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Miscarriages of Justice in Canada: Causes, Responses, Remedies
Miscarriages of Justice in Canada: Causes, Responses, Remedies
By Kathryn M. Campbell

In Miscarriages of Justice in Canada, Kathryn M. Campbell offers an extensive overview of wrongful convictions, bringing together current sociological, criminological, and legal research, as well as current case-law examples.

Available Jan 2018
The Charter Debates: The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The Charter Debates: The Special Joint Committee on the Constitution, 1980-81 and the Making of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
By Adam M. Dodek

Presenting key moments from the transcripts, carefully selected and contextualized, The Charter Debates is a one-of-a-kind resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the Charter and its impact on constitutional politics in Canada.

Available Jan 2018
The Wetiko Legal Principles: Cree and Anishinabek Responses to Violence and Victimization
The Wetiko Legal Principles: Cree and Anishinabek Responses to Violence and Victimization
By Hadley Friedland
Foreword by John Borrows

In The Wetiko Legal Principles, Hadley Friedland explores how the concept of a wetiko can be used to address the unspeakable happenings that endanger the lives of many Indigenous children.

Available Jan 2018
Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
Sovereignty's Entailments: First Nation State Formation in the Yukon
By Paul Nadasdy

Based on over five years of ethnographic research [carried out] in the southwest Yukon, Sovereignty’s Entailments is a close ethnographic analysis of everyday practices of state formation in a society whose members do not take for granted the cultural entailments of sovereignty.

Available Nov 2017
Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies, and Critique
Law and the Visual: Representations, Technologies, and Critique
Edited by Desmond Manderson

In Law and the Visual, leading legal theorists, art historians, and critics come together to present new work examining the intersection between legal and visual discourses.

Available Nov 2017
Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter
By Prashan Ranasinghe

Helter-Shelter is an ethnographic account of the manner in which an emergency shelter is governed on a daily basis, from the perspective of the personnel who are employed and tasked with providing care.

Available Nov 2017
Responding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance among Indigenous and Racialized Women
Responding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance among Indigenous and Racialized Women
By Julie Kaye

Responding to Human Trafficking provides a new framework for critical analyses of anti-trafficking and other rights-based and anti-violence interventions.

Available Sep 2017
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors: Canada at 150
By David E. Smith

In The Constitution in a Hall of Mirrors, David E. Smith presents a learned but accessible analysis of the interconnectedness of Canada’s parliamentary institutions.

Available Jul 2017
Bad Attitude(s) on Trial: Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision
Bad Attitude(s) on Trial: Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision
Shannon Bell, Brenda Cossman, Lise Gotell, and Becki L. Ross

Mainstream, or straight, pornography still flourishes, while those centering on gay and lesbian sex and s/m sex, are the focus of censorship. A critical analysis of pornography after the Supreme Court’s Butler (1992) decision.

Published May 2017
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
Just Words: Constitutional Rights and Social Wrongs
By Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan argues that the Canadian Charter of Rights (1982) has failed to promote social justice because it is administered by a conservative judiciary and because social and economic conditions constantly interfere with its principles.

Published May 2017