Pioneers in Canadian Criminology

This unique book, edited by John Winterdyk of Mount Royal University, includes insightful profiles and first-person accounts of the men and women who have shaped Canadian criminology and criminal justice from colonial times to the present. Intriguing memoirs by Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham, Ezzat Fattah, Arlène Gaudreault, Jim Hackler, Marc Le Blanc, Irvin Waller, Jo-Anne Wemmers provide a ringside seat to the evolution of criminology and related disciplines and sub-disciplines, including criminal justice, victimology, and the study of corrections and policing. In addition, the contributions of numerous other pioneers are also profiled in contributions by respected scholars; these include such giants of the field as Jean-Paul Brodeur, Anthony Doob, Richard Ericson, Tadeusz Grygier, Gwynne Nettler, André Normandeau, Dennis Szabo, and many others.

Adding further value and interest are four thematic chapters: Ritesh Dalip Narayan discusses pioneers of the Canadian legal system, Joshua Murphy and Curt Taylor Griffiths examine key contributors to the study and practice of policing, Rick Ruddell provides an overview of important figures in corrections, while Steven Kohm and Michael Weinrath consider the development and proliferation of programs in criminology and criminal justice at the post-secondary level. Lisa Monchalin has contributed an insightful foreword to this ground-breaking volume, which promises to be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners alike.

Edited by John Winterdyk. Foreword by Lisa Monchalin. With contributions by Steven Kohm and Michael Weinrath • François Fenchel • Ezzat A. Fattah • Benoît Dupont • Marc Le Blanc • Jo-Anne Wemmers • Jim Hackler • Kevin D. Haggerty, Aaron Doyle and Janet Chan • Irvin Waller • Patricia L. Brantingham and Paul J. Brantingham • Arlène Gaudreault • Ritesh Dalip Narayan • Joshua Murphy and Curt Taylor Griffiths • Rick Ruddell

“As academic disciplines, Canadian criminology and criminal justice have a rich and varied albeit compara­tively short history. It was just over 50 years ago that the first criminol­ogy program was established at the Université de Montréal. Aside from a growing number of tributes occasioned by the passing of key academics and practitioners in the field and the odd Festschrift (a publication honouring an academic scholar, presented during his or her lifetime), until now we have no consoli­dated account of the legacy of the pio­neers who have helped forge these disci­plines.” —from the Introduction by John Winterdyk