This unique and timely reader brings together twenty-four of the very best and most controversial readings on the history of crime, deviance, and criminal justice in Canada. This text is ideal for use in courses on introductory criminology, crime and deviance, or the Canadian justice system, particularly those with an historical component.
The theme of power relations is a very strong, unifying element-that is, relations of gender, social class, ethnicity, and age. Through such topics as prostitution, prohibition, youth courts, and the regulation of sexuality, we can trace these relations of power and how they link to the definition of crime in society.
This collection includes the most current issues in the history of crime and deviance in Canada. The scope of this book goes beyond traditional studies of the history of crime to include important aspects of deviance, moral regulation and relations of power in Canadian society. It challenges students to consider the historical relationships between criminal justice practices and gender, sexuality, class, and race inequities in Canadian society." - Paula Maurutto, University of Toronto
Preface; Introduction; Part I: Developing Issues in Crime and Punishment; Part II: A Working Criminal Justice System; Part III: Policing Ethnicity; Part IV: Regulating Gender and Sexuality; Part V: Moral Regulation of Personal Behaviour.