Crime, justice, and inequality : Oh Canada, where art thou?

DeKeseredy, Walter S. (2013) Crime, justice, and inequality : Oh Canada, where art thou? International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 2(3), pp. 15-26.

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Since Canada’s colonial beginnings, it has become increasingly riddled with classism, racism,sexism, and other damaging outcomes of structured social inequality. In 2006, however,many types of social injustice were turbo‐charged under the federal leadership of the Harper government. For example, a recent southern Ontario study shows that less than half of working people between the ages of 25 and 65 have full‐time jobs with benefits. The main objective of this paper is to critique the dominant Canadian political economic order and the pain and suffering it has caused for millions of people. Informed by left realism and other progressive ways of knowing, I also suggest some ways of turning the tide.

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ID Code: 68037
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Canada, neoliberalism, corporatization, penal state, left realism
ISSN: 2202-8005
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminological Theories (160204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 05 Mar 2014 00:24
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2014 00:53

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