Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2005 crime and deviance in canada cvr
386 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
June 2005
Print ISBN: 9781551302744
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Overview

This unique and timely reader brings together twenty-four of the very 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 justice system, particularly those with an historical component.

The theme of power relations is a very strong, unifying element—that is, relations of gender, social class, ethnicity, and age. Through such topics as prostitution, prohibition, youth courts, and the regulation of sexuality, we can trace these relations of power and how they link to the definition of crime in society.


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Table of Contents

PART I: DEVELOPING ISSUES IN CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Chapter 1: Administering Justice without the State: A Study of the Private Justice System of the Hudson's Bay Company to 1800
Russel Smandych and Rick Linden

Chapter 2: Criminal Boundaries: The Frontier and the Contours of Upper Canadian Justice, 1792-1840
David Murray

Chapter 3: The Mounties as Vigilantes: Perceptions of Community and the Transformation of Law in the Yukon, 1885-1897
Thomas Stone

Chapter 4: Discordant Music: Charivaris and Whitecapping in Nineteenth-Century North America
Brian D. Palmer

Chapter 5: Railing, Tattling, and General Rumour: Gossip, Gender, and Church Regulation in Upper Canada
Lynne Marks

PART II: A WORKING CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Chapter 6: Homicide in Nova Scotia, 1749-1815
Allyson N. May and Jim Phillips

Chapter 7: The Shining Sixpence: Women's Worth in Canadian Law at the End of the Victoria Era
Constance Backhouse

Chapter 8: Gender and Criminal Court Outcomes: An Historical Analysis
Helen Boritch

Chapter 9: The Voluntary Delinquent: Parents, Daughters, and the Montreal Juvenile Delinquents' Court in 1918
Tamara Myers

Chapter 10: Governing Mentalities: The Deportation of "Insane" and "Feebleminded" Immigrants out of British Columbia from Confederation to World War II
Robert Menzies

Chapter 11: Crime and the Changing Forms of Class Control: Policing Public Order in "Toronto the Good," 1859-1955
Helen Boritch and John Hagan

PART III: POLICING ETHNICITY

Chapter 12: Spectacular Justice: The Circus on Trial, and the Trial as Circus, Picton, 1903
Carolyn Strange and Tina Loo

Chapter 13: "Gentlemen, This Is No Ordinary Trial": Sexual Narratives in the Trial of the Reverend Corbett, Red River, 1863
Erica Smith

Chapter 14: The Relocation Phenomenon and the Africville Study
Donald H. Clairmont and William Magill

Chapter 15: Criminalizing the Colonized: Ontario Native Women Confront the Criminal Justice System, 1920-1960
Joan Sangster

Chapter 16: Creating "Slaves of Satan" or "New Canadians"? The Law, Education, and the Socialization of Doukhobor Children, 1911-1935
John McLaren

PART IV: REGULATING GENDER AND SEXUALITY

Chapter 17: Moral Reform in English Canada, 1885-1925: Introduction
Mariana Valverde

Chapter 18: Defining Sexual Promiscuity: "Race," Gender, and Class in the Operation of Ontario's Female Refugees Act, 1930-1960
Joan Sangster

Chapter 19: "Horrible Temptations": Sex, Men, and Working-Class Male Youth in Urban Ontario, 1890-1935
Steven Maynard

Chapter 20: Mother Knows Best: The Development of Separate Institutions for Women
Kelly Hannah-Moffat

Chapter 21: "Character Weaknesses" and "Fruit Machines": Towards an Analysis of the Anti-Homosexual Security Campaign in the Canadian Civil Service, 1959-1964
Gary Kinsman

PART V: MORAL REGULATION OF PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR

Chapter 22: Chasing the Social Evil: Moral Fervour and the Evolution of Canada's Prostitution Laws, 1867-1917
John P.S. McLaren

Chapter 23: The First Century: The History of Non-Medical Opiate Use and Control Policies in Canada,  1870-1970
Robert R. Solomon and Melvyn Green

Chapter 24: Regeneration Rejected: Policing Canada's War on Liquor, 1890-1930
Greg Marquis

Chris McCormick

Chris McCormick is Chair of the Criminology Department at St. Thomas University. He is an author and editor of books on crime and the media and corporate crime. As a newspaper columnist, he writes extensively on crime and criminal justice issues.


Len Green

Len Green is Lecturer in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at St. Thomas University. He has a Masters in Criminology from the University of Toronto.


Reviews

"This collection includes the most current issues in the history of crime and deviance in Canada. The scope of this book goes beyond traditional studies of the history of crime to include important aspects of deviance, moral regulation and relations of power in Canadian society. It challenges students to consider the historical relationships between criminal justice practices and gender, sexuality, class, and race inequities in Canadian society."
—  Paula Maurutto, University of Toronto

"This collection includes the most current issues in the history of crime and deviance in Canada. The scope of this book goes beyond traditional studies of the history of crime to include important aspects of deviance, moral regulation and relations of power in Canadian society. It challenges students to consider the historical relationships between criminal justice practices and gender, sexuality, class, and race inequities in Canadian society."

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