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NCJ Number: 149500 Find in a Library
Title: Policing Canada's Century: A History of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Author(s): G Marquis
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 497
Sponsoring Agency: University of Toronto Press
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2W8, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8020-5020-4
Sale Source: University of Toronto Press
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Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This book examines the history and development of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) within the broader political and social context of the 20th Century.
Abstract: The book also aims to dispel the notion that Canadian police history is synonymous with that of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Using CACP convention records, official publications, speeches by members, briefs to Parliament, and correspondence and committee files, the author has identified four primary themes. The first is technological change, especially in the areas of information storage, retrieval, and exchange. The second theme encompasses the relationship between politics and law enforcement, particularly the issue of local political interference in the justice system. An issue of great concern in this area is police governance and accountability. The third theme of practical criminology is an occupational response to the reforms of the law and of the various components of the criminal justice system. The final theme in the history of the CACP is the search for professionalism, which has involved both the public image and the self-image of the occupation.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Canada; History of policing; Police chiefs
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