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Issues in Policing Background
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC209H5
Professor
Philip Goodman
Semester
Winter

Description
SOC209 February 11 th Issues in Policing Background into policing in Canada - about 60,000 police officers across Canada o about 1/529 Canadians – compare to about 1/400 in US – also lower ratio than Australia and Great Britain - largest cost item in the justice system o about 60% of total CJS funding o about $300/Canadian per year - structure of policing o federal o provincial o municipal o first Nations Some Key Issues - double-edged sword of visibility (ex. G-20 vs. death of Sgt. Ryan Russell) - police in a democratic society: public order and/or individual rights? - public perceptions vs. realities - first nations policing
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