Policing in Canada is in the process of change: similar to other nations in the western world, many of the policing services that were provided by public forces in the past are being gradually handed over to private security agencies.
Complex networks of policing that reflect a mix of public and private security providers are emerging, and this transformation has serious implications for how Canadians interact with one another. For instance, if residents of a gated community or members of a downtown business association pay for their own policing services rather than relying on the public police, whose law is being enforced?
With this collection, Dennis Cooley has brought together some of the top minds in criminology and policing to examine the phenomenon of the changing nature of policing in Canada. The essays describe the character and constitution of security in Canada and explore the implications of these changes in terms of larger questions about power, social control, justice, and law. Wide-ranging and topical, Re-imagining Policing in Canada will prove essential reading for policy-makers and scholars alike.
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Dennis Cooley is the deputy minister of justice for the Government of Yukon.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Re-imagining Policing in Canada, Dennis Cooley
Policing in Canada in the 21st Century: Directions for Law Reform, Joe Hermer, Michael Kempa, Clifford Shearing, Philip Stenning, and Jennifer Wood
Policing in Vancouver's Downtown East Side: A Case Study, Michael Mopas
Policing in Fantasy City, Laura J. Huey, Richard V. Ericson, and Kevin Haggerty
Policing Communities and Communities of Policing: A Comparative Study of Policing and Security in Two Canadian Communities, Christopher Murphy and Curtis Clarke
Beyond Public-Private: A New Typology of Policing, George S. Rigakos