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Pursuing Justice Second Edition

Pursuing justice is daunting. It plays out in a variety of contexts — like the environment, employment, the criminal justice system — and raises tough issues like racism, gender discrimination and poverty. But ultimately the aim of studying justice is to achieve it.

This book is about justice in Canada: its definition, its boundaries, its contradictions and its nuances. It is also about the mechanisms and practices that enable the pursuit of justice. It problematizes the notion of justice while defining and pursuing the illusive notion of justice in Canadian society.

This second edition features updated content from the popular first edition as well as new content about social justice and racism, the experiences of racialized persons with police, settler colonialism and issues of justice for gender and sexual minorities — all from a Canadian perspective. Additionally, each chapter contains objectives of the chapter, case studies and discussion questions.

Margot A. Hurlbert

Margot A. Hurlbert is an associate professor jointly appointed to the Department of Justice Studies and the Department of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina.

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Objectives Studying Justice Rules for the Study of Justice The Interdisciplinary Nature of the Study of Justice Multiple and Changing Definitions of Justice So How Does the Law Fit into the Study … 26 $2.60

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OBJECTIVES Social Problems Theoretical Perspectives on Social Problems Classic Theories of Society and Justice Structural Functionalism Conflict Theory Symbolic Interactionism Recent Theories of … 35 $3.50

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OBJECTIVES What’s Justice Got to Do with Economics? Social Insurance, Social Entitlements and Social Assistance The State and Redistributive Justice How Should We Define … 34 $3.40

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OBJECTIVES Racial Inequality in Canada and Its Relation to Surveillance, Criminalization and Employment Imagining “White” Canada Racializing Canada The Limits to Official … ; ; 25 $2.50

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OBJECTIVES Introduction to Indigenous Law Roots A Logical Starting Point Minimal Content The Wetiko Example Repression and Resiliance Repression on a Massive Scale Resilience and Perserverance … ; 31 $3.10

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OBJECTIVES Who Are Criminalized and Imprisoned Women What’s Law Got to Do With IT? Retributive Justice and the Women of Legal Discourse Feminist-Inspired Law Reforms The Practice of Law as … 28 $2.80

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OBJECTIVES Policing and the Right to Use Force Racialized Policing Settler Colonialism Freezing Deaths and the Stonechild Inquiry Telling and Retelling the Tale Justice Cannot be Done in Settler … 19 $1.90

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OBJECTIVES Same-Sex Rights in Canada Transgender Canada Two-Spirit Justice Sexual Health/Healthy Sexuality Global Sexual Justice Queering Christianity Sexual Justice in the Secular World Justice … 38 $3.80

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OBJECTIVES Cognizing the Environment, Earth and Huymanity Law and Environmental Justice Legal Environmental Justice Early Environmental Justice Movements Ecological Justice: The Earth Commons … 23 $2.30

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OBJECTIVES Law as a Social System Structure of the Court System Provincial Courts Federal Courts Criminal Law vis-á-vis Civil Law Components of Criminal Cases Perspective The Sources of Law … 37 $3.70

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OBJECTIVES Situating Human Rights Human Rights and Central Principles A Brief History of Human Rights The United Nations U.N. Processes: Monitoring, Measurement, Compliance Rights of Indigenous … 29 $2.90

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OBJECTIVES What is Equality? Formal versus Substantive Equality Interpretations Indigenous Interpretations of Equality Constitutional Equality in Canada Does Equality Include Economic and Social … 36 $3.60

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OBJECTIVES Defining Crime Measuring Crime Correlate of Crime Race and Ethnicity Drug and Alcohol Use Past Victimization and Trauma Goals of the Criminal Justice System Parts of the Criminal … ; ; 40 $4.00

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OBJECTIVES Conflict Conflict and the Professional Class Defining Restorative Justice The Basics of Restorative Justice Practice Adversarial versus Collaborative Problem Solving Values Elements of … ; ; 38 $3.80

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