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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Critical Criminology in Canada

New Voices, New Directions

Edited by Aaron Doyle and Dawn Moore
UBC Press

A new generation of critical criminologists examines the future of criminology and criminal justice in Canada.

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Judging Homosexuals

A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France

By Patrice Corriveau; Foreword by Barry Adam; Translated by Käthe Roth
UBC Press

This history examines shifting constructions of homosexuality over time through a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec.

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City of Order

Crime and Society in Halifax, 1918-35

UBC Press

A groundbreaking exploration of the causes and consequences of Halifax’s tough-on-crime measures in the interwar era.

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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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