Friday, December 8, 2017

Toronto Remembers John Beattie

John Maurice Beattie: Giant of British legal history taught at U of T for 35 years, an appreciation of Professor Beattie, is now up on the University of Toronto's website.  It commences:
Those who knew John Maurice (J.M.) Beattie say he showed genuine interest in the lives of others: family, friends, acquaintances – and people who lived centuries ago.

Beattie, who died in July of this year, was a professor of history at the University of Toronto for 35 years and a former director of its Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies. In academic circles, he was known from Australia to England for his pioneering work on the history of the British courts, crime and policing.