Fall 2021 - CRIM 416 D200
Current Issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice (3)
Class Number: 2364
Delivery Method: In Person
A critical analysis of certain 'hot' issues in criminology and criminal justice. The topics covered change from term to term.
The last residential school in Canada closed in 1996, with a history back to 1870s. The intent, in the words of government, was to bring Indigenous children into the "circle of civilization" so to “kill the Indian in the child”. There is now mounting evidence of the tragic legacy of residential schools, with our prison system now being recognized as our new residential school system. Through the lens of rights, justice and reconciliation we will begin the process of understanding: what happened, how people were affected and what needs to be done to move forward. Through text, film and guest speakers this course will document how the Indian Residential School System affected the health, education, and well-being of entire generations of Indigenous children and families.
- Paper 25%
- Participation – On-line/In-Class 25%
- Group Project 25%
- Final Independent Project 25%
1. Bryce, P. H (1922). The story of a national crime: An appeal for justice to the Indians of Canada. Ottawa, James Hope and Sons (PDF)
2. Milloy, J. S. (1999). A national crime: The Canadian government and the residential school system, 1879 to 1986. (available on-line)
3. Monchalin, Lisa (2016). The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
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