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Darryl Davies

Instructor III

Degrees:B.A. (Saskatchewan), Dip. CRIM (Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2605
Office:C762 Loeb Building

Areas of Interest

Wrongful convictions, risk focused and evidence based crime prevention, youth gangs, policing, criminal justice policy and research and evaluation.


Darryl T. Davies received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and his DIP CRIM degree in Criminology from the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, England. He has over twenty years experience in the Canadian Criminal Justice system and has held a variety of positions including: Research Consultant, Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan; Director Public Participation, Correctional Service of Canada, Criminologist, Canadian Criminal Justice Association; Probation/Parole Officer, Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services; Senior Communications Officer on Firearms, Communications Branch Department of Justice. In addition, he has also conducted research for a number of Federal Government Departments including National Crime Prevention Centre, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Correctional Service of Canada.

Professor Davies has published a number articles and government reports on a variety of criminal justice issues such as: the use of cautions, diversion, provincial offences, corrections research, gun control, community service orders, wrongful convictions, crime prevention, policing and sentencing policy.

In May 2017 Professor Davies was subpoened as an expert crown witness in the trial against the RCMP which was held in the Provincial Court of New Brunswick in the Judicial District of Moncton. Professor Davies testimony helped convict the RCMP under Section 124 of the Canada Labour Code for failing to ensure the health and safety of its employees by failing to provide them with adequate use of force equipment.

Professor Davies was one of ten professors selected for TVO’s 2009 Best Lecturer Competition and was nominated as a finalist for the 2010 Capital Educators Award which recognizes excellence in teaching, acting as a positive role model, and making a difference in someone’s life.

In 2014, Professor Davies was named one of the top 25 people in the nation’s Capital by Ottawa Life Magazine placing seventh on their list.

Professor Davies is the most widely quoted criminologist by the Canadian media on the RCMP and policing issues in Canada.