Maria Jung joined the Department of Criminology at Ryerson University in July 2016. She completed her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Toronto. Her SSHRC-supported doctoral dissertation research examined the relationship between changes in immigration and changes in crime rates over time in Canadian cities and provinces for the period, 1976-2011.
Her primary research interests focus on the relationship between immigration and crime, immigrant and racialized people’s perceptions of the police, and the overrepresentation of racialized people in the criminal justice system.
She has also conducted research on other topics including the operation of the youth criminal justice system in Canada, patterns and characteristics of homicide, and intimate partner violence. She has taught courses in the areas of interpersonal violence, youth justice, restorative justice, quantitative and qualitative methods.
|2017||University of Toronto||Ph.D.|
|2008||University of Toronto||M.A.|
|2007||University of Toronto||Hons, B.A.|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CRM 102||Introduction to Criminology|
|CRM 310||Advanced Qualitative Research Methods|
|CRM 315||Advanced Quantitative Research Methods|
|CRM 304||Youth Justice in Canada|
|CR 8004||Graduate Qualitative Research Methods|
|CR 8103||Special Topics Seminar on Immigration and Crime|
|CR 8203||Seminar on Immigration and Crime|
- Jung, Maria, Carolyn Greene, and Jane B. Sprott. 2021. "Homegrown views? Exploring Immigrant and Racialized People’s Perceptions of Police in Canada". Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. (external link)
- Owusu-Bempah, Akwasi, Maria Jung, Firdaous Sbaï, Andrew S. Wilton, and Fiona Kouyoumdjian. 2021. "Race and Incarceration: The Representation and Characteristics of Black People in Provincial Correctional Facilities in Ontario, Canada." Race and Justice. (external link)
- Jung, Maria. 2020. “Immigration and Crime in Canadian Cities: A 35-Year Study.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 62 (1): 71-97. (external link)
- Jung, Maria, Jane B. Sprott, and Carolyn Greene. 2019. “Immigrant Perceptions of the Police: The Role of Country of Origin and Length of Settlement.” British Journal of Criminology 59 (6): 1370-1389. (external link)
- Gartner, R., and Jung, M. (2014). Sex, Gender, and Homicide: Contemporary Trends and Patterns. In Gartner, R. and McCarthy, B., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. (external link)
- Greene, C., Sprott, J.B., Madon, N., and Jung, M. (2010). Punishing Processes in Youth Court: Procedural Justice, Court Atmosphere and Youths’ Views of the Legitimacy of the Justice System. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52(5), 527-544. (external link)
- (PDF file) Jung, Maria. 2022. Independent Expert Review of the Data, Analysis, and Conclusions of 'Part E: Multivariate Analysis of Use of Force Cases' of the Use of Force by the Toronto Police Service report. Ontario Human Rights Commission.
- Jung, Maria. 2021. Probation and Community Sanctions: A Collection of Research Findings from Criminological Highlights, Prepared for the Probation Officers Association of Ontario. Criminological Highlights: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto. (external link)
- (PDF file) Jung, Maria, Jane B. Sprott, and Anthony N. Doob. 2020. Evaluating the Benefit of Pardons: An Overview of Criminological Highlights Summaries of Research Related to Pardons. Criminological Highlights: Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto. (external link)
- Wortley, Scot and Maria Jung. 2020. Racial Disparity in Arrests and Charges: An Analysis of Arrest and Charge Data from the Toronto Police Service. Ontario Human Rights Commission. (external link)
- (PDF file) Jung, Maria. 2019. “Effect of Street Checks on Local Crime Counts: Fixed Effects Regression Results.” In Wortley, Scot. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Street Checks Report. Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. pp. 150-156. (external link)
- Levi, Ron, Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, with Natasha S. Madon, Maria Jung, Luca Berardi, and Daria Risteska. 2009. “Justice, Policing, and Security: A Review of the 2007 and 2008 Canadian Research Literature.” Metropolis/Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Government of Canada.
- Greene, Carolyn, Maria Jung, and Natasha Madon. 2008. “Learning from the Court Experience: A Paper Prepared for the Honourable Roy McMurtry.” Roots of Violence Inquiry, Government of Ontario.