Dawn Moore and Aaron Doyle's Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions

Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 23:00 to Friday, April 15, 2011 - 01:00

With the call of the election, and a chance to challenge Stephen Harper and his prison building dreams, this book is remarkably timely and relevant. This will be a great evening to celebrate the publication of this fascinating selecion of ideas and discourse. It will also be an opportunity for us to hear Dawn and Aaron speak about these current and important issues.

Wine, cheese, books, even crackers!!
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Questions - please call the store 233-2589

From the book:
"Our aim in this book is to give voice to some of the newer people who are now shaping Canadian critical criminology and will help shape it in the years to come. We seek to gather some of the newer voices in Canadian criminology and related disciplines, but we do not presume to be representative of, or speak on behalf of, that generation. This is simply a collection of writing by one set of interesting newer criminologists we know".

Canada's criminal justice landscape has been shaped by contrary trends in recent years. As the crime rate declines, policy-makers continue to push for tough-on-crime legislation, and university criminology programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal justice and criminology in the twenty-first century?

To answer this question, this book presents the work of a new generation of researchers and thinkers in critical criminology. The authors examine the place of criminology in English and French Canada, the politics and ethics of criminal justice and criminology in a conservative climate, and the role of professors in ever-expanding criminology programs. Breaking away from mainstream criminology and popular law-and-order discourses, the authors offer a spectrum of approaches to criminological theory -- from work influenced by Michel Foucault to feminist criminology, from critical realism to anarchism -- and they propose novel approaches to topics such as activism, genocide, white-collar crime, and the effects of prison sentences on families.

By posing crucial questions for a new generation and attempting to define what criminology should be, Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions will shape debates about policing, crime, and punishment for years to come.

 

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