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Lecture 10

CRIM 2652 Lecture 10: Lecture 10


Department
Criminology
Course Code
CRIM 2652
Professor
Paul Baxter
Lecture
10

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Policing Overview
Slide 2
Unlike the military, the police is the only people who have the power of
coerce and detention
Detention: stopping and requesting identication
The ultimate limiting of power for police is the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms
Police o"cer that is misbehaving is guilt of dis… conduct
A peace o"cer must respect the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
He police do not answer to political masters
Slide 3
The rst police force was created in 1829 by sir Robert Peel in England
He saw the creation of the rst police service that was state controlled and
publicly funded, this was in the city of London
Peel organized the police as a paramilitary organization
There is a large inconsistency with the principle that Peel upheld: the police is
the public and the public is police and the idea that the police in the eyes of
the public are going to act in a paramilitary way
Police o"cers have to understand laws and have training
Slide 4
The police is the only institution that keeps a written record of their wrong
doings
Slide 5
The ultimate goals of policing is to achieve public peace; the police need to
be able to do a lot more than enforce arrests
Slide 8
Division between public and police
Police o"cers private lives interfere with their professional lives
Slide 9
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