Professors Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner Lecture

Professors Jim Phillips and Rosemary Gartner
Professor of Law, History, & Criminology
and Professor of Criminology and Sociology
University of Toronto

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on December 6, 2003 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.

Murdering Holiness

Professor Phillips is Director of the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto. He holds a doctorate in history as well as a law degree, and was law clerk to Madam Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada before joining the U of T in 1988. He has published on British Imperial History, Property and Trusts Law and, principally, Canadian Legal History. Professor Gartner's research focuses on violent crime, and especially violence by and against women. Her earlier book, Violence and Crime in Cross-National Perspective, won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Sociological Association, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Professors Phillips and Gartner have just coauthored a book entitled Murdering Holiness, to be published this fall by UBC Press. In this work on a sensational double murder, trial and suicide in early twentieth century Seattle, the authors explore the relationships among formal and informal law, gender relations and religious repression.

Fall Program 2003
Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6, Dec 13.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

UBC Press page about the book, Murdering Holiness. Includes a summary of the book, table of contents, the text of the introduction and of Chapter 2, and more: