Legal History

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Oral History on Trial

Recognizing Aboriginal Narratives in the Courts

UBC Press

This compelling analysis of Aboriginal, legal, and anthropological concepts of fact and evidence argues for the inclusion of Aboriginal oral histories in Canadian courts, and pushes for a reconsideration of the Crown's approach to oral history.

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Innocent Until Interrogated

The University of Arizona Press

This riveting book revisits one of the most horrific crimes in Arizona's history: the mass murder of nine residents of a Buddhist temple near Phoenix in 1991. Like In Cold Blood and other true-life crime books, it is a page-turner. But it also raises troubling questions about modern police procedures.

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The Practice of Execution in Canada

UBC Press

The first comprehensive examination of execution as a social institution in Canada.

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The British Columbia Court of Appeal

The First Hundred Years

UBC Press

An authoritative history of British Columbia’s highest court.

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The Canadian War on Queers

National Security as Sexual Regulation

UBC Press

The Canadian War on Queers shows how the Canadian state used the ideology of national security to wage war on gays and lesbians.

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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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