conversation: Centre Director Audrey Macklin pens piece on citizenship revocation

Centre Director Audrey Macklin comments on the deportation of former child refugees: The Toronto StarCBC News

Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses Canada’s reaction to Britain stripping Jack Letts of his citizenship: National PostThe Globe and MailBBC News, CBC News

Breakfast Television: PhD student Adam Ellis discusses the recent surge in gun violence in Toronto (video)

July 2019

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement following a new U.S. policy for its southern borderCBC Power and Politics: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement following a new U.S. policy for its southern border

Winnepeg Free Press: Professor Anthony Doob comments on youth in pre-trial custody

The Toronto Star: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses Canadian citizenship tests

June 2019

Global News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses stripping terror suspects of citizenshipGlobal News: PhD Student Erick Laming discusses Durham police’s adoption of bdy cameras

Vancouver Sun: PhD grad Alexandra Lysova discusses intimate partner violence

May 2019

The Toronto Star: Centre Director Audrey Macklin speaks about fear-based messaging regarding refugeesThe Real News Network: Professor Mariana Valverde is interviewed regarding Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto

The Toronto Star: Research by Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah is cited regarding the overrepresentation of Black people in the Nova Scotia justice system

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses the Auditor General’s report on Canada’s asylum system (from 29:10)

April 2019

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin discusses refugee claimants (podcast)Foreign Affairs: PhD student Giancarlo Fiorella writes piece on Juan Guaidó and the Venezuelan constitution

La Presse: Professor Matthew Light writes opinion piece on Russian influence in the West 

NOW Magazine: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the regulation of sex work

Advocate Daily: Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat is cited as an expert witness on jail conditions

March 2019

The Toronto Star: PhD Student Valentin Pereda speaks about cartel violence in MexicoW5: PhD Student Valentin Pereda appears in a W5 story about cartel violence in Mexico

CTV News: Professor Scot Wortley is interviewed regarding his report on Halifax Police street checks

CBC News: Centre Director Audrey Macklin is interviewed regarding Omar Khadr

Edmondon Journal: Professor  Anthony Doob comments on parole from provincial institutions

CBC Docs POV: PhD student Adam Ellis appears in a new documentary on gun violence in Toronto

The Lawyers Daily: Professor Anthony Doob writes about rehabilitating Canada’s pardon system

Signal Toronto: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the Sidewalks Labs consultation process

February 2019

U of T News: Cross-Appointed Professor Markus Dubber is profiled ahead of a two-day workshop on the progress of the Oxford Handbook on the Ethics of AIThe Globe and Mail: Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat testifies as an expert witness on jail conditions

Spacing: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the Sidewalk Labs planning process

McGill Tribune: PhD student Julius Haag participates in a panel on racism and systemic discrimination in Canada

National Post: PhD student Giancarlo Fiorella comments on union involvement in the political situation in Venezuela

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming on Montreal’s decision not to use police body cameras

January 2019

Washington Post: Professor Audrey Macklin comments on the implications of the Supreme Court case regarding human rights violations in EritreaCBC News: Professor Audrey Macklin discusses upcoming Supreme Court case regarding human rights violations in Eritrea

The Conversation: Professor Mariana Valverde pens article on Airbnb’s impact on urban housing markets

Toronto Sun: Professor Mariana Valverde discusses Toronto police’s recent traffic blitzes

CBC News: PhD student Adam Ellis pens op-ed about the need to address the root causes of violence

The Toronto Star: PhD student Adam Ellis pens op-ed critiquing a public health approach to reducing gun violence

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on the number of homicides in Toronto in 2018

Edmonton Journal: Professor Anthony Doob discusses supervision after an individual is released from prison

The Huffington Post: PhD student Erick Laming pens op-ed on police abuse and police board reform

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley updates the Halifax police board on his ongoing street-check report

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley updates the Halifax police board on his ongoing street-check report

