Crime and Deviance in Canada: Historical Perspectives

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Christopher Ray McCormick, Chris McCormick, Len Green
Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005 - History - 386 pages
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This unique and timely collection brings together 24 of the very best and most controversial readings on the history of crime, deviance and criminal justice in Canada. Divided into five sections, the first part of Crime and Deviance examines developing issues in crime and punishment while the second part introduces key aspects of a 'working criminal justice system'. Policing ethnicity is the focus of section three, which includes articles on the relocation phenomenon and the Africville study as well as Ontario Aboriginal women confronting the criminal justice system, 1920-1960. Similarly, regulating gender and sexuality, section four, examines moral reform in English Canada, 1885-1925; and anti-homosexual campaigns in the Canadian Civil Service in the mid-20th century. The final section profiles the moral regulation of behaviour. Articles in this section include non-medical opiate use and control policies in Canada, 1870-1970; as well as moral fervour and the evolution of Canada's prostitution laws, 1867-1917. Power relations is a very strong unifying theme that is, relations of gender, social class, ethnicity and age. regulation of sexuality, we can trace these relations of power and how they link to the definition of crime in society. Canada's top criminologists and social critics are included in this special collection. This impressive list includes Russell Smandych, Rick Linden, Constance Backhouse, Helen Boritch, John Hagan, Carolyn Strange, Tina Loo, Joan Sangster, Mariana Valverde, Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Gary Kinsman and Robert Menzies.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
9
Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
27
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
48
Chapter 5
67
Part II
85
Chapter 13
217
Chapter 14
227
Chapter 15
240
Chapter 16
252
Part IV
273
Chapter 17
275
Chapter 18
286
Chapter 19
299

Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
107
Chapter 8
124
Chapter 9
148
Chapter 10
161
Chapter 11
187
Part III
203
Chapter 12
205
Chapter 20
310
Chapter 21
322
Part V
339
Chapter 22
341
Chapter 23
353
Chapter 24
366
Back Cover
387
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About the author (2005)

Chris McCormick is Chair of the Criminology Department at St. Thomas University. He is an author and editor of books on crime and the media and corporate crime. As a newspaper columnist, he writes extensively on crime and criminal justice issues.

Len Green is Lecturer in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at St. Thomas University. He has a Masters in Criminology from the University of Toronto.

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