Debates in Canadian Criminology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Ronald Hinch  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
December 2002
ISBN13
9780130897770
ISBN
0130897779
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Description

Appropriate for university Criminal Justice courses where instructors find the existing texts too basic or prescriptive, and prefer a debate-oriented approach that generates more student discussion in seminars. Also appropriate for university colleges who might also prefer this approach as a change from more traditional ways of presenting the material.

Debates in Canadian Criminology looks at ten key criminal justice questions, and presents “for-and-against” papers dealing with each question. Each chapter is prefaced with a 700-1,000 word introduction putting the debate in context, and followed by a summary and a list of references for further reading. The papers are drawn from both academic and journalistic sources, with an eye to their accessibility for first-year students.

Features

  • Debate-oriented approach generates more student discussion in seminars
  • 10 key Criminal Justice questions examined via “for” and <169<against” papers
  • Mix of scholarly and journalistic sources increases accessibility without sacrificing academic quality
  • Chapter introductions put debates in context
  • Summaries close each chapter and include a list of further readings
  • Suitable for universities and university colleges

Table of Contents

I. ISSUES IN DATA COLLECTION.

Debate 1. “Should the Race of the Offender Be Recorded in Canadian Crime Data?”
Debate 2. “Does Use of a Board Definition of Spousal Abuse Trivialize Serious Spousal Abuse?”

II. DEBATING CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR.

Debate 3. “Are Criminals Marxist Revolutionaries?”
Debate 4. “Are Young Offenders Becoming More Violent?”
Debate 5. “Are the Rates of Spousal Violence Equal for Men and Women?”
Debate 6. “Does the Lack of Self-Control and Social Control Explain Criminal Behaviour?”

III. DEBATES IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.

Debate 7. “Can Boot Camps Provide Effective Treatment for Young Offenders?”
Debate 8. “Does Gun Control Reduce Violent Death Rates?”
Debate 9. “Can Restorative Justice Programs Solve the Problem of Over Representation of Native People in Canadian Jails?”
Debate 10. “Are Prison Education Programs Intended to Meet the Needs of Inmates?”
Index.