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Crime and deviance in Canada : historical perspectives

Author: Christopher Ray McCormick; Len Green
Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This reader brings together 24 of the best and most controversial readings on the history of crime, deviance, and criminal justice in Canada. This text is ideal for use in courses on introductory criminology, crime and deviance, or the Canadian criminal justice system, particularly those with an historical component."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Ray McCormick; Len Green
ISBN: 1551302748 9781551302744
OCLC Number: 60318862
Description: 386 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Administering justice without the State: study of the private justice system of the Hudson's Bay Company to 1800 / Russell Smandych and Rick Linden --
Criminal boundaries: the frontier and the contours of Upper Canadian Justice, 1792-1840 / David Murray --
The Mounties as vigilantes: perceptions of community and the transformation of law in the Yukon, 1885-1897 / Thomas Stone --
Discordant music: Charivaris and Whitecapping in nineteenth-century North America / Brian D. Palmer --
Railing, attling, and general rumour: gossip, gender, and church regulation in Upper Canada / Lynne Marks --
Homicide in Nova Scotia, 1749-1815 / Allyson N. May and Jim Phillips --
The shining sixpence: women's worth in Canadian law at the end of the Victoria era / Constance Backhouse --
Gender and criminal court outcomes: an historical analysis / Helen Boritch --
The voluntary delinquent: parents, daughters, and the Montreal juvenile delinquents' court in 1918 / Tamara Myers --
Governing mentalities: the deportation of"Insane" and "Feebleminded" immigrants out of British Columbia from Confederation to World War II / Robert Menzies --
Crime and the changing forms of class control: policing public order in "Toronto the good," 1859-1955 / Helen Boritch and John Hagan --
Spectacular justice: the circus on trial, and the trial as circus, Picton, 1903 / Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo --
"Gentlemen, this is not ordinary trial": sexual narratives in the trial of the Reverend Corbett, Red River, 1863 / Erica Smith --
The relocation phenomenon an dht eAfricville study / Donald H. Clairmont and Dennis william Magill --
Criminalizing the colonized: Ontario Native Women confront the criminal justice system, 1920-1960 / Joan Sangster --
Creating "Slaves of Satan" or "New Canadians"? The law, education, and the socialization of Doukhobor children, 1911-1935 / John McLaren --
Moral reform in English Canada, 1885-1925: Introduction / Mariana Valverde --
Defining sexual promiscuity: "race," gender, and class in the operation of Ontario's female refugees act, 1930-60 / Joan Sangster --
"Horrible temptations": Sex, men, and working-class male youth in urban Ontario, 1890-1935 / steven Maynard --
Mother knows best: the developmnt of separate institutions for women / Kelly Hannah-Moffat --
"Character weaknesses" and "Fruit machines": towards an analysis of the anti-homosexual security campaign in the Canadian Civil Service, 1959-1964 / Gary Kinsman --
Chasing the social evil: moral fervour and the evolution of Canada's prostitution laws, 1867-1917 / John P.S. McLaren --
The first century: the history of non-medical opiate use and control policies in Canada, 1870-1970 / Robert R. Solomon and Melvyn Green --
Regeneration rejected: policing Canada's war on liquor, 1890-1930 / Greg Marquis.
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