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 crimilogy programs continue to expand. Given this context, what does the future hold for criminal justice and crimilogy in the twenty-first century? To answer this question, this book presents the work of a new generation of researchers and thinkers in critical crimilogy. The authors examine the place of crimilogy in English and French Canada, the politics and ethics of criminal justice and crimilogy in a conservative climate, and the role of professors in ever-expanding crimilogy programs. Breaking away from mainstream crimilogy and popular law-and-order discourses, the authors offer a spectrum of approaches to crimilogical theory -- from work influenced by Michel Foucault to feminist crimilogy, from critical realism to anarchism -- and they propose vel approaches to topics such as activism, gecide, white-collar crime, and the effects of prison sentences on families. By posing crucial questions for a new generation and attempting to define what crimilogy should be, Critical Crimilogy in Canada: New Voices, New Directions will shape debates about policing, crime, and punishment for years to come.
Aaron Doyle is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Dawn Moore is an associate professor in the Department of Law at Carleton University. Contributors: Gillian Balfour, Benoit Dupont, Jon Frauley, Lisa Freeman, Stacey Hannem, Bryan Hogeveen, Laura Huey, George Rigakos, Kevin Walby, James W. Williams, Andrew Woolford, Diana Young