Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada

 
Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada
Author(s):
 
ISBN:
978-1-55239-517-2
 
Publisher:
Emond Montgomery Publications
 
Page Count:
472
 
Status:
Available
 
Copyright Date:
2013
 
Subjects:
Criminal Justice and Criminology
 
 
 
 

Lead authors Karla O'Regan and Susan Reid have produced a concise, accessible, and engaging text that meets the needs of introductory-level Criminal Justice courses in Canadian universities and colleges. Drawing on well-known case studies to connect the book's theoretical content to real-world issues, it lays out the key concepts, terms, and history for readers before shifting its focus to an exploration of key questions and issues in Canadian criminal justice today. A strong interdisciplinary flavour is lent by the inclusion of professors and practitioners from across Canada contributing chapters in their particular fields of expertise, adding great credibility and depth to the text.

  • Detailed case studies at the beginning of each part set the tone, raising questions and introducing themes and problems to be explored in the chapters that follow.
  • Features strong emphasis on pedagogy throughout, including additional mini-cases, glossary of key terms, in-class teaching exercises, discussion questions, sidebars, and more.
  • Each chapter is written by a recognized expert on the topic. The author team includes professors of Criminal Justice from across Canada, many of whom are lawyers, administrators, police trainers, former police officers and prison staff, and parole officials.
  • Concise chapters are designed to encourage reading, engage students, and promote classroom discussion and debate, as opposed to simply memorizing facts.
  • "Issues and Applications" chapter provides concise introductions to a number of additional related topics, and is designed to encourage further research or provide material for essay topics.

Part One: Introduction

  • Case Study 1: You Be the Judge
  • Chapter 1: Studying Criminal Justice (Karla O'Regan and Susan Reid, STU)

Part Two: Policing Practices

  • Case Study 2: Canada's G20 Summit in Focus
  • Chapter 2: Behind the Blue Line: History and Organization (Leo de Jourdan, Canadore College)
  • Chapter 3: Policing Strategies and Operations (Christine Hudy, RCMP Depot Division)
  • Chapter 4: The Legal Powers of the Police (Kouri Keenan, SFU)

Part Three: The Law, Courts, and Procedures

  • Case Study 3: Robert Pickton
  • Chapter 5: The History and Structure of Criminal Law (Graham Hudson, Ryerson University)
  • Chapter 6: Criminal Procedure and Evidence (Julian Hermida, Algoma University)
  • Chapter 7: Forensic Science and Forensic Psychology (Ron Hinch, UOIT)
  • Chapter 8: Sentencing (D. Scharie Tavcer, Mount Royal University)

Part Four: Corrections

  • Case Study 4: The Safe Streets and Communities Act
  • Chapter 9: Institutional Corrections (Jeanine Webber, Humber College)
  • Chapter 10: Community Corrections (Jeanine Webber, Humber College)
  • Chapter 11: Conditional Release in Canada (Graham Stewart, The John Howard Society)
  • Chapter 12: Populations in Focus (Jane Barker, Nipissing University)

Part Five: Youth Justice

  • Case Study 5: Ashley Smith: Mental Illness Criminalized
  • Chapter 13: Thinking About Youth Justice: Historical Roots and Contemporary Approaches (Susan Reid, STU)
  • Chapter 14: Youth Sentencing (Susan Reid, STU)

Part Six: System Challenges: Problems, Prevention, and Potential

  • Case Study 6: You Be the Judge: Case Study 1 Revisited
  • Chapter 15: Crime Prevention (Stephen Schneider, Saint Mary's University)
  • Chapter 16: Selected Issues in Criminal Justice (Karla O'Regan and Susan Reid, STU)

Glossary
Index

  • Criminal Justice Glossary
  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Test Bank (instructor and student versions)
  • Links and exercises for instructors

For free instructor resources, including links and exercises, contact instructor support.

 
 
 
 
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