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NCJ Number: 157779 Find in a Library
Title: Policing Under the Charter (From Police Powers in Canada: The Evolution and Practice of Authority, P 75-99, 1994, R.C. Macleod and David Schneiderman, eds. - See NCJ-157774)
Author(s): D Stuart
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 25
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This essay responds to the concern expressed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in 1984 to efforts by the Law Reform Commission of Canada to reform the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The focus of the essay is on broad policy issues vis-a-vis implications of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms for the police. The essay assesses whether the exclusion of evidence under the Charter has been salutary, and whether the Charter has been successful in balancing citizens' rights with police powers to exercise discretion, stop suspects, carry out searches and seizures, and interrogate suspects. The author concludes by suggesting an appropriate police response to the Charter and other attempts to reform the laws relating to police powers. 98 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Canada; Police reform; Police-citizen interactions; Public Opinion of the Police
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