Diversity, Crime, and Justice in Canada

Paperback | March 18, 2016

byBarbara Perry

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In the compelling second edition of Diversity, Crime, and Justice in Canada, hate-crime specialist Barbara Perry brings together 17 of the country's leading scholars to address issues of inequality as they intersect with crime and social justice. Through a balance of theoretical and practicaldiscussions, students will discover how collective identities-not just of race, class, and gender, but of religion, ability, sexuality, and age-play a crucial part in determining the nature of an individual's encounter with the criminal justice system. Comprehensive and accessible, this invaluableresource will help students examine the concept of difference, the specific issues different groups face with respect to the justice system, and the kinds of reform necessary to mitigate inequalities in Canada today.

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In the compelling second edition of Diversity, Crime, and Justice in Canada, hate-crime specialist Barbara Perry brings together 17 of the country's leading scholars to address issues of inequality as they intersect with crime and social justice. Through a balance of theoretical and practicaldiscussions, students will discover how coll...

Barbara Perry is a professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She has written extensively on hate crime, including several books on the topic, among them, In the Name of Hate: Understanding Hate Crime and Hate and Bias Crime: A Reader. She has also published in the ar...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.64 inPublished:March 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199018650

ISBN - 13:9780199018659

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List of Tables and FiguresList of ContributorsPreface and AcknowledgementsPart One Conceptualizing Difference1. An Introduction: Considering Diversity and Justice in Canada (Barbara Perry)2. Framing Difference (Barbara Perry)3. Mediations of Race and Crime: Racializing Crime, Criminalizing Race (Yasmin Jiwani)4. The Mythical Norm (Barbara Perry)Part Two Categories of Difference5. Indigenous People in Canada: Culture, Colonialism, and Criminal Justice (Jane Dickson-Gilmore)6. Immigration, Immigrants, and the Shifting Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Canada (Karim Ismaili)7. Chinese Immigrants in Canada and Social Injustice: From Overt to Covert Racial Discrimination (Li Zong and Barbara Perry)8. Crime and Justice: The Experiences of Black Canadians (Scot Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah)9. South Asians and Justice in Canada: Still in Search of Data (Barbara Perry and Shahid Alvi)10. Justice and Islam in Canada (Denise Helly and Barbara Perry)11. Zombies in Bel Air: Class and Marginalization in Canada (Bryan Hogeveen)12. Prostituted, Policed, and Punished: Exploring the Victimization, Criminalization, and Incarceration of Women in Canada (Gillian Balfour)13. Sexualities and Difference: The Victimization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) People in Canada (Ellen Faulkner)14. Older People, Crime, and State Intervention (Joan Harbison)15. Putting Youthful Offending and Victimization into Context (Carla Cesaroni and Shahid Alvi)16. Individuals with Disabilities (Dick Sobsey and Heidi Janz)Part Three Justice for Diversity17. Communicating from the Margins: Exploring Intercultural Communication (Valerie Pruegger)18. Anti-racism Training in the Criminal Justice System: A Case for Effective Social Context Education (Karen R. Mock)19. Criminal Justice/Social Justice: Making Change (Barbara Perry)GlossaryIndex

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"[This is] one of the very few books that are available on the topic of diversity and justice in Canada that contain all the necessary and relevant material on the topic, with up-to-date data and accurate information." --Harpreet Aulakh, Mount Royal University