Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada, 2nd Ed.


Thinking About Criminal Justice in Canada, 2nd Edition is a teaching textbook that features a case study approach in its comprehensive examination of Canada’s criminal justice system. Each section begins with an in-depth review of an important case in Canadian criminal justice.

Newly redesigned and made more concise, this second edition also features a number of teaching tools in each chapter, including in-class exercises, critical thinking questions, mini case studies, and small group discussion guides. This combination of in-text resources and streamlined coverage of the criminal justice system makes this a must-have text for anyone studying criminal justice.


  • Increased coverage of Aboriginal issues, policing, forensics, alternative sentencing procedures and restorative justice, and criminal liability
  • NEW, more concise structure to better align with one semester courses
  • All NEW case studies covering new and relevant topics such as community-based policing, solitary confinement, sentencing, and the Ashley Smith inquest
  • Improved teaching tools, including answer guides for in-class exercises
  • NEW full colour design
  • NEW Career Profiles in Criminal Justice interviews give students insights into various career paths
  • Updated statistics, references, and legislation throughout
  • Expert contributors from across Canada: Stephen Schneider, Leanne Fitch, Kouri Keenan, Gail Anderson, Ron Roesch, D. Scharie Tavcer, Claire Goggin, Tom Deakin, Graham Stewart, Jane Barker, Rebecca Bromwich


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