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The Hon. Justice Ian Binnie:
“Taking Wrongful Convictions Seriously”
Justice Binnie will be introduced by the Hon. Roy McMurtry, former Chief Justice of Ontario, former Attorney General of Ontario, and former High Commissioner to the UK.
A New Initiative: The Tony Doob Scholarship Fund
The Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies is establishing a new scholarship fund in honour of Professor Tony Doob, on the occasion of his retirement from the university. With your generous support, the Centre will be able to provide much-needed financial aid, in this age of high tuition fees, for criminology undergraduates and for graduate students at the Centre. Canada’s foremost authority on criminal justice policy, Tony Doob, taught criminology at the University of Toronto for over thirty years.
At many other institutions, high-profile researchers have few undergraduate teaching obligations, but our policy has always been that everyone, no matter how eminent, should do
significant undergraduate teaching. Thus, for many years Tony taught the ‘Introduction to Criminology’ compulsory course through the Woodsworth Criminology program. He also taught seminar courses on research methods, youth justice and, later, data analysis.
Tony’s ever-helpful, one-on-one work with students is legendary. Foryears, undergraduates working with Tony used the Centre’s computers to do statistical analyses of realworld criminal justice data. Today, he continues to supervise some PhD students, and he will be teaching the graduate methods course this fall. He also continues to mentor former PhD students, to write op-ed pieces and
give media interviews on criminal justice, and to support all Centre faculty and students in our own work. Tony is still, as ever, the first person to come into the Centre in the morning.
Apart from conducting his own scholarly research on courts and other issues, he co-directs Criminological Highlights, a research digest (funded by the Ontario Ministry of the
Attorney General) that is read by public officials, judges, journalists, and others who want accessible
information about useful research on crime and criminal justice. (To subscribe to this free digest,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
We are now asking Tony’s former students, the Centre’s many alumni and friends, and Tony’s vast network of colleagues in Canada and abroad to consider a significant donation to The Tony Doob Scholarship Fund. Matching funds can make donation dollars go further: for example, for
each $25,000 amount that is endowed, the university will match the annual payout so that deserving students get double the amount they would just from the endowment.
If 100 alumni and friends contribute $500 each, we will have enough for two endowed funds,
one for undergraduates and one for graduate students. Please consider making a major donation
to honour Tony’s long and distinguished career, but of course, any amount is welcome.
To donate, please visit our website at http://www.criminology.utoronto.ca and click on The Tony Doob Scholarship Fund.
When someone commits a horrific, inexplicable crime, we naturally wonder whether he’s mentally ill: Who but a crazy person could do such a thing? But when a killer acts crazy after his arrest, we also might wonder whether he’s preparing for his trial. That’s the speculation around Colorado shooter James Holmes, whose psychiatric treatment and bizarre behavior in court and prison make people wonder whether he’s truly insane or building a case for an insanity defense. It leads to the question: Can a criminal get away with faking insanity?