About the Author

AuthorKent Roach
Kent Roach, CM, FRSC, is a professor of law at the Universit y of Toronto,
where he holds the Prichard-Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy.
In 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canad a by his
fellow academics and in 2015 was appointed a member of the Order of
Canada. In 2013, he was awarded a Trudeau Fellowship and in 2017
the Canada Council awarded him the Molson Pri ze for his contribu-
tions. He has taught criminal law since 1989 and been ed itor-in-chief
of the Criminal Law Quarterly since 1998. He is the co-editor of Cases
and Materials on Criminal Law and Procedure, numerous collections of
essays and th irteen books, including Constitutional Remedies in Cana da
(winner of the 1997 Walter Owen Book Prize); Due Process and Vic-
tims’ Rights: The New Law and Politics of Criminal Justice (shortlisted for
the 1999 Donner Prize); The Supreme Court on Trial: Judicial Activism
or Democratic Dialogue (shortlisted for the 2001 Donner Prize); (with
Robert J. Sharpe) Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey (winner of the 2003
Defoe Prize); The 9/11 Effect: Comparative Counter-Terrorism (co -win ner
of the 2012 Mundell Medal); and (with Craig Forcese) False Security:
The Radicalization of Canadian Anti-Terrorism (winner of the 2016
Canadian L aw and Society book prize). Professor Roach has served
as research di rector of the Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing
of Air India and the Goudge Inquir y into Forensic Pathology and was
volume lead on the Truth and Reconciliation’s Commission volume
of the legacy of Residential Schools for Indigenous children. Acting
pro bono, he has represented civil liberties and Indigenous groups in
interventions before the Supreme Court, including in Golden and Ward
on strip searches; Kh awaja on terrori sm; Latim er on mandatory senten-
cing; Gladue, Ipeelee, and Anderson on sentencing Indigenous offenders;
and Sauve on pri soner voting rights.

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