The Canadian Criminal Justice System
An Issue Approach to the Administration of Justice
By Nick Larsen
The administration of justice is an area of social policy that defies attempts to achieve a balance between order and the protection of the public and respect for individual rights. The media contain daily accounts of the failure of the criminal justice system to repress crime. It is within this social and legal context that this work is situated.
In addition to including a range of articles in the standard areas of policing, courts, and corrections, recent articles deal with such controversial issues as aboriginal justice, the recruitment of visible minorities by Canadian police forces, and the role of women in the Canadian criminal justice system. The collection concludes with a critical assessment of the retributive model that currently serves as the philosophical underpinnings of the Canadian criminal justice system.
“Larsen has edited a very lively collection of recent articles on the Canadian criminal justice system. The book deals with many of the most pertinent issues in the areas of policing, courts, young people and the law and aboriginal justice.”— Professor Rick Linden, University of Manitoba.