A Better Justice?

A Better Justice?

Community Programs for Criminalized Women

Law and Society

by Amanda Nelund

Published by: UBC Press

210 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780774863636
  • Published: March 2021



Women are the fastest growing group of incarcerated people in Canada. A Better Justice? offers a carefully reasoned analysis of alternative, community-based justice programs. Using Winnipeg as a test case, Amanda Nelund reveals the complexity that underlies the governance of criminalized women. She finds that alternative programs neither reproduce dominant justice system norms nor provide complete alternatives, reflecting a tension between neoliberal and social justice approaches. By identifying potential ways to resist existing norms within these programs, A Better Justice? points to improved justice strategies – and ultimately to greater social justice for criminalized women in Canada.