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Criminal Justice in Canada, 8th Edition

By Goff
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ISBN-10: 0176796045
ISBN-13: 9780176796044
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 8th

Criminal Justice in Canada, Eighth Edition provides students with a comprehensive overview of the criminal justice system and identifies significant issues, crime control policies, and Supreme Court decisions that have and will continue to have a significant impact on our criminal justice system. As with previous editions, the eighth edition has been revised and updated to reflect the changes and rulings that have impacted Canada’s criminal justice system, such as the landmark rulings on physician-assisted suicide and on trial delays. As well, the eighth edition addresses critical and current issues, including Indigenous offenders and the criminal justice system, the use of solitary confinement in corrections, and racial profiling by police. With Criminal Justice in Canada, Eighth Edition, students will gain a better understanding of these and other issues affecting Canada’s criminal justice system.


  • *NEW* In- text features to help students better understand the content. These include boxes, such as: "Summing Up and Looking Forward", "Criminal Justice Focus", "Criminal Justice Insight", "Critical Issues in Canadian Criminal Justice", and "Investigating "
  • *NEW* New online chapter: Chapter 14 Contemporary Issues in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • *NEW* Updated crime statistics and data
  • *NEW* New feature box questions to help generate discussion and critical thinking
  • *NEW* Revamped end-of-chapter summary section to better aid student review and comprehension

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • New to the Eighth Edition
  • Instructor Resources
  • Acknowledgments
  • About the Authors
  • Chapter 1: An Overview of The Criminal Justice System in Canada
  • Chapter 2: Criminal Law and Criminal Justice in Canada
  • Chapter 3: Control Philosophy and Criminal Justice Policy
  • Chapter 4: Crime Rates, Crime Trends, and Criminal Victimization in Canada
  • Chapter 5: The Context of Policing
  • Chapter 6: The Practice of Policing
  • Chapter 7: The Police and the Law
  • Chapter 8: Pretrial Criminal Procedure
  • Chapter 9: The Courts and Criminal Trial Procedure
  • Chapter 10: Sentences and Dispositions
  • Chapter 11: Offenders Supervised in the Community: Alternative Sanctions and Conditional Release Programs
  • Chapter 12: Corrections in Canada: History, Facilities, and Populations
  • Chapter 13: Community Reintegration
  • Chapter 14: Contemporary Issues in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
  • Glossary
  • Index

Author Information

Colin Goff

Colin Goff received his M.A. in sociology from the University of Calgary and his Ph.D. from the University of California (Irvine). He has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton), and the University of Winnipeg. At the University of Winnipeg, he was Chair of Sociology and won the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. His areas of research include all aspects of the criminal justice system as well as corporate and white-collar crime, the history of criminology, and Indigenous justice. In addition to Criminal Justice in Canada, he has published Corporate Crime in Canada (with C. Reasons) and Corrections in Canada. He has also published numerous articles on the work of Edwin H. Sutherland (many with Gilbert Geis), on the development of criminology as a discipline in the early twentieth century, and on corporate crime in Canada. He is currently studying life course criminology and the sentencing of white-collar criminals in Canada, as well as the development of the discipline of criminology in the United States during the early twentieth century. With the assistance of Gilbert Geis, he has published manuscripts on Edwin H. Sutherland, Thorsten Sellin, and the Michael-Adler Report.