Law & the Courts

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Class Actions in Canada

The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice

UBC Press

The first major empirical and critical study of class actions in Canada, this book provides a detailed account of how they operate and whether they are achieving their goals.

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Defending Battered Women on Trial

Lessons from the Transcripts

UBC Press

Drawing on trial transcripts, this book tells the stories of ten battered women who killed their male partners and one who did not, revealing why women don’t “just leave” and the serious barriers to achieving acquittal.

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Governing from the Bench

The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role

UBC Press

Governing from the Bench is a comprehensive and illuminating examination of the Supreme Court of Canada that draws on in-depth interviews to reveal the inner workings of this often-misunderstood institution at the heart of Canada’s justice system.

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Aboriginal Justice and the Charter

Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights

UBC Press

This book explores the tension between Aboriginal justice methods and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, while searching for practical ways to implement Aboriginal justice.

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Troubling Sex

Towards a Legal Theory of Sexual Integrity

UBC Press

Focusing on the Supreme Court of Canada, Craig attempts to overcome the constraints of theoretical frameworks and disciplinary boundaries by pursuing a more inclusive theory of law and sexuality.

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Feminized Justice

The Toronto Women’s Court, 1913-34

UBC Press

Drawing on case files and newspapers accounts of women’s confrontations with the law in the Toronto Women’s Police Court, Feminized Justice offers a multifaceted portrait of women, crime, and courts in early twentieth-century Toronto.

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