Crime in Canadian Context: Debates and Controversies

Paperback | January 31, 2014

byWilliam OGrady

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aThis concise, accessible introduction to criminology explores how crime is defined, measured, and controlled within a Canadian context. In-depth and well-balanced, the text covers the fundamentals of the discipline before exploring non-sociological explanations of crime, criminological theory,social inequality and crime, organizational crime, and intersections between the law and the criminal justice system.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aThis concise, accessible introduction to criminology explores how crime is defined, measured, and controlled within a Canadian context. In-depth and well-balanced, the text covers the fundamentals of the discipline before exploring non-sociological explanations...

William O'Grady is a professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Guelph. He is a member of the Canadian Homeless Research Network and an advisory member of Raising the Roof's Advisory Board of Youth Works.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:January 31, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Crime, Fear, and RiskLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Objectivist-Legalistic ApproachCrime and Social ReactionMedia Portrayals of Crime in CanadaCrime and Moral PanicsConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films2. Measuring CrimeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionOfficial StatisticsSelf-Report SurveysVictimization SurveysObservational AccountsIs Crime in Canada on the Rise?Trends and Correlates of Canadian HomicideConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films3. Non-Sociological Explanations of CrimeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Demonic EraMagna CartaThe Classical School of CriminologyFrom Lombrosian Atavism to Modern BiocriminologyThe Psychology of CrimeConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films4. Classical Sociological Explanations of CrimeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionDurkheimThe Chicago SchoolCrime and Social DisorganizationStrain/Anomie TheoryControl TheoryDifferential Association TheoryLabelling TheoryCritical CriminologyLeft RealismFeminism and CriminologyConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films5. Recent Sociological Approaches to CrimeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionA General Theory of CrimeThe Life Course PerspectiveGeneral Strain TheoryRational Choice TheoryRoutine Activity TheoryReducing the Risk: Crime Prevention through Environmental DesignConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films6. Crime and Social ExclusionLearning ObjectivesIntroductionDefining Social ExclusionHomeless YouthYouth GangsAboriginal People in CanadaHate CrimeViolence against WomenConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films7. Crime in the Context of Organizations and InstitutionsLearning ObjectivesIntroductionWhite-Collar and Corporate CrimeThe Public as VictimWorkers as VictimsCauses of White-Collar CrimePolitical CrimeOrganized Transnational CrimePolice MisconductCrime in Trusted Social OrganizationsConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films8. Responding to CrimeLearning ObjectivesIntroductionCrime, Law, and OrderPolicingCourts and SentencingCapital PunishmentPrisonsYouth Justice in CanadaAlternatives to IncarcerationRestorative JusticeHarm ReductionConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsSuggested ReadingsWebsites and Films9. Summary and ConclusionsFuture Directions in CriminologyHow Should Crime Be Responded to in Canada?GlossaryReferencesIndex

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"Very readable. My students have commented that they find this text very accessible." -Ron Hinch, University of Ontario Institute of Technology