Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes by Robert ChrismasCanadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes by Robert Chrismas

Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes

byRobert Chrismas

Paperback | August 14, 2014

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How can police remain effective and vital in an era of unprecedented technological advances, access to information, and the global transformation of crime? Written by a long-serving officer, Canadian Policing in the 21st Century offers a rare look at street-level police work and the hidden culture behind the badge. Robert Chrismas shares experiences from his years of service to highlight areas where police can more effectively enforce laws and improve relations with the communities they serve. He proposes tactics for addressing widespread social issues such as gang and domestic violence and strategies for cooperating in international networks tackling human trafficking, internet-based child exploitation, organized crime, and terrorism. Chrismas stresses how changing demographics related to age, gender and racial diversity, and increased dangers and demands, require intensified training and higher education in policing. He highlights the need for more effective collaborative relationships between police and local, provincial, and federal governments, non-government agencies, and their communities. While the principles and goals of policing remain largely unchanged, police challenges, tools, and strategies have evolved dramatically. Chrismas's vantage point as an officer and a scholar provides an illuminating account of the Canadian justice system, and road-maps to future success.
Robert Chrismas is a serving police officer in Winnipeg with twenty-eight years of law enforcement experience. He is also a doctoral student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Title:Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and ChangesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:332 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 14, 2014Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773544402

ISBN - 13:9780773544406

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Insightful and Educational Although academic in nature, this volume reads easily and should be approachable to all. If you're a seasoned law enforcement agent, this book gives you a lens into what's on the horizon. If you're new in law enforcement, these pages offer a lot of wisdom and experience. If you know nothing about law enforcement at all, or if you're thinking about a life in law enforcement, this book is especially for you. Law enforcement is nothing like the glamourisation depicted by Hollywood. If you want to find out what it's like to be a police officer, this book is definitely for you.
Date published: 2014-01-04

Editorial Reviews

"Canadian Policing in the 21st Century conveys the focused reflections of an experienced Canadian police officer, an underrepresented perspective that will interest both students and scholars in criminology, and informed general readers." Lisa Dufraimont, Faculty of Law, Queen's University