Anthony Doob, University of Toronto

Criminology Professor Emeritus Toronto, Ontario anthony.doob@utoronto.ca

Bio/Research

Professor Doob's research interests include juvenile justice, the development of criminal justice policy in Canada, and public perception of crime and the justice system. At the present time, he is doing research on two quite separate topics. First, he is continuing his investigation of the manne...

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Bio/Research

Professor Doob's research interests include juvenile justice, the development of criminal justice policy in Canada, and public perception of crime and the justice system. At the present time, he is doing research on two quite separate topics. First, he is continuing his investigation of the manner in which the youth justice system processes young people. A book summarizing much of this work, written with Carla Cesaroni, was published in 2004. The current work examines the manner in which the operation of the youth justice system changed under the 2003 Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The second area in which he is working, in collaboration with Cheryl Webster, at the University of Ottawa, is in the area of cirminal justice punishment policies in Canada during the past half century. Canada, for at least the past 50 years, has had a relatively stable rate of imprisonment of adult offenders. At the same time, there have been quite dramatic changes in the rates of reported crime and in various policies related to sentencing. The most recent prodect of this program of research was published in the Law and Society Review in 2006.


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