Crime in Canada by Diane Crocker

Crime in Canada

byDiane Crocker

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Despite living in an era of decreasing crime rates, Canadians express concern over crime and push politicians to respond in increasingly punitive ways. Canadians also express little confidence in our justice system. The result is that our response to crime can be both disproportionate andineffective.In her latest book, sociologist Diane Crocker challenges the popular perception that crime in Canada is on the rise and argues that public opinion is becoming a bigger barrier to achieving justice than the actual extent of crime. Using the most current data available, her research reveals how we canbetter assess the effectiveness of crime control policies, as well as our own responses to crime, while promoting democratic values such as equity and accountability. Crime in Canada evaluates the criminal justice system's responses to crime-what works and what does not-and proposes solutions for moving forward.

About The Author

Diane Crocker holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from York University. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research areas include violence against women, criminal harassment and the use of law to address social problems, particularly t...

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Title:Crime in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.36 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195432479

ISBN - 13:9780195432473

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List of FiguresAcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. The Crime Problem in Canada2. Evaluating Criminal Justice System Responses3. Imprisonment4. Community-Based Sentences and Corrections5. Problem-Solving and Specialist Courts6. Harm Reduction and Crime Prevention7. Restorative JusticeConclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?NotesFurther ReadingReferencesIndexCredits