Books tagged: Law Enforcement

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Horseplay

By Norm Boucher

In his first true crime memoir, undercover operator Norm Boucher recounts eight months spent infiltrating Vancouver's heroin scene, a world of paranoia, ripoffs, and violence. It is 1983 and the War on Drugs is intensifying. From his observer's seat in barrooms, Boucher candidly ... Read more

Infrastructure Critical

By Alessandra Renzi & Greg Elmer

Much public debate ensued after the violence and police brutality that gripped Toronto in June 2010 during the G8/G20 Summit. It is now being revealed how the Conservative government's stimulus package was funnelled into "infrastructure" projects aimed at policing Canadians ... Read more

Murdering Justice

By Jeffrey Shantz

Murdering Justice is the first book on lethal police force against resistance movements in Canada and the killings of activists involved in diverse social struggles. There is a powerful myth in Canadian society, one that shapes peoples' perceptions of themselves as Canadians, ... Read more

Silenced

By Bonnie Reilly Schmidt

When thirty-two women were hired as mounted police officers in 1974, it was a media sensation. After all, these were not the brawny heroes of Canadian history, or the dashing and handsome Mounties portrayed in over two hundred Hollywood movies. Women were thought to be afraid ... Read more

Storying Violence

By Dallas Hunt & Gina Starblanket

Storying Violence explores the 2018 murder of Colten Boushie and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley. Through an analysis of relevant socio-political narratives in the prairies and scholarship on settler colonialism, the authors argue that Boushie?s death and Stanley?s acquittal ... Read more