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  • Topic: Crime & Law
  • Gender, Law & Justice

    Compiled by Emily van der Meulen     August 2016

    A custom text book compiled from previously published Fernwood material intended for courses focusing on gender and criminal justice studies.

  • More Harm Than Good

    Drug Policy in Canada

    By Susan C.  Boyd, Connie I. Carter and Donald MacPherson     April 2016

    In More Harm Than Good, Carter, Boyd and MacPherson take a critical look at the current state of Canadian drug policy and raise key questions about the effects of Canada’s increasing involvement in and commitment to the “war on drugs.”

  • The Vigilant Eye

    Policing Canada from 1867 to 9/11

    By Greg Marquis     February 2016

    In The Vigilant Eye, Greg Marquis combines the narrative and chronological approach of traditional institutional history with the critical approaches of social history, legal history and criminology.

  • Marginality and Condemnation, 3rd Edition

    A Critical Introduction to Criminology

    Edited by Carolyn Brooks and Bernard Schissel     May 2015

    A newly updated version of this groundbreaking, critical introductory criminology textbook. Resources available with this edition include Power Point slides and a testbank.

  • About Canada: Corporate Crime

    By Laureen Snider      April 2015

    A primer on a topic rarely discussed in public debate: corporations who engage in both criminal and legal but socially harmful behaviours in their relentless pursuit of profit.

  • The Disappearance of Criminal Law

    Police Powers and the Supreme Court

    By Richard Jochelson and Kirsten Kramar     November 2014

    In The Disappearance of Criminal Law, Richard Jochelson and Kirsten Kramar examine the rationales underpinning Supreme Court of Canada cases that address the power of the police.

  • Indivisible

    Indigenous Human Rights

    Edited by Joyce Green     October 2014

    Drawing on a wealth of experience and blending critical theoretical frameworks and a close knowledge of domestic and international law on human rights, the authors in this collection show that settler states such as Canada persist in violating and failing to acknowledge Indigenous human rights.

  • Criminalizing Women, 2ed.

    Gender and (In)Justice in Neoliberal Times, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Gillian Balfour and Elizabeth Comack     September 2014

    Criminalizing Women introduces readers to the key issues addressed by feminists engaged in criminology research over the past four decades. Chapters explore how narratives that construct women as errant females, prostitutes, street gang associates and symbols of moral corruption mask the connections between women’s restricted choices and the conditions of their lives.

  • Threatening Democracy

    SLAPPs and the Judicial Repression of Political Discourse

    By Normand Landry     April 2014

    Threatening Democracy is an introduction to the phenomenon of judicial intimidation used against socially and politically active citizens. Strategic lawsuits against public participation (also known by the acronym SLAPP) involve the deliberate use of judicial procedures as tools for intimidation, censorship and political reprisal in the context of social and political debates.

  • Locating Law, 3rd Edition

    “Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality Connections

    Edited by Elizabeth Comack     February 2014

    Praise for the second edition: “This book is the best available for teaching the role of law in society and making sense of how it operates within the (inter)connections of race, class and gender dynamics often perpetuating oppression. … Locating Law is essential for undergraduate students in justice, sociology and criminology.” – Margot Hurlbert, University of Regina