Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada

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University of Toronto Press, 2014 - Social Science - 216 pages
Race still matters in Canada, and in the context of crime and criminal justice, it matters a lot. In this book, the authors focus on the ways in which racial minority groups are criminalized, as well as the ways in which the Canadian criminal justice system is racialized. Employing an intersectional analysis, Chan and Chunn explore how the connection between race and crime is further affected by class, gender, and other social relations.The text covers not only conventional topics such as policing, sentencing, and the media, but also neglected areas such as the criminalization of immigration, poverty, and mental illness.

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About the author (2014)

Wendy Chan is Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, author of numerous articles and books on crime and immigration, and co-editor of Crimes of Colour: Racialization and the Criminal Justice System in Canada (2001).

Dorothy Chunn is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Simon Fraser University and has published widely on issues of feminism and the law, including Reaction and Resistance: Feminism, Law, and Social Change (2008) and Contesting Canadian Citizenship: Historical Readings (2002).

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