Thinking about Criminal Justice in Canada, 3rd Edition
, Susan Reid
Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada, 3rd Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the three pillars of Canada’s criminal justice system: policing, the courts, and corrections. National in scope, this resource features in-depth case studies focused on important recent cases in Canadian criminal justice.
Part I introduces readers to the study of criminal justice, including key players, theories, public policy, and the media. Part II examines policing in Canada, including crime prevention, legal considerations, and accountability. Part III focuses on the role of the courts, providing an overview of criminal law, procedure, evidence, and sentencing. Part IV explores both community and institutional corrections, introducing readers to offender risk assessment models, the diverse populations in Canada’s correctional facilities, conditional release programs, and more. Part V discusses the unique experiences of youth, Indigenous peoples, and Black Canadians and their relationships with the criminal justice system.
“What Do You Think?” discussion boxes, exercises, and mini case studies throughout the book encourage students to consider situations from multiple perspectives and think of themselves as key players in the decision-making process, applying learning strategies and problem-solving skills to real-world situations.