Welcome to Sociology and Legal Studies

Sociology and Legal Studies at the University of Waterloo is a stimulating and expanding department, and consists of sociologists and socio-legal scholars engaging in innovative teaching styles and research programs.

Sociology is the study of social life and the social, economic, and political dynamics and dimensions of social relations and social change.

Legal studies is the study of law which is central to everything we do - how we carry on business, how we treat the environment, how we shape our governments and how we deal with other people.

This website gives an overview of the teaching and research in sociology and legal studies at the University of Waterloo.

  1. Nov. 7, 2018Dr. Kate Henne Awarded the 2018 Critical Criminologist of the YearDr. Kate Henne

    Congratulations to Dr. Kate Henne who has received the 2018 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the American Society of Criminology. The 2018 Critical Criminologist of the Year Award honours an early-to-mid-career scholar whose distinguished accomplishments symbolize the spirit of critical criminology and social justice. It is based on the assessment of one’s scholarship, teaching, and/or service in recent years.

  2. June 1, 2018Department of Sociology and Legal Studies Outstanding Performance Award Recipients 2018

    Recipients of the Outstanding Performance Award

    • Kathryn Henne
    • Suzan Ilcan
    • Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme
  3. May 28, 2018PhD Candidate Krystle Shore has an article with Jennifer Lavoie, in Policing. “Exploring Mental Health-Related Calls for Police Service: A Canadian Study of Police Officers as ‘Frontline Mental Health Workers’

    Exploring Mental Health-Related Calls for Police Service: A Canadian Study of Police Officers as ‘Frontline Mental Health Workers’ - Krystle Shore, Jennifer AA Lavoie

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