Crime in Canada

SKU: 9780195432473

Diane Crocker
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Oxford University Press
Copyright Date:

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Crime in Canada is one of the titles in Oxford University Press series Issues in Canada. Sociologist Diane Crocker offers the post secondary level student and the general reader an evaluation of the criminal justice system's responses to crime-what works and what does not-and proposes solutions for moving forward. The volume challenges the popular perception that crime in Canada is on the rise and argues that public opinion is becoming a bigger barrier to achieving justice than the actual extent of crime. Using the most current data available, her research reveals how we can better assess the effectiveness of crime control policies, as well as our own responses to crime, while promoting democratic values such as equity and accountability. The book contains specific details about the Aboriginal inmate and a chapter about restorative justice. Each chapter has specific quotes from people invloved in justice such as the inmate, the police, the judge, etc. The book is an excellent and concise overview of crime in Canada, past and present.

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