Criminology: Critical Canadian Perspectives by Kirsten KramarCriminology: Critical Canadian Perspectives by Kirsten Kramar

Criminology: Critical Canadian Perspectives

byKirsten Kramar

Paperback | October 30, 2010

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The contributions to this book provide a solid foundation of knowledge about theories of crime causation and measurement of crime, social control institutions, and criminological research.

Kirsten Kramar has a PhD from the Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto. She is the author of Unwilling Mothers, Unwanted Babies: Infanticide in Canada (UBC Press, 2005).  Her research program concerns the government of women and sexual minorities through law and wider criminal justice and regulatory apparatuses, seeking to und...
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Title:Criminology: Critical Canadian PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:October 30, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131755293

ISBN - 13:9780131755291

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

PART 1

Criminology Foundations

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Criminology: What is Crime?

Kirsten Kramar, University of Winnipeg

Chapter 2 - Criminal Law And Criminal Responsibility

Diana Young, Carleton University

Chapter 3 - Canadian Criminal Statistics: Knowledge, Governance and Politics

Kevin D. Haggerty, University of Alberta

Chapter 4 - A Specialized Criminal Justice System for Canadian Youth:

Critical Overview of Historical and Contemporary Developments in Law and Procedures Governing Youth Offending

Ruth M. Mann, University of Windsor

PART 2

THE RISE OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THOUGHT: THE LEGACY OF THE 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th CENTURIES

Chapter 5 - The Pathological Approach to Crime: Individually Based Theories

Heidi Rimke, University of Winnipeg

Chapter 6 - Sociological Theories of Crime and Criminality

Kirsten Kramar, University of Winnipeg

 

PART 3

CONTEMPORARY CONCEPTUAL TOOLS

Chapter 7 - Feminist Contributions to Criminology

Kirstin Kramar, University of Winnipeg

Chapter 8 - Critical Realist Criminology

Jon Frauley, University of Ottawa

Chapter 9 - On Postcolonialism and Criminology

Renisa Mawani, University of British Columbia and David Sealy, York University

Chapter 10 - Governmentality and Criminology

Randy Lippert, University of Windsor and Grace Park, York University

 

PART 4

CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CURRENT ISSUES

Chapter 11 - Immigrant and Refugee Women and the Unintended Consequences of Domestic Violence Policy

Rashmee Singh, University of Toronto and American Bar Foundation

Chapter 12 - Governing Security

Benoît Dupont, Université du Montréal

Chapter 13 - “Speaking for the Dead”: Forensic Science and Wrongful Convictions

Kirsten Kramar, University of Winnipeg

Chapter 14 - Talking Trash with the Supreme Court of Canada: The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy Under the Charter

Richard Jochelson, University of Winnipeg

 

Index

Editorial Reviews

It is not overly long or overly theoretical.  It uses fairly recent examples that 18-20 year students could easily relate to…Engaging is a really good term.  I think that it would capture the interest of students and have them wanting to learn more.  The terms are well defined…The critical thinking questions are great.  Students shouldn’t be able to graduate without these skills.  It is up to us, as teachers, to foster these skills.  Features like this make it easier for us to do so…I am impressed with what I have seen so far…it is topical and a fairly enjoyable read.  It is a state of the art book.  It doesn’t follow the tired old formula of many of the other Introduction to Criminology textbooks. -         Tom Groulx, St Clair College   …this text will hold its own against any other Introductory Criminology text on the market today.  To elaborate, it provides a sound foundational underpinning; places criminology as a discipline in its proper context; captures they key elements of the subject matter; discusses the main theoretical orientations within the field, as well as some of the pressing current issues; and presents the material in and easy-flowing narrative style, from a clearly Canadian perspective. -         Frank T. Lavandier, University of Prince Edward Island   The text is of a high standard and presents a good overview of the basic material for an introductory level.  The material is presented in a simple but elegant format…I would seriously consider this text for adoption. -         Winston Barnwell, Dalhousie University   The text fills a gap in the Canadian Criminology text market by offering instructors and students the opportunity to apply critical and contemporary theoretical perspectives to current issues and developments in the crime landscape. -         Jana Grekul, University of Alberta