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Crime in Canadian Context

Debates and Controversies

by (author) William O'Grady

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2022
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195433784
    Publish Date
    Feb 2011
    List Price
    $72.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199025985
    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
    List Price
    $79.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199039838
    Publish Date
    Jan 2022
    List Price
    $75.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199005086
    Publish Date
    Jan 2014
    List Price
    $67.95

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Taking a concise, critical approach, the fifth edition of Crime in Canadian Context: Debates and Controversies draws on up-to-date statistics and research, controversial issues, and contemporary examples to provide a detailed introduction to crime in Canada. Theoretically comprehensive, this new edition outlines both sociological and non-sociological theories of crime and examines how crime is defined, measured, reported, and controlled in Canada. As a readable, single-authored text, Crime in Canadian Context covers compelling topics - such as hate crimes, police misconduct, violence against women and Indigenous peoples, overrepresentation in the criminal justice system, gangs, corporate crime, and harm reduction initiatives - with a consistent, clear voice. Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter reinforce key concepts, while coverage of current debates and controversies encourage students to consider real-world issues and participate in well-informed discussions. Praised for being a well-researched and accessible guide, Crime in Canadian Context offers a balanced overview of the essential concepts and skills required to excel in the study of crime.

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Contributor Notes

William O'Grady is a professor and sociology graduate programs coordinator in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Guelph.

Editorial Reviews

"Possibly the best Canadian introduction to criminology textbook on the Canadian market." -Andreas Tomaszewski, Mount Roya University

"It's a great fit for introductory criminology and sociology of crime courses. It is comprehensive, informative, and readable, and students really like it." -Rebecca Bird, Marianopolis College

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