Canadian Policing

Paperback | September 29, 2016

byColin S. Campbell, John Cater, Nahanni Pollard

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Canadian Policing is a current and comprehensive introduction to the realities of police work in the twenty-first century. The book helps students gain a balanced, real-world, and practical perspective on policing in Canada today by providing engaging coverage of policing history in Canada,the current structure and operation of policing across the country, and contemporary issues facing police departments and policymakers-including crime analysis, crime prevention, performance measurement, police and the media, a diverse society, and policing post-9/11. The impressive author team withexperience from the field, research, and teaching, works together to examine the most up-to-date research and theories of policing as well as on-the-ground implementation to give students a well-rounded, realistic understanding of the job. Exciting and relevant examples, controversial topics,"Challenge Your Assumptions" and "Case Study" boxes, as well as end-of-chapter critical thinking questions, all encourage students to engage with the material as they learn about the challenges and successes in Canadian policing. Canadian Policing is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and relevantrepresentation of policing fundamentals and what is happening in the industry for students.

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Canadian Policing is a current and comprehensive introduction to the realities of police work in the twenty-first century. The book helps students gain a balanced, real-world, and practical perspective on policing in Canada today by providing engaging coverage of policing history in Canada,the current structure and operation of policin...

Colin Campbell has taught in the Department of Criminology at Douglas College since 1997. He completed his PhD in criminology at Simon Fraser University and his MA in xociology at the University of Calgary. He also has BA and BEd degrees from the University of Calgary. He has taught criminology and policing-related courses for over 30 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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DedicationPublisher's PrefaceAuthors' Preface and AcknowledgmentsIntroductionPart I: Background and Current Framework of Policing in Canada1. The Context of Policing in Canada in the Twenty-First-CenturyLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Concept of PolicingPolicingForces Shaping Early Twenty-First Century PolicingThe Origin of Policing in CanadaThe Canadian ExperienceLevels of Policing in CanadaPrivate PolicingConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotes2. The Canadian Criminal Justice System - An OverviewLearning ObjectivesIntroductionPolice in a Democratic SocietyMaking Criminal Law: An Exclusive Federal ResponsibilityThe Charter of Rights and FreedomsThe Criminal Code of CanadaSummary Conviction, Indictable, and Hybrid OffencesThe Structure of the Canadian Court SystemCase Progression: From Offence to IncarcerationCriminal Trial ProcessConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsPart II: Becoming a Police Officer3. Recruitment and TrainingLearning ObjectivesIntroductionRecruitmentThe Five CsThe NumbersRecruiting BasicsWomen in PolicingThe Recruitment of Experienced Police OfficersTraining Facilities in CanadaAt the AcademyFormal and Informal SocializationField TrainingGenerational DifferencesSpecialized TrainingConclusionCritical Thinking Questions4. Ethics and DiscretionLearning ObjectivesIntroductionDiscretion in the FieldSituational VariablesJurisdictional VariablesThe Application of the Law is Far From Black and WhiteLimits to Police DiscretionUse of Force and DiscretionDiscretion and the CharterEthics TrainingUnethical Behaviour by Police OfficersOff-Duty ConductConclusionCritical Thinking Questions5. Accountability and OversightLearning ObjectivesIntroductionOversight and AccountabilityPublic PerceptionThe Influence of the United StatesIn CanadaFormal StructuresThe Individual, or the Structure of the Police Force?Three Levels of AccountabilityIs A Police Officer Ever Off Duty?Accountability Mechanisms within Police AgenciesPolice Oversight ModelsShould the Police Investigate Themselves?Public InquiriesAccountability on the StreetTracking and Documenting the Activities of the PoliceAccountability to the Court ProcessDisclosure of Police Disciplinary RecordsThe Globe and Mail TestConclusionCritical Thinking Questions6. Performance MeasurementLearning ObjectivesIntroductionClassic Quantitative Performance MeasuresAlternate and Qualitative Measures of PerformanceUnintended Consequences of Performance MetricsNewer InnovationsWhy Performance Measures FailConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsPart III: On the Job as an Officer7. PatrolLearning ObjectivesIntroductionUniformed Patrol OfficersPatrol MethodsPatrol AllocationPatrol Officer Relationships with Plainclothes DetectivesPolice Officer AuthoritiesCriminal Code Authorities for the PolicePriority CallsPolice PursuitsConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotes8. InvestigationsLearning ObjectivesIntroductionAttention to DetailStreet ChecksFrom the Patrol Officer to Specialized UnitsLinkage BlindnessCommunication among AgenciesCrime SceneCivilian SpecialistsMajor Case ManagementJudicial AuthorizationsPolice AgentsThe Report to Crown CounselDisruption and MitigationWhat is a Successful Police Investigations?Police Officers and Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderConclusionsCritical Thinking Questions9. Operational SupportLearning ObjectivesIntroductionCovert Teams: SurveillanceSpecial Equipment and Tactics TeamsForensic ServicesAdministrative SupportConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotesPart IV: Current Trends and Challenges10. Economics of PolicingLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Cost of Policing in CanadaPolice Structure in CanadaPolice Funding in CanadaThe Evolution of the Structure and Delivery of Canadian Police ServicesGrowing Municipal ResentmentThe Cost DriversMitigation StrategiesConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotes11. Policing and Crime PreventionLearning ObjectivesIntroductionTheoretical BaseGuiding Paradigms in PolicingPolice-Centered Practices and ProgramsConclusionCritical Thinking Questions12. The Role of the Crime AnalystLearning ObjectivesIntroductionHistory and TheoryTypes of Crime AnalystsStandard AnalysisSpecialized AnalysisThe Analyst within the OrganizationThe Analyst as the Bridge between OrganizationsWhen Crime Analysis Fails in an OrganizationConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotes13. Police and Media RelationsLearning ObjectivesIntroductionCompeting PerspectivesThe Media from the Police PerspectiveA New Relationship between Police and MediaPolice Media Liaison UnitsSocial Media and the PoliceMedia Influence on Public Perceptions of CrimeLogics of Police-Media EngagementConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotes14. National Security Policing in a Post-9/11 (Risk) SocietyLearning ObjectivesIntroductionThe Origins of Canadian Security ServicesPolicing post 9/11The New UrgencyRisk SocietyConclusionCritical Thinking Questions15. Policing and a Diverse SocietyLearning ObjectivesIntroductionCanadian DiversityDiversification of the Police WorkforceAboriginal Peoples and Policing- Aboriginal Peoples in Canada at a Glance- Aboriginal Overrepresentation at a Glance- Some Grounds for OptimismGender and PolicingLGBTQ Communities and PolicingConclusionCritical Thinking QuestionsEndnotesGlossaryReferencesIndex