Unsettling Colonialism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

SKU: 9781778290039

Vicki Chartrand & Josephine Savarese (Eds.)
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Book Type:
Athabasca University Press
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Edited by Vicki Chartrand, an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Bishop’s University and, Josephine Savarese, an associate professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University.

Contributors: Jillian Baker, Gillian Balfour, James Delorme, Jeff Ewert, Paul Hachey, Charles Jamieson, Mark Jackson, El Jones, David B. MacDonald, Chevelle Malcolm, Clint Augustine McIntosh, Carmela Murdocca, Pamela Palmater, Justin Piché, Lorinda Riley, Viviane Saleh-Hanna, Jeff Shantz, Stands with the Wolves (Nolan Turcotte), Kevin Walby, Andrew Woolford.

Canada’s criminal justice system reinforces dominant relations of power and further entrenches the country in its colonial past. Through the mechanisms of surveillance, segregation, and containment, the criminal justice system ensures that Indigenous peoples remain in a state of economic deprivation, social isolation, and political subjection. By examining the ways in which the Canadian justice system continues to sanction overtly discriminatory and racist practices, the authors in this collection demonstrate clearly how historical patterns of privilege and domination are extended and reinforced.

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