Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

A journal covering Canadian law enforcement and criminology for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, January

Book reviews/Recensions De Livres
(January/janvier 2009) Book reviews published in association with the January 2009 issue, vol. 51, no. 1, see <> or <> Pour les recensions...
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Books received/Livres Recus-January/janvier 2009
Attorney's Reference on Human Anatomy. June L. Melloni, Ida G. Dox, H. Paul Melloni, and B.John Melloni. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. 2008. Biosocial Criminology: New Directions in Theory and Research. Anthony Walsh and Kevin M. Beaver...
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Crime-Prevention Jurisprudence? A Response to Andrews and Dowden
Introduction Recently, Andrews and Dowden (2007) published an article in which the risk-need-responsivity model was applied to risk assessment and justice processing regarding crime prevention and correctional rehabilitation. (1) The authors suggest...
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Crime Specialization across the Canadian Provinces
I. Introduction Crime statistics are ubiquitous in contemporary society. In both Canada and the United States, there are special government statistical bodies that solely measure criminological phenomena: the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics...
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Exploring Drug Sourcing among Regular Prescription Opioid Users in Canada: Data from Toronto and Victoria
Introduction Recent North American data document substantial increases in non-medical prescription opioid (PO) use (e.g., morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone) in both general (e.g., adult, student, youth) and street-drug-use populations (Compton...
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Keeping a Respectful Eye on Crime Prevention: A Response to Birgden
There is much in the work of Dr. Astrid Birgden that we admire. Birgden (2004) opened Andrews's eyes to our inattention to respect for personal autonomy as a basic value underlying our psychology of criminal conduct and the RNR approach. That will...
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Spatial Dimensions of Fear in a High-Crime Community: Fear of Crime or Fear of Disorder?
Introduction For evaluation purposes, community-based crime-prevention strategies often focus on possible reductions to fear of crime (Crawford 1998) as well as on various types of disorder or so-called quality-of-life concerns (Wilson and Kelling...
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The Saga Continues: Canadian Legislative Attempts to Reform Cannabis Law in the Twenty-First Century
In July 2003, an article in the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice suggested that Canada's long "saga of promise, hesitation, and retreat" in cannabis law reform was finally ending (Fischer, Ala-Leppilampi, Single, and Robins 2003:...
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