The Toronto Star: 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

The Globe and Mail: CrimSL director Audrey Macklin speaks at a press conference about the implications of the Global Compact for Migration

CityNews: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the cost of a cannabis store license

November 2018

The Conversation: Professor Anthony Doob is cited regarding pardons and reoffendingCity Pages: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on Domino’s pizza pothole campaign

The Province: Former MA student Vincent Harinam coauthors piece on gun bans

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on Toronto’s homicide rate

Montreal Gazette: PhD student Erick Laming pens opinion piece regarding police oversight in Quebec

The Intercept: CrimSL director Audrey Macklin discusses the Safe Third Country Agreement

October 2018

Popular Front: PhD Student Giancarlo Fiorella speaks about the crushed rebellion in VenezuelaCBC News: CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah discusses pardons for cannabis convictions 

September 2018

CTV News: Professor Mariana Valverde discusses current rules for drinking in public.toronto.com: Professor Scot Wortley discusses solutions for addressing gun violence

The Lawyers Daily: Director Audrey Macklin discusses a recent report on AI used in immigration systems

Global News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on a potential handgun ban

The Globe and Mail: Professor Scot Wortley participates in a town hall on reducing gun violence

Business Insider: CrimSL Director Audrey Macklin is quoted regarding refugees seeking asylum in Canada

Eater: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on Domino’s pizza pothole campaign

The Toronto Star: An update released by Halifax’s Board of Police Commissioners describes Professor Scot Wortley’s ongoing review of street checks in Halifax

The Globe and Mail: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the constitutional status of local democracy

August 2018

National Review: Former MA student Vincent Harinam coauthors piece on UK weapons-control lawsThe Lawyers Daily: Professor Anthony Doob writes about long-term solutions to gun violence

U of T News: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on the early days of UofT’s  Sexual Representation Collection

The Globe and Mail: CrimSL Director Audrey Macklin comments on the legal status of irregular border crossers

The Toronto Star: Professor Mariana Valverde pens opinion piece regarding changes to Toronto city council 

July 2018

The Toronto Star: Professor Mariana Valverde comments on how income impacts political representationThe Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley describes the market for illegal firearms

The Globe and Mail: Centre Director Audrey Macklin is quoted regarding rescued White Helmet Syrian humanitarian workers being resettled in Canada

The Toronto Star: Professor Scot Wortley comments on police decisions to publicly release information regarding potential threats

The Washington Post: PhD student Alex Luscombe and PhD graduate Akwasi Owusu-Bempah’s analysis on arrest statistics is cited in an op-ed calling for mass pardons for cannabis convictions

The Globe and Mail: Centre Director Audrey Macklin interviewed regarding the impact of the Safe Third Country Agreement

Global News: Professor Scot Wortley interviewed about policing that targets communities

The Globe and Mail: Centre Director Audrey Macklin quoted regarding African and Asian scholars denied visas to attend the recent LSA conference

Global News: PhD student Erick Laming comments on police oversight and the need for independent investigations

June 2018

The Atlantic: Centre Director Audrey Macklin‘s Washington Post op-ed is quoted in a story about responses to asylum-seekersBlogTO: Professor Scot Wortley spoke about Toronto’s homicide rate in comparison to other cities

Washington Post: Centre Director Audrey Macklin pens opinion piece calling on Canada to suspend or revoke the Safe Third Country Agreement

New York Times: Centre Director Audrey Macklin is quoted extensively on the Safe Third Country Agreement

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on recent Toronto police raids and what happens after large scale arrests

National Post: Centre Director Audrey Macklin interviewed about the Safe Third Country Agreement

The Toronto Star: Professor Anthony Doob quoted regarding the need to look at long-term trends when considering recent gun violence in Toronto

Centre Director Audrey Macklin appeared on TVO’s The Agenda to discuss asylum-seekers crossing into Canada

May 2018

BBC News: Professor Mariana Valverde‘s op-ed in the Conversation is quoted in a story about Sidewalk Labs’ Quayside developmentThe Atlantic: Director Audrey Macklin quoted in Atlantic article on Canadian immigration and border policy

Edmonton Journal: PhD student Erick Laming comments on ‘puppycide’ and police use of force data

What's That Noise?!:PhD Student Alex Luscombe speaks about using Access to Information (ATI) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests as data sources

New York Times: PhD Student Giancarlo Fiorella wrote an op-ed with Aliaume Leroy about their open source investigation into the death of Óscar Pérez

Policy Options: 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.

