The Centre represents a unique and exciting collaboration between the University of Saskatchewan, the Correctional Service of Canada, and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice – Corrections and Policing to establish a prairie-based centre for enhanced research and training in the area of forensic behavioural science and justice. The Centre serves as a gateway to a vast array of interdisciplinary research, education and engagement activities that serve to build capacity in the creation and use of new knowledge, identify best practices, and act as a catalyst for evidence-based policy change and program and service provision as it pertains to crime, justice and corrections.
Formally established at the University of Saskatchewan in 2011, the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies has widespread faculty and student involvement representing the Colleges of Arts and Science, Law, Medicine, Nursing, the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, and the School of Public Health. The Centre’s original Director Dr. J. Stephen Wormith led the Centre from 2011 to 2019. He passed away on March 28, 2019.