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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 194000     Find in a Library
Title: Facts From Fiction: Tactics and Strategies of Addressing Organized Crime and Organized Criminals
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Author(s): Margaret E. Beare
Date Published: 06/21/2000
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This presentation critically examines policing strategies in Canada and discusses areas of inefficiency in the organization of policing for law enforcement related to organized crime and transnational crime.
Abstract: The discussion argues that policing is in crisis in Canada and that some of the cause of this crisis may relate indirectly to the role of private police. Indicators of the crises include changing and tightening linkages between the police and the media; apparently increasing levels of police corruption along with demands for less accountability, greater police powers, and a stronger union voice; and management issues that appear to result in policy changes without strategies. Particular areas of concern in relation to inefficiencies in policing include the deployment of police officers, collaboration across police agencies and strategic intelligence sharing, promotion and recognition within police agencies, and the potential needs for a separate organized crime commission and a police corruption commission. Finally, the police should use a human security perspective and endorse strategies that include non-enforcement alternative approaches to addressing either transnational crimes or the adverse impacts of transnational crimes.
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Police effectiveness ; Organized crime investigation ; Police corruption ; Interagency cooperation ; Organized crime prevention ; Organized crime control units ; Police management ; International Law Enforcement Cooperation ; Canada
Sale Source: Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
Type: Presentation
Country: Canada
Language: English
Note: Provided to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service as a courtesy by Dr. Margaret Beare, Director of the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. From the Canadian Police College Seminar Series: Perspectives on Organized Crime in Canada, Wednesday, June 21, 2000.
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