Public Criminology - THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN CANADA: CHALLENGES AND POSSIBILITIES
Date: Nov 12/13
Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Research and Academic Centre West, 150 Dalhousie Street, RCW 002
Dr. Tullio Caputo
There is a conversation going on in Canada today about the future and sustainability of public policing. This conversation involves major stakeholders in the policing community including: police leaders, police associations, and police governance bodies as well as all levels of government and the general public. To date, a major focus has been the economics of policing including cutting costs, streamlining service delivery and searching for economies of scale. At the same time, however, a combination of both external and internal factors has placed questions about the future of public policing into a much broader context. Questions about the changing nature of harm, the impact of technology, and the consequences of globalization have raised serious concerns about the changing role of public policing. As well, the current protracted economic downturn, jurisdictional issues, ongoing legislative changes and a myriad of internal forces have changed public expectations. This presentation discusses the context within which this conversation is taking place, explores some of the key issues at stake and considers the implications of these for the future of policing in Canada.
Contact: Carrie Sanders
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