- Faculty List (Undergraduate only)
A.N. Doob, AB, Ph D, FRSC
R. Gartner, BA, MS, PhD
† P.H. Solomon, MA, PhD
M. Valverde, BA, MA, Ph D, FRSC
Professor and Director
A. Macklin, BSc, LLB, LLM
K. Clarke, M.A., M.Phil., M.S.L, PhD
K. Hannah-Moffat, BA, MA, PhD
S. Wortley, MA, PhD
M. Light, AB, MA, JD, PhD
†V. Chiao, BA, JD, PhD
C. Evans, BA, MA, PhD
B. Jauregui, BA, MA, PhD
A. Laniyonu, BA, MA, PhD
M. Mitchell, BA, MA, JD, PHD
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
K. Taylor, BES, LLB, DJur
W. Watson, BSc, PhD
The Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies (CrimSL) is a research and teaching unit at the University of Toronto. Founded in 1963 by Prof. John Edwards, CrimSL faculty and students study crime, justice, and governance through law from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and theoretical approaches. With backgrounds in sociology, anthropology, history, law, psychology, philosophy and political science, the faculty are actively engaged in Canadian and international criminological and sociolegal research. The CrimSL library (the Criminology Information Service) houses the leading Canadian research collection of criminological material, consisting of more than 25,000 books, journals, government reports, statistical sources and other documents.
The Criminology and Sociolegal Studies program incorporates theory, research methods, and knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. The program provides students with a sound foundation for the understanding of crime and the administration of justice in Canada and abroad, and, more generally, the processes of social order and disorder. The curriculum also responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action by offering courses in Indigenous peoples and criminal justice and Indigenous law, as well as incorporating attention to Indigeneity in other courses. Most students combine their studies in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies with programs in Political Science, Psychology or Sociology.
People with backgrounds in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies are found working in Correctional Services, Law Enforcement, Courts, Government departments, NGOs and other settings. Some careers in Criminology and Sociolegal Studies require additional education and experience beyond the undergraduate level. Please visit our website for a comprehensive career information page, course forms and other program resources.
Program Office | Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Canadiana Gallery Second Floor | 14 Queen’s Park Crescent West | Toronto ON M5S 3K9
Regarding Program Enrolment
Admission to major and specialist programs will be determined by a student's mark in specific courses taken in the Fall and Winter terms immediately preceding the Spring program admission cycle. Details on the entry requirements are listed below. These are limited enrolment programs that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Achieving the minimum required marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in any given year. Requests for admission will be considered in the first program request period only. For detailed program application instructions, please consult the Arts & Science Program Toolkit. Do not change your program after Year 3 if you are required to complete your degree in four years as prerequisites and program requirements will not be waived. Due to the limited enrolment nature of this program students are strongly advised to enrol in backup programs.