Violence in Canada: Sociopolitical Perspectives

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Jeffrey Ian Ross
Transaction Publishers - 362 pages

Many people consider Canada, particularly in comparison to its southern cousin, as a "peaceable kingdom." However, as the historical record demonstrates, Canadians have never been a thoroughly non-violent people. Violence in Canada highlights from an interdisciplinary perspective the major areas and contexts where violence takes place. Consisting of thirteen contributions, the book forms an indispensable guide to the subject. All of the authors are experts in their field, many with international reputations, and are drawn from the fields of sociology, political science, history, and criminology. The foreword by Ted Robert Gurr, author of Violence in America, is followed by an historical analysis of violence on the Canadian western frontier. Other scholars describe contemporary violence: by and against indigenous peoples, women, children, and the elderly; in labor-related disputes; homicide; police and prison violence; terrorism; and discuss government responses and policy implications. Each chapter specifically addresses the sociological and political dimensions of violence. The authors make ample use of statistics and empirical research. Jeffrey Ian Ross's introduction outlines the sociopolitical dynamics of violence, and his summary chapter offers directions for future research. When the book was first published in 1995 it was widely praised by scholarly journals and has since become a standard text in the study of violence and modern Canadian cultural studies. The book is all the more valuable as its new introduction places its findings in the context of research that has been produced since the original publication. Violence in Canada will be of interest to sociologists, criminologists, and political scientists. Jeffrey Ian Ross is an associate professor in the Division of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Policy and fellow with the Center for Comparative and International Law, University of Baltimore. His work has appeared in many academic journals and chapters in academic texts, as well as articles in popular magazines in Canada and the United States. He is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of eight books. Ted Robert Gurr is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. Among his books are Why Men Rebel and Violence in America.

 

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Needs more information on provinces, rather then some random peoples names. It has a little to much of the non important information then the important stuff.

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Contents

VIOLENCE ON THE WESTERN CANADIAN FRONTIER A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
11
ON VIOLENCE AND HEALING ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCES 19601993
41
WORKER INSURGENCY AND SOCIAL CONTROL VIOLENCE BY AND AGAINST LABOUR IN CANADA
79
INTIMATE MALE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN CANADA
98
VIOLENCE BY AND AGAINST CHILDREN IN CANADA
127
VIOLENCE AND THE ELDERLY
154
HOMICIDE IN CANADA
187
VIOLENCE BY MUNICIPAL POLICE IN CANADA 19771992
224
A SOCIOPOLITICAL APPROACH TO THE REPRODUCTION OF VIOLENCE IN CANADIAN PRISONS
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TERRORISM IN CANADA 19601992
285
THE RESPONSES OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS TO VIOLENCE
314
CONCLUSION SUMMARY AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
345
INDEX
357
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Page xxix - Trends in youth crime: Some evidence pointing to increases in the severity and volume of violence on the part of young people.
Page xxvii - Making an unsafe learning environment safer: Some progressive policy proposals to curb woman abuse in university/college dating relationships. In C. Stark-Adamec (Ed.), Violence: A collective responsibility (pp. 71-94). Ottawa: Social Science Federation of Canada. DeKeseredy, W (1996c). Woman abuse in Canadian university and college dating relationships: The contribution of physical, sexual, and psychological victimization in elementary and high-school courtship.

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