Pursuing Justice

An Introduction to Justice Studies, Second Edition

Edited by Margot Hurlbert  

Paperback $55.00

Pursuing justice is daunting. It plays out in a variety of contexts — like the environment, employment, the criminal justice system — and raises tough issues like racism, gender discrimination and poverty. But ultimately the aim of studying justice is to achieve it.

This book is about justice in Canada: its definition, its boundaries, its contradictions and its nuances. It is also about the mechanisms and practices that enable the pursuit of justice. It problematizes the notion of justice while defining and pursuing the illusive notion of justice in Canadian society.

This second edition features updated content from the popular first edition as well as new content about social justice and racism, the experiences of racialized persons with police, settler colonialism and issues of justice for gender and sexual minorities — all from a Canadian perspective. Additionally, each chapter contains objectives of the chapter, case studies and discussion questions.

  • Crime & Law
  • ISBN: 9781773630113
  • September 2018
  • 344 Pages
  • For sale worldwide

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  • Part I Framing Justice • Defining Justice (Margot A. Hurlbert)
  • Theorizing Justice (Margot A. Hurlbert)
  • Part II Social Justice
  • Poverty, Economic Security and Justice (James P. Mulvale)
  • Social Justice and Racism (Carl James, Selom Chapman-Nyaho & Akwasi Owusu-Bempah)
  • Women and (In)Justice (Gillian Balfour)
  • Indigenous Legal Traditions (Val Napoleon & Hadley Friedland)
  • Racialized Policing and Settler Colonialism (Michelle Stewart)
  • Pursuing Justice for Gender and Sexual Minorities (James McNinch)
  • Environmental Justice (Margot A. Hurlbert)
  • Part III Legal Justice
  • Law and Justice (Margot A. Hurlbert)
  • Human Rights (Gloria de Santis)
  • Equality Rights (Marilou McPhedran)
  • The Criminal Justice System (Sarah Britto, Nicholas A. Jones & Rick Ruddell)
  • Part IV Pursuing Justice
  • Restorative Justice (Margot A. Hurlbert & Hirsch Greenberg)
  • References
  • Index


  • Margot Hurlbert

    University of Regina

    Margot A. Hurlbert is an associate professor jointly appointed to the Department of Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina.

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