Canadian Criminal Justice: A Primer by Curt Griffiths

Canadian Criminal Justice: A Primer

byCurt Griffiths

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Griffiths' Canadian Criminal Justice: A Primer provides a succinct yet thorough introduction to the dynamic and complex Canadian criminal justice system for students without significant prior exposure to the field. In fourteen brief chapters, the text presents a current, accessible overview of the distinct parts of the criminal justice system as they are evolving in response to the technological and societal changes of the 21st century. The fifth edition includes enhanced coverage of the impact of technology in addition to enhanced coverage of the experiences of Aboriginal Canadians, women, and youth. In addition to an overview of the structural and procedural elements of the system, the author highlights the human dynamics of the system. The new At Issue boxes present the key, current issues surrounding this country's responses to crime and offenders, capturing students' attention and generating classroom discussion. Three new chapters on restorative justice, victimization and the community's role, and the creation of an effective criminal justice system enhance this market-leading text, helping to create a highly engaged community of learners who come to class prepared and eager to discuss the issues presented in the text.

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Title:Canadian Criminal Justice: A PrimerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10 × 8 × 0.63 inPublished:June 4, 2010Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176501711

ISBN - 13:9780176501716

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Part One: Canadian Criminal Justice: Setting the FrameworkChapter 1: The Foundations of Criminal Justice Chapter 2: The Structure and Process of Criminal JusticeChapter 3: Crime, Victims, and the CommunityPart Two: The PoliceChapter 4: The Structure and Roles of the PoliceChapter 5: Police Powers and Decision MakingChapter 6: Police Strategies and OperationsPart Three: The CourtsChapter 7: The Structure and Operation of the Criminal CourtsChapter 8: The Prosecution of Criminal CasesChapter 9: SentencingPart Four: CorrectionsChapter 10: Corrections in the Community: Alternatives to ConfinementChapter 11: Correctional InstitutionsChapter 12: Release and ReentryPart Five: Reconsidering Criminal JusticeChapter 13: Restorative Justice: An Alternative Approach to Crime, Victims, and OffendersChapter 14: Going Forward: Challenges to and Opportunities for Criminal Justice Reform