CBC News: Professor Anthony Doob interviewed about Canadian convicts repatriated from foreign prisons

April 2018

The Hill: Former MA student Vincent Harinam pens opinion piece on Venezuelan gun banReuters: Director Audrey Macklin interviewed about asylum seekers at the Canadian border

CBC News: MA students Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico pen opinion piece on incarcerated youth and solitary confinement

USA Today: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about police-involved shootings and the Toronto van attack

APTN News: MA student Lysandra Moreno wrote about the need to improve training for all legal actors in Gladue courts

Portland Mercury: Professor Rosemary Gartner interviewed about her book, Murdering Holiness, co-authored with Jim Phillips, and Oregon’s Holy Rollers

U of T News: Professor Scot Wortley and PhD student Erick Laming analyze police officer’s conduct in Toronto van attack

Vice: 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

Vice: PhD student Alex Luscombe and CrimSL PhD grad Akwasi Owusu-Bempah provide analysis on arrest statistics for cannabis possession

Global News: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about Fredericton’s police body-camera program

March 2018

Global News: Professor Matthew Light interviewed regarding the recent expulsions of Russian diplomats from western countriesABC Big Ideas: Presentation by Director Audrey Macklin on the private sponsorship of refugees

CBC News: Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob comments on PEI’s practice of incarcerating drunk drivers

February 2018

CTV News: Professor Matthew Light interviewed about the upcoming Russian electioniHeart Radio: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about police accountability

CTV News: Professor Matthew Light interviewed about Russian interference in U.S. election

January 2018

The Conversation: Professor Mariana Valverde pens opinion piece entitled The Controversy over Google’s Futuristic Plans for TorontoThe Globe and Mail: Director Audrey Macklin pens opinion piece on Abdoul Abdi deportation case

TVO's The Agenda: Director Audrey Macklin participates in panel discussion about refugee deportation

The Torotnto Star: Study by former MA student Janelle Douthwright finds that black job seekers have harder time finding retail and service work than their white counterparts

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on community meeting on police racial profiling held by Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Lansing State Journal: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed by Lansing State Journal about police body cams

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley to be consulted by Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission on allegations of racial profiling by Halifax police

Edmonton Journal: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed for story on police body cams

HardNews Media: Professor Beatrice Jauregui interviewed by HardNews about rejuvenating the police force in India

The Globe and Mail: Director Audrey Macklin quoted in Globe and Mail article titled Immigration tribunal to audit long-term detention practices

Huffington Post: PhD student Erick Laming publishes opinion piece titled Canada needs a national database to track deadly force by police

The Globe and Mail: Director Audrey Macklin publishes op-ed titled Ottawa failed Khadr: that’s why he deserves compensation

CBC News: Director Audrey Macklin interviewed about Omar Khadr apology and compensation

CBC News: Director Audrey Macklin was quoted in a recent article, “As Trump travel ban takes effect, lawyers mobilize at Canadian airports

Ottawa Citizen: PhD student Erick Laming discusses best practices for policing the police

The Globe and Mail: Professor Mariana Valverde interviewed about same-sex marriage in Canada

CBC News: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed about online crime reporting

CBC News: Professor Audrey Macklin discuss the Trump ban and the Safe Third Country Agreement

CBC News: Professor Audrey Macklin on whether Canada should suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement

