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Criminalization, Representation, Regulation: Thinking Differently About Crime

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ISBN13: 9781442607101
Published: September 2014
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Country of Publication: Canada
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

What is a crime and how do we construct it? The answers to these questions are complex and entangled in a web of power relations that require us to think differently about processes of criminalization and regulation. This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to analyze and critique how crime is understood, reproduced, and challenged. It explores the dynamic interplay between practices of representation, processes of criminalization, and the ways that these circulate to both reflect and constitute crime and "justice."

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Criminal Law, Jurisprudence
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Introduction: Thinking Differently About Crime

Part I: Thinking Differently About Crime
1. Michel Foucault: Theories and "Method" (Carmela Murdocca)
2. History Matters (Amanda Glasbeek)
3. The Politics of Representation (Ummni Khan)
4. The Politics of Counting Crime (Michael S. Mopas)

Part II: Intersections
5. Racialization, Criminalization, Representation (Carmela Murdocca)
6. Gendering Crime: Men and Masculinities (Ruthann Lee)
7. Women Gone Bad? Women, Criminalization, and Representation (Amanda Glasbeek) 8. Sexual Regulation: Sexing Governmentality
Governing Sex (Deborah Brock)
9. Crime and Social Classes: Regulating and Representing Public Disorder (Marie-Eve Sylvestre)

Part III: Emerging Issues in Canada and Beyond: Connecting the Global to the Local
10. Profiles and Profiling Technology: Stereotypes, Surveillance and Governmentality (Martin A. French and Simone A. Browne)
11. Wanted by the Canada Border Services Agency (Anna Pratt)
12. In the Name of Human Rights: Governing and Representing Non-Western Lives Post-9/11 (Marcia Oliver)
13. Where Are All the Corporate Criminals? Understanding Struggles to Criminalize Corporate Harm and Wrongdoing (Steven Bittle)
14. Social Movements and Critical Resistance: Policing Colonial Capitalist Order (Tia Dafnos) Conclusion: Representation, Regulation, and Resistance Glossary Contributors Index