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A better justice? : community programs for criminalized women

Author: Amanda Nelund
Publisher: Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2020]
Series: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people in Canada. While feminist criminologists advocate for community alternatives to imprisonment they often do so without offering a corresponding analysis of existing community programs. And critical criminologists rarely consider gender in their assessment of the options. A Better Justice? brings these criminological strands together in a concise and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nelund, Amanda, 1985-
Better justice?
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2020
(OCoLC)1145107820
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Nelund
ISBN: 0774863641 9780774863650 077486365X 9780774863667 0774863668 9780774863643
OCLC Number: 1163975271
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 210 pages).
Contents: Alternative Work: Examining the Justice, Social, and Culture Work Offered by the Agencies --
Alternative Subjects: Construction of the Criminalized Woman by Alternate Program Staff --
Alternative Mentalities: Framing Alternative Justice through Neoliberal and Ethic of Care Mentalities --
Alternative Justice? Resisting Criminal Justice Mentalities and Practices.
Series Title: Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Responsibility: Amanda Nelund.
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"Women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people in Canada. While feminist criminologists advocate for community alternatives to imprisonment they often do so without offering a corresponding analysis of existing community programs. And critical criminologists rarely consider gender in their assessment of the options. A Better Justice? brings these criminological strands together in a concise and carefully reasoned analysis of alternative justice programs for criminalized women. Using Winnipeg as a test case, Amanda Nelund draws on staff interviews and agency and program documents to reveal the complexity that underlies the governance of criminalized women. She finds that alternative programs neither fully reproduce dominant justice system norms nor provide the complete alternatives called for by feminist criminologists. Instead, formal and informal practices and governing mentalities reflect a tension between neoliberal and social justice approaches. A Better Justice? calls attention to the potential that alternative programs have for both alignment with and opposition to current criminal justice norms. It is in the potential points of resistance that we can find improved strategies for the treatment of criminalized women in Canada--and ultimately, greater social justice for them."--

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