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Critical Criminology in Canada

New Voices, New Directions

This book presents the work of a new generation of critical criminologists who explore the geographical, institutional, and political contexts of the discipline in Canada. Breaking away from mainstream criminology and law-and-order discourses, the authors offer a spectrum of theoretical approaches to criminal justice – from governmentality to feminist criminology, from critical realism to anarchism – and they propose novel approaches to topics ranging from genocide to white-collar crime. By posing crucial questions and attempting to define what criminology should be, this book will shape debates about crime, policing, and punishment for years to come.

336 pages

Law and Society

Table of Contents

Introduction: Questions for a New Generation of Criminologists / Aaron Doyle and Dawn Moore

Part 1: Canadian Criminology in the Twenty-First Century

1 The Dilemmas of "Doing" Criminology in Québec: Curse or Opportunity? / Benoît Dupont

2 Reconciling Spectres: Promises of Criminology / Bryan R. Hogeveen

3 Commodifying Canadian Criminology: Applied Criminology Programs and the Future of the Discipline / Laura Huey

Part 2: Expanding the Criminological Focus

4 Corporate and White-Collar Crime: Reflections on the Study of Financial Wrongdoing in the Era of Neo-Liberalism / James W. Williams

5 Criminological Nightmares: A Canadian Criminology of Genocide / Andrew Woolford

6 Power and Resistance in Community-Based Sentencing / Diana Young

7 Stigma and Marginality: Gender Experiences of Families of Male Prisoners in Canada / Stacey Hannem

Part 3: Theory and Praxis

8 Reimagining a Feminist Criminology / Gillian Balfour

9 The Promise of Critical Realism: Toward a Post-Empiricist Criminology / George S. Rigakos and Jon Frauley

10 The Right to the City on Trial / Lisa Freeman

11 Anarcho-Abolition: A Challenge to Conservative and Liberal Criminology / Kevin Walby


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