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Aboriginal Justice and the Charter : realizing a culturally sensitive interpretation of legal rights by : David Milward How can Aboriginal justice be practically implemented in ways that go beyond sentencing initiatives and parallels to restorative justice? Aboriginal Justice and the Charter explores the tension between Aboriginal justice methods and the Canadian Charter of Rights […]

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Exploring the Mandatory Life Sentence for Murder by: Barry Mitchell and Julian V Roberts Murder is often regarded as both the ‘ultimate’ and a unique crime, and whereas courts are normally given discretion in sentencing offenders, for murder the sentence is mandatory – indeterminate imprisonment. Since the crime and the punishment come as a ‘package […]

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The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr : Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation Aaron Burr was a central character in three fascinating political dramas of the early American republic: the 1800 presidential election, when an electoral college tie between Burr and Thomas Jefferson took 36 ballots to resolve; the fatal duel […]

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The Most Remarkable Woman in England : poison, celebrity and the trials of Beatrice Pace by : John Cart Wood This book offers the first in-depth study of one of the most gripping trials of inter-war Britain, that of farmer’s wife Beatrice Pace for the arsenic murder of her husband. A riveting tale from the […]

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A Short & Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer by : Kenney F. Hegland & Paul D. Bennett This is a friendly and helpful companion for clinical students and new lawyers as they venture forth. In 115 pages, the book covers topics from solving problems and telling stores, to coping with lies and mistakes, interviewing […]

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Nasty, Brutish, and Short : The lives of gang members in Canada by : Mark Totten United nations, Red Scorpions, the Crazy Dragons, Fresh Off the Boat, Indian Posse, Native Syndicate, Mad Cowz, Bloods, Jamestown Crips, Bo-Gars, Crack Down Posse, African Mafia, Galloway Boys, Malvern Crew, Manitoba Warriors, and North Preston’s Finest. These are some […]

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Common Prostitutes and Ordinary Citizens : commercial sex in London, 1885-1960 By : Julia Laite On the brightly-lit street corners of Piccadilly and in the dark alleyways of Stepney, in public parks and private flats, in nightclubs and cafes, prostitution was intertwined with London’s society, culture, and landscape. As public and political attitudes toward commercial […]

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The Human Rights Revolution : an International History Edited by: Akira Iriye, Petra Goedde, and William I. Hitchcock   Between the Second World War and the early 1970s, political leaders, activists, citizens, protestors. and freedom fighters triggered a human rights revolution in world affairs. Stimulated particularly by the horrors of the crimes against humanity in […]

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Who Owns the High Country?: The controversial story of tenure review in New Zealand by: Ann Brower   Who Owns the High Country? is a startling expose of bureaucracy gone wrong. This controversial story tells how large areas of high country in the South Island were sold off to runholders for knock-down prices, in a […]

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From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright” : Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda Edited by: Michael Geist Copyright has long been viewed as one of the government’s most difficult policy issues.  The latest chapter in the Canadian copyright saga unfolded in June 2010 as Industry Minister Tony Clement and Canadian Heritage James Moore tabled Bill […]

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