Criminology

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Constructing Crime

Contemporary Processes of Criminalization

UBC Press

Five unique case studies reveal how crime is being constructed and enforced in contemporary Canada.

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Criminal Artefacts

Governing Drugs and Users

UBC Press

By looking curiously on the criminal addict as an artefact of criminal justice, this book asks us to question why the criminalized drug user has become such a focus of contemporary criminal justice practices.

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Moving Toward Justice

Legal Traditions and Aboriginal Justice

Foreword by Tony Penikett; Edited by John Whyte
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Exploring constitutional and administrative policy changes that underscore the urgent need for Aboriginal justice reform.

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Judicial Decision Making in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

UBC Press

Laws and definitions of sexual abuse may have changed since the 1980s, but this book demonstrates that interpretation of the law still depends on the social construction of children and on judges’ own understanding of what constitutes child sexual abuse.

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Negotiating Responsibility

Law, Murder, and States of Mind

UBC Press

Kimberly White provides an essential point of reference from which to evaluate current criminal law practices and law reform initiatives in Canada.

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Sexing the Teacher

School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies

UBC Press

A provocative study of public and professional responses to female teacher sex scandals, this book employs queer theory, psychoanalysis, and feminist film theory to examine sensationalized legal cases, including Mary Kay Letourneau, Amy Gehring, and Heather Ingram.

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Sex Workers in the Maritimes Talk Back

UBC Press

Sex workers in three Maritime cities discuss violence and safety, health, politics, and public perception of the trade, portraying the best and the worst facets of their working lives.

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Rethinking Domestic Violence

UBC Press

Dutton’s rethinking of the fundamentals of intimate partner violence is essential reading for psychologists, policy makers, and those dealing with the sociology of social science, the relationship of psychology to law, and explanations of adverse behaviour.

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Justice for Young Offenders

Their Needs, Our Responses

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

This ground-breaking analysis of complex issues of youth justice challenges the assumptions behind Canada’s approach to youth justice and mental health disorders.

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