“One of the Centre’s strengths is the collegiality, professionalism, and positive morale reflected by those who we met. We encountered a tangible sense that faculty, staff, and students identify closely with the Centre, and this adds to their experiences at the University of Toronto.” 

— George Pavlich, Sally E. Merry, Delores Jones-Brown. UTQAP Cyclical Review: Report (2018) p. 14

The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies’ faculty, affiliated teaching staff and researchers have established a leading academic profile, publishing and speaking both within Canada and internationally.

The Centre also has a long-standing commitment to research and policy relating to community concerns. In the local and national media, Centre faculty are frequently consulted for insight on current debates over issues such as policing, sentencing, crime rates, punishment, security, and moral regulation.