Digital exhibition celebrates 60 years of Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at University of Toronto

October 19, 2023 by Patricia Doherty

A digital exhibition launched today by the Criminology Library celebrates the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at University of Toronto. 

"The Phenomena of Crime and All the Training Required": Sixty Years at the Centre for Criminology is built from the library's extensive archives and publication holdings. The exhibit explores the writings, research and special projects of CrimSL faculty, staff, and students over the last six decades.

Enter the exhibition.

Take a historical tour of the rich history deriving from the Centre’s archival materials, a collection that is currently housed and accessible to interested students and faculty at the Centre for Criminology’s Library. Our exhibition tells the story of the evolution of the Centre, capturing the essence of its early records from the late 1950s and chronicling its achievements through the dynamic decades until the 2000s. 

Join us in commemorating the profound influence and contributions that the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies has made over the past 60 years. Explore and engage with the remarkable history displayed on the menu found on your right, filled with stories that have shaped the criminological landscape in the Canadian context.

Here's to celebrating the past, embracing the present, and envisioning an even brighter future for the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies. 

- Excerpt from exhibition welcome page

Read a brief CrimSL history.