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Issues in Civilian Oversight of Policing in Canada
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-88804-720-5
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 360 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2014-08-20
Publisher: Canada Law Book
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Editor: Ian D. ScottContributors: Kelsi Barkway, Meaghan Daniel, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Julian Falconer, André Fiset, Lisa-Marie Inman, Kevin Kunestski, Joseph Martino, Graeme Norton, Kent Roach, and Peter TinsleyThe book contains the collected works of the editor and ten contributors, all leaders in this area, on issues of civilian oversight of policing in Canada. It provides both an overview of police oversight agencies in all provinces, as well as the RCMP and military complaints system, and discussions on specific topics such as the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, other legal mechanisms of accountability of police use of force, litigation as a vehicle for police reform, off-duty police misconduct, political regulation of the police, and original research on the criteria for independence in civilian led investigations of the police.
About the Author
Ian D. Scott was the Director of Ontario's Special Investigation Unit from October 2008 to October 2013. The SIU is the exclusive investigative agency for determining whether on-duty police officers will be charged with a criminal offence if they are involved in death or serious injury incidents or allegations of sexual assault. Before becoming the SIU's Director, he was involved in police oversight issues both as a prosecutor of police officers in the criminal justice system and internal disciplinary matters. He has lectured extensively and made submissions on behalf of the Ministry of the Attorney General and the SIU on oversight issues. In his last year as Director, he was also the president of the Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement. Ian has been a member of the Ontario bar since 1983. He is currently in private practice, as well as adjunct professor at Western Law School.
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