The annual Edwards lecture is delivered in honour of the Centre of Criminology's founder, Prof. John LL. J. Edwards. The lecture is presented by The Centre of Criminology, the Faculty of Law, and Woodsworth College, University of Toronto.


The 2013-14 John LL. J. Edwards Memorial Lecture

Anthony Doob
Emeritus Professor, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

“Losing Our Balance: Old and New Directions in Canadian Criminal Justice Policy”

February 6, 2014

4:30 pm
Reception to follow

Kruger Hall Commons, Woodsworth College
119 St. George Street, Toronto

Past Lectures

  • The Hon. Ian Binnie, with an ntroduction by the Hon. Roy McMurtry (November 20, 2012)
  • Professor Federico Varese, Oxford University: "Current Challenges in the Study of Organized Crime" (January 17, 2011)
  • Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor emerita of History at Princeton University, Adjunct Professor of History and Professor of Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, "Judges, Masters, Diviners: Slaves’ Experience of Criminal Justice in Colonial Suriname" (January 25, 2010)
  • Professor Loïc Wacquant, University of California at Berkeley and the Centre de Sociologie Européenne, Paris, "Reconstructing the Penal State"
  • Professor Susan Silbey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "Governing Green Laboratories: Trust and Surveillance in the Cultures of Science". 
  • Prof. Richard V. Ericson, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto: "Criminalization and the Politics of Uncertainty." 
  • Professor Martin Friedland, University Professor Emeritus of Law and Criminology, University of Toronto: "Criminal Justice in Canada Revisited"
  • Professor David Garland, New York University: "The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society"
  • Professor James Fyfe, Crime and Justice Research Institute, Temple University: "Police Officers Involved in Career-Ending Misconduct"
  • Professor John Beattie, University of Toronto: "The Problem of Urban Crime: London 1660-1750."
  • Professor Kent Roach, University of Saskatchewan: "The Attorney-General and the Charter"