SOC316H5 Lecture Notes - Omar Khadr, Sleep Deprivation, Class Discrimination
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Crime Control Measures
- What has happened in the wake of 9/11?
- In terms of the US and Canada, saw harmonization of immigration policies
oEven little things, like need passports to travel across borders now
- Increased military expenditures
oDoes this mean more weapons? More personnel?
oFinancial transaction reports analysis center
ob/c strange transactions have happened before terrorist attacks
ored flagging these
- Armed marshals
- Tougher airport security
- Bio tech screening:
oPrivacy rights? Religious rights?
oMany things become activated when you book a flight
oIf you don’t like this type of security for the airline or the over-policing in a city
then do not use it or move
oIf you didn’t do anything, you have nothing to worry about
- More scrutiny of security personnel
oMore extensive collection of employees’’ background
- Video monitors in cockpit
oNeed more surveillance cameras
oAlways sort of response we have when incidents occur
- Authority to shoot down civilian planes is now given to generals in case president cannot
oPost 9/11 b/c before understood hijackers would want something in exchange
oBut in 9/11 they didn’t want anything in exchange
- Patriot Act; a lot of this hinged on Preventative detention; Anti-terrorism bill
Patriot Act (USA) & Anti-Terrorism Bill (Canada)
- Sovereign state and problem of national security
- We still have some responsibility
- Still being activated in certain ways
- Noticing if someone leaves bag unattended
- But still look for state to solve problems b/c it has resources
- Unprecedented surveillance measures and police powers
- Need to give up rights to gain prevention
- Police could arrest a suspect without warrant
- Need to give government and police powers in exchange for our safety and own good
- Detain them for up to 3 days without laying a charge
- More time to gather information about them and from them maybe
- The suspicion of potential terrorist act is enough
- Had not engaged in anything illegal, but suspicion was enough
- Suspicion became defining characteristic of the bill
- People who interact with suspected persons also become suspected, leading to a
network of suspicion
- Sweeping powers to listen to Canadian telephone conversations
- What is a valid security purposes?
oWhat does Valverde suggest in the readings?
oDoes she want you to take up her view of security as an expert? Why? Why not?
oWhy do we think of security and rights as a trade off
oWhy does she think of herself as a security expert and not want to be considered
oIt is the locals who need to deal with these types of questions
In terms of the us and canada, saw harmonization of immigration policies: even little things, like need passports to travel across borders now. Fintrac: financial transaction reports analysis center, b/c strange transactions have happened before terrorist attacks, red flagging these. More scrutiny of security personnel: background checks, more extensive collection of employees"" background. Video monitors in cockpit: need more surveillance cameras, always sort of response we have when incidents occur. Authority to shoot down civilian planes is now given to generals in case president cannot be contacted: post 9/11 b/c before understood hijackers would want something in exchange, but in 9/11 they didn"t want anything in exchange. Patriot act; a lot of this hinged on preventative detention; anti-terrorism bill. Sovereign state and problem of national security. But still look for state to solve problems b/c it has resources. Need to give up rights to gain prevention. Police could arrest a suspect without warrant.