Diversity, Inequality and Canadian Justice (Paperback)
|Author: Douglas E./ Winterdyk King|
From the Publisher:
Diversity is the degree of socially meaningful differences among and between individuals, groups, communities, cultures and societies. As an empirical measure, diversity is neither a positive or negative attribute.||The influence of diversity is all around us. We often hear about the growing number of elderly Canadians and the impact this trend is having on healthcare, housing, and finances. Homelessenss and poverty are pressing issues that face many Canadians. Public concern about youth crime remains high. The political debate about the most appropriate level of immigration into Canada continues to this day. Gender remains one of the more important factors in the workplace. Sexual preference shapes some of the more important legal decisions in this country.||Diversity, Inequality and Canadian Justice is written for teachers, practitioners, and students of criminal justice, diversity-related courses and training programs. Throughout the chapters, the authors explore the many "faces" of social and cultural diversity, inequality and justice in Canada. They present a panoramic view of theories and provide up-to-date statistics, learning objects, quizzes, cases studies, and classroom activities to uncover the interplay between justice, First Nations Peoples, gender, sexual orientation, and age.||This book is the product of classroom experience and refinement based on student feedback from the Department of Justice Studies, Mount Royal University. After piloting this book, the author's refined the activities, resources, and other features designed to encourage diaglogue and provide a total classroom learning experience.