Honouring Social Justice

Edited by Margaret E. Beare

© 2008

Honouring Social Justice brings together a diverse group of leading legal scholars, criminologists, and sociologists to study numerous contemporary social justice issues. In doing so, the contributors to this collection present a thorough and multifaceted portrait of recent successes and challenges of the criminal justice systems in Canada and elsewhere.

Examining a broad range of vital contemporary social, judicial, and political issues, the essays in this volume pursue topics such as the targeting of marginalized groups, wrongful convictions, gender-based bias in law, government accountability, and inequalities in the application of the law to ethnic and socio-economic groups. These essays provide an illuminating introduction to the background of important social causes, and describe dedicated examples of how to effectively champion calls for social justice.

Written to honour the life and work of the late Dianne Martin, a renowned scholar, lawyer, and social activist, Honouring Social Justice is an engaging and inspired series of accounts on how to improve society by leading experts from across the country.

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These essays provide an illuminating introduction to the background of important social causes, and describe dedicated examples of how to effectively champion calls for social justice.

Honouring Social Justice

Edited by Margaret E. Beare

© 2008

Honouring Social Justice brings together a diverse group of leading legal scholars, criminologists, and sociologists to study numerous contemporary social justice issues. In doing so, the contributors to this collection present a thorough and multifaceted portrait of recent successes and challenges of the criminal justice systems in Canada and elsewhere.

Examining a broad range of vital contemporary social, judicial, and political issues, the essays in this volume pursue topics such as the targeting of marginalized groups, wrongful convictions, gender-based bias in law, government accountability, and inequalities in the application of the law to ethnic and socio-economic groups. These essays provide an illuminating introduction to the background of important social causes, and describe dedicated examples of how to effectively champion calls for social justice.

Written to honour the life and work of the late Dianne Martin, a renowned scholar, lawyer, and social activist, Honouring Social Justice is an engaging and inspired series of accounts on how to improve society by leading experts from across the country.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.2in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    Honouring Social Justice is an eloquent and moving tribute to Dianne Martin- an activist, scholar, and teacher whose life was dedicated to social justice. This book exposes and explores many failures, shortcomings and travesties of the criminal justice system. There is a lot in this book- information, critique, analysis, tribute, and a sense of community. This is exactly what a tribute collection should do – well done Margaret Beare.”
    Diana Marjury
    Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, vol 21:02:09
  • Author Information

    Margaret E. Beare is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

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