Marginality and Condemnation: An Introduction to Critical Criminology

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Bernard Schissel, Carolyn Brooks
Fernwood Pub., 2002 - Social Science - 451 pages
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This introduction to criminology uses the ethics of social justice to confront traditional views of criminals. Key questions are addressed, including What is defined as criminal? How do we respond to crime? and Why do individuals behave in ways that reproduce social inequalities? Applied real-life scenarios address such realities as the prison experience, young men in the sex trade, race and crime in the media, and racial profiling. This text provides an alternative pedagogy for teaching criminology that discusses both the abstract theory and contemporary implications of the criminal justice system.

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Bernard Schissel is a professor of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of Blaming Children: Youth Crime, Moral Panics and the Politics of Hate, coauthor of The Legacy of School for Aboriginal People: Education, Oppression and Emancipation and coeditor of The Social Dimensions of Canadian Youth Justice. Carolyn Brooks is a professor of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan, St. Thomas More College, and St. Peters College.

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