Another Kind of Justice: Canadian Military Law from Confederation to Somalia

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UBC Press, 1999 - History - 236 pages
Another Kind of Justice is the first historical survey of Canadian military law, providing insights into military justice in Canada, the purpose of military law, and the level of legal professionalism within the Canadian military. After delving into the British roots of Canadian military law, Chris Madsen brings his discussion up to date with analysis of recent sexual discrimination cases and the Somalia inquiry. He explains how the law has served a strictly functional purpose in maintaining discipline, and demonstrates how it claims its legitimacy and distinct status in relation to civil law.

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Chris Madsen teaches in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.

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