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Abusing Power: The Canadian Experience is a book about crime, law, power and social (in)justice. The contributors include academics, legal practitioners, journalists and social activists who have been studying and struggling for years against the abuse of power in myriad realms of Canadian life. This book represents the first systematic effort in this country to integrate a variety of topics related to power abuse into a single collection.
Each essay has been chosen on the strength of its capacity to further academic and public understandings of power relations and to illuminate the problem of upperworld wrongdoing. Selected topics span some of the most controversial issues and notorious examples of power abuse in recent Canadian history. This book is useful not only as a primary text in criminology and law courses but also as a secondary reader for others who want to contextualize and establish links with their teaching and research in feminist and cultural studies, communications, economics, political science, corporate law, criminal justice, and the sociology of professions.