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Entryways to Criminal Justice

Accusation and Criminalization in Canada

How do societies decide whom to criminalize? What does it mean to accuse someone of being an offender? Entryways to Criminal Justice analyzes the thresholds that distinguish law-abiding individuals from those who may be criminalized. Contributors to the volume adopt social, historical, cultural, and political perspectives to explore the accusatory process that place persons in contact with the law. Emphasizing the gateways to criminal justice, truth-telling, and overcriminalization, the authors provide important insights into often overlooked practices that admit persons to criminal justice. It is essential reading for scholars, students, and policy makers in the fields of socio-legal studies, sociology, criminology, law and society, and post/colonial studies.

Contributors: Dale A. Ballucci, Martin A. French, Aaron Henry, Bryan R. Hogeveen, Dawn Moore, George Pavlich, Marcus A. Sibley, Rashmee Singh, Amy Swiffen, Matthew P. Unger, Elise Wohlbold, Andrew Woolford

About the Authors

George Pavlich is Canada Research Chair in Social Theory, Culture, and Law, and Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Alberta. Matthew P. Unger is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.


"We cannot hope to reckon with the inequalities of race, class, and gender that the justice system ramifies without thinking about how the process gets started in the first place. This timely, original, and innovative book will spur ongoing conversations, projects, and work in the field."—Ben Golder, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales


9781772123364 : entryways-to-criminal-justice-pavlich-unger-ballucci
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240 Pages
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