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NCJ Number: 155308 Find in a Library
Title: Canadian Criminal Justice System: An Issues Approach to the Administration of Justice
Editor(s): N Larsen
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 572
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Scholars Press
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V6, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55130-046-X
Sale Source: Canadian Scholars Press
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This collection of edited articles is designed to provide students of criminal justice with an updated discussion of many of the issues affecting the current operation of the Canadian criminal justice system.
Abstract: The book takes a social systems approach to the study of criminal justice; this approach is based on the four assumptions that social systems are open, are interdependent, have formal and informal goals, and have conflicting goals. The articles included here were selected around five main themes: the lack of coordination in the Canadian criminal justice system, the overly lenient sentences handed down by courts, the recruitment of women and minorities by the criminal justice system and their experiences once employed, the involvement of youthful offenders in the juvenile justice system, and Aboriginal justice. Additional articles cover police burnout, AIDS in correctional facilities, plea bargaining, and the right to legal representation. Two articles deal with the future of criminal justice in Canada. Chapter references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign courts; Foreign criminal justice systems; Foreign police
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