Crime & Law

  • Solidarity Beyond Bars

    Unionizing Prison Labour

    By Jordan House and Asaf Rashid     Forthcoming November 2022

    The first book to examine prison labour in Canada argues unionizing incarcerated workers is critical for prison justice and labour movements.

  • Abolitionist Intimacies

    By El Jones     Forthcoming November 2022

    Abolition is not only a political movement to end prisons; it is also an intimate one deeply motivated by love.

  • Abortion to Abolition

    Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada

    By Martha Paynter  Illustrated by Julia Hutt     May 2022

    This illustrated, accessible book will tell the empowering stories behind the struggles for reproductive justice, celebrating past wins and revealing an abolitionist path forward.

  • Heroin

    An Illustrated History

    By Susan C.  Boyd     May 2022

    The only book-length Canadian history of the harm done from criminalizing heroin users and addicts, the most horrendous being overdose epidemics caused by poisoned drugs.

  • Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice

    A Search for Ways Forward

    By David Milward     April 2022

    This book provides an account of the ongoing ties between the enduring traumas caused by the residential schools and Indigenous over-incarceration

  • Insurgent Love

    Abolition and Domestic Homicide

    By Ardath Whynacht     October 2021

    When loved ones transgress into violence, how do we seek justice and safety outside of policing and prisons?

  • Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada

    Edited by Mitch Daschuk, Carolyn Brooks and James Popham     August 2020

    Critical Perspectives on Social Control and Social Regulation in Canada is an introduction to the sociology of what has traditionally been called deviance and conformity. This book shifts the focus from individuals labelled deviant to the political and economic processes that shape marginalization, power and exclusion.

  • In Defense of Julian Assange

    Edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler     December 2019

    “I think the prosecution of Assange would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s in a classic publisher’s position and I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” —David McCraw, lead lawyer for The New York Times

  • The Politics of Restorative Justice, Second Edition

    A Critical Introduction

    By Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund     September 2019

    This second edition expands on how intersecting socio-politcal contexts — gendered, racialized, settler colonial, hetero-normative and others — contour the practice and potential of restorative justice.

  • Pursuing Justice, 2nd Edition

    An Introduction to Justice Studies

    Edited by Margot Hurlbert     October 2018

    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.