Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice
In this compelling, thought-provoking and sometimes heartbreaking book, the authors use the stories of their young clients to illustrate the very real costs of the current system, analyzing theories behind youth justice, and how these are reflected in Canadian legislation both past and present.
Demonstrating the linkages between law and risk, these essays tackle some difficult topics, including dangerous offenders, sex offender notification, drug courts, genetic research, pesticide use, child pornography, and tobacco advertising.
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.
School Sex Scandals and Queer Pedagogies
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.
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.
A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France
This history examines shifting constructions of homosexuality over time through a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec.
Realizing a Culturally Sensitive Interpretation of Legal Rights
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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