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The legislator makes laws, the justice system enforces them, and the citizen complies – or doesn’t comply – with them. Securing compliance is the subject of these interdisciplinary studies. Each attempts to give us a better understanding of why people comply with the law and what techniques may prove most effective in achieving that goal.

Various studies examine the regulation of prostitution in Canada, the regulation of securities by securities commissions and stock exchanges, compliance with tax laws, prevention of traffic accidents, the use of administrative penalties as compared with criminal prosecutions, regulation of pollution control, and the issues of family violence.

Together the studies raise two important questions. Are we now relying too heavily on criminal prosecution in many areas? And would society’s objectives be better served through less punitive means? Alternatives include the use of rewards and administrative penalties, control by licensing and limiting exposure to and controlling opportunities for wrongdoing.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-20
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  1. 1 Enforcing Canada's Prostitution Laws, 1892-1920: Rhetoric and Practice
  2. John McLaren, John Lowman
  3. pp. 21-87
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  1. 2 Controlling Interests: Two Conceptions of Order in Regulating a Financial Market
  2. Philip C. Stenning, Clifford D. Shearing, Susan M. Addario, Mary G. Condon
  3. pp. 88-119
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  1. 3 Tax Evasion: Searching for a Theory of Compliant Behaviour
  2. Neil Brooks, Anthony N. Doob
  3. pp. 120-164
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  1. 4 Regulating Traffic Safety
  2. Martin Friedland, Michael Trebilcock, Kent Roach
  3. pp. 165-324
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  1. 5 Persuasion, Penalties, and Prosecution: Administrative v. Criminal Sanctions
  2. Richard Brown, Murray Rankin
  3. pp. 325-353
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  1. 6 The Effect of Environmental Regulation: Mercury and Sulphur Dioxide
  2. Donald N. Dewees
  3. pp. 354-391
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  1. 7 Family Violence: A Study in Social and Legal Sanctions
  2. John Hagan, Carol Rogerson, Bill McCarthy
  3. pp. 392-440
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