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Diversity, Justice, and Community
The Canadian Context
Edited by Beverly-Jean M. Daniel
Print ISBN: 9781551309156
This groundbreaking resource will introduce readers to community justice, a growing field dedicated to mobilizing communities as active partners in crime control. Providing a solid foundation in the relevant theoretical approaches, frameworks, and terminology, contributors highlight the barriers and injustices diverse populations face when interacting with Canada’s criminal justice system.
Beverly-Jean Daniel’s anthology investigates the specific experiences of differently located groups, including Indigenous women and girls, LGBTQ people, Somali youth, and others, working towards possible solutions to issues of justice and equity at both the community and institutional level.
Table of Contents
Section I: Theories of Justice and Community Justice
Chapter 1: Critical Discussion of Terms
Chapter 2: Explorations of Justice and Injustice: A Canadian Perspective
Beverly-Jean Daniel and Greg McElligott
Chapter 3: Upgrading Fear: The Politics of Prisons in Canada
Chapter 4: Religion and Rehabilitation
Section II Community Injustices: Experiences of Justice among Canada’s Diverse Populations
Chapter 5: Troubling and Disrupting the “Cradle to Prison Pipeline”: The Experience of Black Youth in Ontario
Chapter 6: Decolonizing the Response to Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls through Community Justice
Chapter 7: Dead and Gone: The Crisis of the Justice System’s Non-Response to the Deaths of Canadian Youth of Somali Descent
Chapter 8: South Asian Youth and the Justice System
Beverly-Jean Daniel and Sabra Desai
Chapter 9: Experiences of Familial Racism as a Precursor to Gang Involvement
Mark Totten, Emily Stroebel, and Mia Hershkowitz
Chapter 10: LGBTQ Issues in Policing and Prisons: Understanding Gender/Sexuality as it Intersects with the Justice System
Section III Building Communities of Justice: Working Toward a Solution
Chapter 11: Gendering Justice: Exploring Community Based Options for Women and Girls,
Chapter 12: Building Healthy Communities and Reducing Crime: Communities of Practice
“Diversity, Justice, and Community pulls no punches as it lays bare the reality that oppression, marginalization, and injustice relating to race, gender, and sexual minorities are not confined to history. Thoughtfully written, and drawing on Canadian examples, this book is a useful resource for educators, students, practitioners, and their allies as they work towards a more just and equitable society.”
— Michael Brandt, Criminology Professor, Northwest Community College
“This text gives students concise yet comprehensive coverage of significant issues in the area of diversity and justice in Canada. This should be a must-read text for all students in the justice field.”
— Eva Silden, Chair of Criminal Justice, Camosun College
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