Canadian Crime Control in the New Millennium: The Influence of Neo-conservative U.S. Policies and Practices

DeKeseredy, W (2009) Canadian Crime Control in the New Millennium: The Influence of Neo-conservative U.S. Policies and Practices. Police Practice and Research, 10, pp. 305-316.

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Abstract

An important issue facing Canadians today is crime control and prevention. Research done in the late 1980s and early 1990s by three sociologists shows that Canadian federal criminal justice policies and practices adopted by the Mulroney government from 1984 to 1990 were inconsistent with US ‘law and order’ models in place at that time. However, since the mid‐1990s, Canadian federal and provincial governments have mimicked some US authoritarian and gender‐blind means of curbing crime. The main objective of this paper is to provide some key examples of criminal justice policy transfer from the USA in Canada. At first glance, Canada may appear to be a ‘kinder, gentler nation,’ but not to the extent assumed by many, if not most, outside observers.

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ID Code: 51765
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1080/15614260802586301
ISSN: 1561-4263
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2012 06:10
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 02:04

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