Cheryl Marie Webster

Cheryl Marie Webster received her MA in Sociology from the Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Lisbon, Portugal, and her PhD in Criminology from the University of Toronto. She was subsequently awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law before accepting an academic position at the University of Ottawa. She is currently a professor in the Department of Criminology. Her research has focused on the effectiveness of general deterrence as applied to sentencing, trends in pretrial detention, and, more recently, the operation of bail courts, the development of Canadian criminal justice policy, and variation in imprisonment rates in Canada and abroad.

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