Canadian Criminal Justice Policy: Contemporary Perspectives

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byKarim Ismaili, Jane B. Sprott, Kim Varma

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Written by a team of experts from across the country, this original collection begins with an introduction to the Canadian criminal justice system followed by two parts: the first focusing on specific areas of the criminal justice system in light of the policy surrounding it and the secondexamining crime policy as it relates to a range of policy areas such as immigration, welfare, and technology. Current and comprehensive, this innovative volume uncovers the process and participants involved in shaping criminal justice policy, while linking crime policy and democratic governance inCanada to broader institutional, cultural, and global criminal justice trends.

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Written by a team of experts from across the country, this original collection begins with an introduction to the Canadian criminal justice system followed by two parts: the first focusing on specific areas of the criminal justice system in light of the policy surrounding it and the secondexamining crime policy as it relates to a range...

Karim Ismaili is Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research and Professor of Criminology in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Vincentian Center for Social Justice at St. John's University and an affiliate of the Center for Excellence in Research on Immigratio...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.76 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Karim Ismaili, Jane B. Sprott, and Kim Varma: Introduction: Thinking about Criminal Justice Policy in CanadaSuggested Readings and WebsitesPart I: The Criminal Justice SystemKarim Ismaili, Jane B. Sprott, and Kim Varma: Overview1. Christopher Murphy: Canadian Police and Policing Policy, Post-9/112. Anthony N. Doob and Cheryl Marie Webster: Back to the Future? Policy Development in Pre-Trial Detention in Canada3. Allan Manson: A Trip from Thoughtful to Thoughtless: Murder Sentencing in Canada4. Cheryl Marie Webster and Anthony N. Doob: Maintaining Balance: Trends in Imprisonment Policies in Canada5. Richard Barnhorst: Youth Justice Policy Reform: The Youth Criminal Justice Act6. Scott Clark and Tammy Landau: Aboriginal Justice Policy in Canada7. E. Jane Ursel: Domestic Violence and Problem-Solving CourtsSuggested Readings and WebsitesPart II: Related Policy AreasKarim Ismaili, Jane B. Sprott, and Kim Varma: Overview8. Benedikt Fischer, Meagan Bibby, Elena Argento, Thomas Kerr, and Evan Wood: Drug Law and Policy Canada: A Review of History, Evidence, and Interventions Torn between Criminal Justice and Public Health9. Kent Roach: Terrorism and National Security Policy-Making in Canada10. Wendy Chan: The Criminalization of Poverty: Welfare Reform and the Policing of Welfare in Canada11. Anna Pratt: Immigration Penality and the Crime-Security Nexus: The Case of Tran Trong Nghi Nguyen12. Margaret E. Beare: Policy and Politics: The Evolution of Organized Crime Policies in Canada13. Sara M. Smyth: Internet Law and Policy from a Canadian Perspective

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"[The text] is comprehensive and covers contemporary debates in the field. It has a clear structure as a teaching textbook." --Mojgan Rahbari, formerly of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology