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NCJ Number: 30661 Find in a Library
Title: POLICING IN CANADA
Author(s): W KELLY; N KELLY
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 712
Sponsoring Agency: Macmillan Co of Canada, Ltd
Toronto, M5B IX3, Canada
Sale Source: Macmillan Co of Canada, Ltd
70 Bond Street
Toronto, M5B IX3,
Canada
Type: Survey (Cross-Cultural)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: DETAILED AND CRITICAL DISCUSSION OF THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN CANADA'S LAW ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURE.
Abstract: THE AUTHORS BEGIN BY DESCRIBING THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANADIAN POLICING, STARTING WITH THE FIRST POLICEMEN IN QUEBEC CITY IN 1651. THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS POLICE FORCES, AGENCIES, AND INDIVIDUALS OPERATING IN CANADA ARE DIFFERENTIATED AND THEIR PATTERNS OF COOPERATION, BOTH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, ARE DISCUSSED. POLICE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING PRACTICES ARE EXAMINED, AS ARE THE POWERS OF THE POLICE AND THE RULES OF EVIDENCE WHICH DELIMIT THEIR POWER. POLICE ABUSES OF LEGAL AUTHORITY ARE NOT OVERLOOKED. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES ARE REVIEWED AND SPECIALIZED ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES FOR SPECIALIZED TYPES OF CRIMES (ORGANIZED CRIME, DRUG OFFENSES, WHITE COLLAR CRIME, AND ESPIONAGE) ARE DETAILED. ALSO INCLUDED IS A SECTION ON MISCELLANEOUS ENFORCEMENT, WHICH COVERS VICTIMLESS CRIME, SUBVERSION, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, THE EXTRADITION ACT, AND THE FUGITIVE OFFENDERS ACT. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH A LOOK AT THE CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF CRIME, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE NEWS MEDIA, AND THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. THE APPENDIX CONTAINS CANADIAN CRIME RATES AND CRIME STATISTICS. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Espionage; Extradition; Foreign police; Police role in criminal investigations; Press relations; US/foreign comparisons; Victimless crimes; White collar crime
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