Criminology

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The Domestic Assault of Women

Psychological and Criminal Justice Perspectives

UBC Press

Argues that only by understanding the psychology of both the aggressors and the victims of wife assault can we generate informed social and criminal justice policy.

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Qualities of Mercy

Justice, Punishment, and Discretion

Edited by Carolyn Strange
UBC Press

These top scholars probe the discretionary use of power and inquire how it has been exercised to spare convicted criminals from the full might of the law.

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Justice in Aboriginal Communities

Sentencing Alternatives

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Using several Aboriginal communities as case studies, Green analyzes the successes and challenges for alternative sentencing within the Canadian criminal justice system.

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Tough on Kids

Rethinking Approaches to Youth Justice

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

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.

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What Is a Crime?

Defining Criminal Conduct in Contemporary Society

By Law Commission of Canada
UBC Press

What Is A Crime? examines how we define criminal conduct in contemporary society, and how we respond to it once it has been identified.

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Law and Risk

By Law Commission of Canada
UBC Press

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.

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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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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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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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