Law and Society

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Founding editor: W. Wesley Pue

The Law and Society Series explores law as a socially embedded phenomenon. It is premised on the understanding that the conventional division of law from society creates false dichotomies in thinking, scholarship, educational practice, and social life. Books in the series treat law and society as mutually constitutive and seek to bridge scholarship emerging from interdisciplinary engagement of law with disciplines such as politics, social theory, history, political economy, and gender studies.

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Governing from the Bench

The Supreme Court of Canada and the Judicial Role

UBC Press

Governing from the Bench is a comprehensive and illuminating examination of the Supreme Court of Canada that draws on in-depth interviews to reveal the inner workings of this often-misunderstood institution at the heart of Canada’s justice system.

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Unjust by Design

Canada’s Administrative Justice System

UBC Press

This book describes a Canadian administrative justice system in transcendent need of fundamental structural reform and provides a detailed blueprint for change.

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On the Outside

From Lengthy Imprisonment to Lasting Freedom

UBC Press

Drawing on the narratives of men who have served lengthy prison sentences, this book illuminates the tumultuous journey from life in a penitentiary to success in the community.

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“Don’t Be So Gay!”

Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe

UBC Press

Queer students speak out in a book that seeks to address the problem of homophobic bullying in schools.

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To Right Historical Wrongs

Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada

UBC Press

A bold questioning of culture-based reparative justice initiatives – the political culture that inspired them and their efficacy in an age in which historically marginalized people are disproportionately represented in Canadian prisons.

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Defending Battered Women on Trial

Lessons from the Transcripts

UBC Press

Drawing on trial transcripts, this book tells the stories of ten battered women who killed their male partners and one who did not, revealing why women don’t “just leave” and the serious barriers to achieving acquittal.

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