Crime and Deviance in Canada
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.
“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.”