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Line of Fire: Heroism, Tragedy, and Canada's Police

by Edward Butts Dundurn (August 03, 2009)

Renowned true crime writer Edward Butts takes a hard-hitting, compassionate, probing look at some of the stories involving the hundreds of Canadian law-enforcement officers who have found themselves in harms...

Trust Me: Frauds, Schemes, and Scams and How to Avoid Them

by Gordon G. Leek Dundurn (August 30, 2010)

The worldwide growth of criminal fraud has mushroomed to such a degree that traditional law-enforcement techniques have been unable to cope effectively with the fallout. Former Calgary police detective and fraud...

Uncertain Justice: Canadian Women and Capital Punishment, 1754-1953

by F. Murray Greenwood & Beverley Boissery Dundurn (October 01, 2000)

An exposition of the patriarchal values that lie at the core of criminal law, and the class and gender biases that permeate its procedures and applications.

Drop Dead

by Lorna Poplak Dundurn (July 29, 2017)

  • The history of hanging in Canada is jam-packed with fascinating stories and colourful personalities including Thomas D’Arcy McGee, the only federal politician ever assassinated in Canada; Louis Riel, hanged...

Double Trap: The Last Public Hanging in Canada

by John Melady Dundurn (September 17, 2005)

In 1868, a man who robbed and killed a farmer and his family was hanged in Goderich. It was the last public hanging in Canada.

Raw Life: Cameos of 1890s Justice from a Magistrate's Bench Book

by J. Patrick Boyer, Roy McMurtry & Edward L. Greenspan Dundurn (June 30, 2012)

In publishing the human stories behind the late-19th-century cases of Magistrate James Boyer in Bracebridge, Ontario, and Muskoka, his great-grandson J. Patrick Boyer shows that Canadian society hasn't changed...

Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics

by Lawrence LeDuc, Judith I. McKenzie, Jon H. Pammett & André Turcotte Dundurn (October 18, 2010)

A comprehensive and unique overview of elections and voting in Canada from Confederation to the recent spate of minority governments, this book examines changes in the composition of the electorate, as well...

Freedom of Expression

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (July 19, 2014)

This book detailing the protections, limits, and interpretation of freedom of expression in Canada is the second in a series exploring key topics pertaining to Canadian law.

The War on Drugs: A Failed Experiment

by Paula Mallea Dundurn (June 28, 2014)

Explores the spectacular failure of the war on drugs to weaken drug cartels and the illegal drug supply, as well as the modern history of drug use and abuse, the pharmacology of illegal drugs, and the economy...

Abortion, Conscience and Democracy

by Mark R. MacGuigan Dundurn (January 10, 1994)

Few issues have polarized Canadians and Americans as much as the abortion debate. In this thoughtful and thought-provoking reflection on the implications the law on abortion has on democracy, Mark MacGuigan...

Deadly Encounters: True Crime Stories of Alberta

by Barbara Smith Dundurn (July 01, 1994)

Eight intriguing Alberta crimes are dramatically presented in this well-researched book.

Canada's Big House: The Dark History of the Kingston Penitentiary

by Peter H. Hennessy Dundurn (October 01, 1999)

The story of Kingston Penitentiary's rapid descent from puritanical purpose to merely punitive management.

Youth and the Law

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (January 20, 2014)

What's the law? What does it mean? If the law is broken, especially criminal law, there may be a penalty. But who makes the law? How can the government draw lines in imposing individual responsibility? This...

Martensville: Truth or Justice?: The Story of the Martensville Daycare Trials

by Frann Harris Dundurn (November 01, 1997)

When a child abuse scandal is uncovered at an unlicensed daycare in small-town Saskatchewan, the community is polarized.

Under Arrest: Canadian Laws You Won't Believe

by Bob Tarantino Dundurn (August 30, 2007)

This entertaining romp spotlights the countrys past and present strange-but-true laws and legal history.

Understanding Canadian Law Four-Book Bundle: Youth and the Law / Freedom of Expression / Crime Scene Investigations / Life or Death

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (August 29, 2015)

This bundle gathers together four books that help the reader navigate the complexities of Canadian law: youth justice issues, forensics, life and death, and freedom of expression.

Police: Current Issues in Canadian Law Enforcement

by Dennis P. Forcese Dundurn (November 01, 2000)

These essays address issues like police regionalization, the role of police unions, the use of police tactical units, and the role of women in policing.

Hard Lessons: The Mine Mill Union in the Canadian Labour Movement

by Dieter K. Buse, Peter Suschnigg & Mercedes Steedman Dundurn (May 01, 1995)

This book brings together the voices of contemporary labour leaders, activists, old timers, and academics to discuss the first hundred years of the Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers Union.

Another Country, Another Life: Calumny, Love, and the Secrets of Isaac Jelfs

by J. Patrick Boyer Dundurn (March 30, 2013)

Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many hard lives, his escape from each wrapped in deep secrecy. In 1869 he reached Toronto and started his new life with his new wife and his new name. His great-grandson follows that journey,...

Life or Death: A Matter of Choice?

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (August 22, 2015)

Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference - or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied? This is the question that legal expert Daniel...

Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics

by Lawrence LeDuc, Jon H. Pammett & André Turcotte Dundurn (August 06, 2016)

A comprehensive and unique overview of elections and voting in Canada from Confederation to the recent spate of minority governments, this book examines changes in the composition of the electorate, as well...

Crime Scene Investigations

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (January 19, 2015)

Police investigations can become legal minefields. Crime Scene Investigations is a clear guide to the powers and limitations of law enforcement officials. From the right to a lawyer's advice, to privacy law...

Understanding Canadian Law Three-Book Bundle

by Daniel J. Baum Dundurn (January 23, 2015)

Daniel Baum's guides to Canadian law have become essential legal guides for topics ranging from young offenders to first responders. Whether for law professionals of citizens who need to understand their legal...


by Steven Skurka Dundurn (October 20, 2011)

With the advent of Conrad Black’s new appeal, Steven Skurka is back to deliver a thorough, in-depth account of the controversial businessman’s legal difficulties.

It was the trial that captivated observers...


by Robert J. Hoshowsky Dundurn (June 21, 2010)

Despite advances in DNA testing, forensics, and the investigative skills used by police, hundreds of crimes remain unsolved across Canada. With every passing day trails grow colder and decades can pass before...

You Be the Judge

by H. Clark Adams Dundurn (December 03, 2011)

H. Clark Adams let you be the judge on 60 cases that he’s already made his decisions on in the legal arena of small claims court.

It’s enough to put you off wedded bliss forever, but if you did harbour strong...

The Nurses Are Innocent

by Gavin Hamilton Dundurn (November 05, 2011)

Gavin Hamilton’s research shows that a toxin found in natural rubber might well have been the culprit in the 43 babies’ deaths at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1980–81.

In 1980-81, 43 babies...