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 web site gives an overview of the teaching and research in sociology and legal studies at the University of Waterloo.
- Dec. 6, 2016
Kate is the principal and sole investigator on this grant which is entitled: Tackling a Silent Epidemic: Traumatic Brain Injury and Regulatory Science. It is a three-year research grant from the Australian Research Council in the amount of 357,000 AUD.
- Dec. 5, 2016
Policing innovation: An investigation of targeted interventions and responses to youth crime
In partnership with police services across Canada, this will be the first Canadian study to focus on the operation and efficiency of youth specialization models and targeted police intervention strategies, particularly with chronic offenders. Police services with dedicated youth officers typically operate under one of three specialization models in markedly diverse communities.
- Oct. 7, 2016
Peter Carrington's SSHRC grant for 2016-2021 will support his research on criminal collaboration in Canada. Using data collected by Statistics Canada from the police, Professor Carrington is analyzing patterns of inter-connections among crimes committed in Canada by pairs or groups of offenders.
- Feb. 9, 2017
The Department of Sociology and Legal Studies presents Kent Roach, professor of law and an expert in Canadian security policy, as the 2017 James E. Curtis Memorial Lecturer. Professor Roach will critically examine Canada's counter-terrorism laws with a focus on pressures that the Trump election places on Canada.