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Hybridity in the Canadian craft of criminology.

Braithwaite, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (2014) Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 56(4): 399-416.

Canada is a distinctive and rich contributor to criminological thought. As in
many things, it benefits both from its proximity to powerhouses of the
discipline in the United States and from distancing itself from them. Distancing
is needed because criminology is enmeshed within a pathological disciplinary
structure of social science research invented in the United States and
Europe. Canada embraces more hybridity than most national criminologies,
though it still falls short in its openness to insights from the South and East of
the globe. An important part of the hybridity it does embrace in greater
measure than other western societies is wisdom from its Indigenous peoples.
Restorative justice, private policing, corporate crime, and crime-war are used
to illustrate strengths of Canadian hybridity. These are Canadian conversations
in which Carol LaPrairie engaged evocatively. (excerpt)


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