WDW101Y1 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Group Dynamics, Liberal Democracy, Ordnungspolizei

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Published on 17 Apr 2013
School
UTSG
Department
Woodsworth College Courses
Course
WDW101Y1
Professor
March 18, 2013 Policing protest
Talk about conclusions of the researches. Try to be very narrow. , analysis
Challenge for political democracies, how they will react.
2 vital obligations
1) Prevention of social disintegration-purpose of having state is to prevent social disintegration
2) Allow the public to voice and express their dissent, how they are being governed
It should be balanced
It has been times when they were not balanced. FLQ crisis in 1970. Province of Quebec. War
measures act as a way of preventing social disintegration. the ability to assembly was
compromised. -> charter came later.
Democracy is not a zero-sum game. Times when you can have less democracy.
Protest Policing jerome Skolnick
The use of police authority and capacity to establish a legitimate equilibrium between
governmental and societal, collective and individual, rights and interests in a mass
demonstration of grievance.
Tactic of police and methods are being critised of police. -3 category of tools of police that
they can implement.
The law- all of the legal instruments that police have at their disposal. Criminal and civil
status, emergency measures-ex. war measures act, particular injunction ( going to courts)-
police moving protestants, road closures. Even if you just think of the permit to have a
demonstration or a parade. Permits are often denied, or restricted, to help the police
manage the parade. “ only if it occurs on a specific , day time, location). By imposing these
conditions they can control and manage the event under their terms. With respect to the
criminal law- police approach protest policing-very vague criminal laws- “anybody who is in
breach of the peace” “disturbing the peace”-
Communications-intelligence
Force
Constrains on Police Tactics
Police are subject to internal rules and discipline.
The police organization and culture the police are subjects to internal rules and discipline,
not like CSIS agents, there is an oversight.
Public opinion is important to police. very responsive to public opinion , in community
policing it is very evident. The shift in policing style has to do with responsive strategies.
Wider political culture-democracy and human rights. Constitution that protects us and gives
us our rights,. State leaders are obligated to follow it. Geneva Convention that tells you how
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Challenge for political democracies, how they will react. 2 vital obligations: prevention of social disintegration-purpose of having state is to prevent social disintegration, allow the public to voice and express their dissent, how they are being governed. It has been times when they were not balanced. War measures act as a way of preventing social disintegration. the ability to assembly was compromised. The use of police authority and capacity to establish a legitimate equilibrium between governmental and societal, collective and individual, rights and interests in a mass demonstration of grievance. Tactic of police and methods are being critised of police. 3 category of tools of police that they can implement. The law- all of the legal instruments that police have at their disposal. Criminal and civil status, emergency measures-ex. war measures act, particular injunction ( going to courts)- police moving protestants, road closures. Even if you just think of the permit to have a demonstration or a parade.

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