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About Wendy Chan

Wendy Chan is Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Her research addresses issues of gender, race and class differences in criminal justice and welfare systems. She is the author/co-author of four books, including Criminalizing Race, Criminalizing Poverty (2007). See Wendy Chan.


Articles by Wendy Chan

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Canada: punishing the undeserving poor

The governance and perception of welfare in Canada has inextricably linked poverty, welfare and crime: to be poor is to be culpable. Only by resisting punitive trends and addressing the root causes of poverty can we reverse the tide of criminalization in welfare, says Wendy Chan
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