Criminalization, Representation, Regulation: Thinking Differently about Crime

University of Toronto Press
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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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About the author

Deborah Brock is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University. She is the author of Making Work, Making Trouble: The Social Regulation of Sexual Labour, Second Edition (2009), co-editor of Power and Everyday Practices (2012), and editor of Making Normal: Social Regulation in Canada (2003).

Amanda Glasbeek is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Science at York University. Her books include Feminized Justice: The Toronto Women's Court, 1913-34 (2009) and Moral Regulation and Governance in Canada: History, Context, and Critical Issues (2006).

Carmela Murdocca is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at York University and a member of York's graduate programs in Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies, and Social and Political Thought. She is the author of To Right Historical Wrongs: Race, Gender, and Sentencing in Canada (2013).

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University of Toronto Press
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Published on
Sep 30, 2014
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Law / Criminal Law / General
Political Science / Human Rights
Social Science / Criminology
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