- Affiliation: University of Winnipeg
Kirsten Kramar is a professor of sociology at the University of Winnipeg.
Books by Kirsten Kramar
Obscenity and Indecency Law in Canada
Canadian laws pertaining to pornography and bawdy houses were first developed during the Victorian era, when ”non-normative” sexualities were understood as a corruption of conservative morals and harmful to society as a whole. Tracing the socio-legal history of contemporary obscenity and cialis price indecency laws, Kramar and Jochelson contend that the law continues to function to protect society from harm. Today, rather than seeing harm to conservative values, the court sees harm to liberal political… (more information)
Police Powers and the Supreme Court
with Mark Doerksen. In The Disappearance of Criminal Law, Richard Jochelson and Kirsten Kramar examine the nationales underpinning Supreme Court of Canada cases that address the power of the police. These cases involve police power in relation to search, seizure and detention; an individual’s right to silence, counsel and privacy; and the exclusion of evidence. Together these decisions can be understood as the rules by which good governments should act, and they serve to legitimate the… (more information)