João Velloso teaches sentencing and “sanctioning”, legal research methods, criminology and socio-legal studies. He has a multidisciplinary background in law, criminology, sociology, anthropology and communication. He works in the areas of criminal law and sentencing, critical criminology and socio-legal studies, more particularly sociology and anthropology of law. His empirical research deals with the penalization of protesters and migrants (deportation and detention), access to justice in detention, and the regulation of cannabis. He is particularly interested in the governance of security through the use of administrative law and the deterioration of rights resulting from these penal configurations that operate alternatively and in addition to criminal justice.
Dr. Velloso is a member of the uOttawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre and and he participates in different Canadian and international research networks and projects, such as: Access to Law and Access to Justice (www.adaj.ca), Institute of Comparative Studies in Conflict Management (http://www.ineac.uff.br/), Canadian Partnership for International Justice (https://cpij-pcji.ca/), Observatory Violence, Criminalization and Democracy in Latin America (http://ovcd.org/), Ottawa Hub for Reduction Network (www.lessharms.ca), Observatory on Profiling (https://profilages.info/), and Prison Transparency Project (https://carleton.ca/prisontransparencyproject/).