The Globe and Mail: Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob discusses preliminary inquiries and the need for better data

Huffington Post: PhD student Erick Laming explains why Canadian police services are not adopting body cameras

Huffington Post: PhD student Valentin Pereda publishes an article in Huff Post on why a Mexican cartel targeted Canadian festival organizers

Spacing: Professor Mariana Valverde writes column in Spacing Toronto on the truth and post-truth about Pride and Black Lives Matter Toronto

CBC News: Professor Scot Wortley comments on movement of gangs within Canada

Huffginton Post: PhD student Erick Laming publishes column in Huff Post on police body cameras

CBC Radio Ottawa: PhD student Erick Laming interviewed by CBC Radio Ottawa about police body cameras

Ottawa Citizen: PhD student Erick Laming writes column in Ottawa Citizen on police use of force against the mentally ill

U of T News: PhD alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah interviewed by U of T News about research at the intersection of race, crime and criminal justice

Huffginton Post: PhD student Erick Laming writes on police use of deadly force in Huff Post

The Globe and Mail: 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.

The Toronto Star: 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)

The 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)

The Globe and Mail: Professor Patricia Erickson is interviewed by The Varsity and publishes letter to the editor (Globe and Mail) regarding the legalization of marijuana

CBC News: Prof Kelly Hannah-Moffat is interviewed regarding Solitary Confinement in this CBC piece

The 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

The Toronto Star: Column in The Toronto Star by Roy McMurtry and Tony Doob, Four Fixes for Canada’s Broken Justice System

Spacing: How to consult in gentrifying neighbourhoods by Prof. Mariana Valverde in Spacing Magazine.

U of T News: Prof. Mariana Valverde is interviewed on the Uber controversy in Toronto.

The Guardian: 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?

U of T News: Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks to UofT Bulletin about solitary confinement. Details here.

The Harper Decade: Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob writes on The Harper Decade: The Conservative Take on Crime Policy

The Globe and Mail: Centre alumnus Akwasi Owusu-Bempah writes in the Globe and Mail: The End of Carding is just the Beginning.

The Globe and Mail: 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.

The Guardian: 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?

U of T News: Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks to UofT Bulletin about solitary confinement. Details here.

The Globe and Mail: Professor Anthony Doob pens another great piece –  Life without parole is a solution without a problem The Globe and Mail, Jan 30th, 2015.

The Globe and Mail: 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

U of T News: Professor Anthony Doob Remembers Eddie Greenspan – Friend of Justice.

National Post: 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.

TVO's The Agenda: 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 panel discussion or listen to an interview from a few years ago for more information.

Law Times: “Women Inmates on the Rise” Professor Kelly Hannah-Moffat talks about the increase in the number of women in federal prisons in the Law Times. August 4, 2014

“G20 proved a turning point for Bill Blair” Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob talks about Chief Bill Blair in the Toronto Star. July 31, 2014

Law Times: “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

The Toronto Star: “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 Globe and Mail: “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

The Toronto Star: “City says anti-gang program should have core” Professor Scot Wortley cited by the Toronto Star, November 27, 2013

The Globe and Mail: “Unfazed by gun-crime ruling, Tories look at new mandatory sentences”Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob cited in The Globe and Mail, November 14, 2013

The Toronto Star: “Police stops damage lives of black Torontonians” Professor Scot Wortley in the Toronto Star, September 28, 2013

The Toronto Star: “The big questions behind Justin Trudeau’s toke” Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob in the Toronto Star, September 23, 2013

The Toronto Star: “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

The Toronto Star: “Analysis: Why we should worry about who we’re jailing” Ph.D. Candidate Akwasi Owusu-Bempah in the Toronto Star, March 1, 2013

The Toronto Star: “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

The Globe and Mail: “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

The Globe and Mail: “Harper’s ‘tough on crime’ is all torque” Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob with Edward Greenspan in the Globe and Mail, January 16, 2013