Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 4, December

Assessing Police Attitudes toward Mental Illness
ARTICLE REVIEWED: Cotton, D. (2004). The attitudes of Canadian police officers toward the mentally ill. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 27, 135-146. Increasingly in our society, citizens with mental illness are deinstitutionalized...
Choosing the New Guard: A Model for Assessing Replacement Political Personnel in Transitional Regimes
ABSTRACT A fundamental requirement for managed regime change is the identification of new leadership to fill public positions. Candidates need to be evaluated for suitability according to their attributes, but this is an inherently subjective process,...
Coverpersons and Operators in Undercover Work: The Reappearance of False Identities
ARTICLE REVIEWED: Girodo, M., Deck, T. & Morrison, M. (2002). Dissociative-type identity disturbances in undercover agents: Socio-cognitive factors behind false-identity appearances and reenactments. Social Behavior and Personality, 30, 631-644....
Does Tapping the Diasporas for Recruits Provide an Advantage in Policing? the Experience of the Canadian Trained Haitians (CTH)
ABSTRACT This article argued that, although knowledge and skills may be somewhat easy to teach, and for students to learn, mere knowledge is less effective at changing attitudes. This would suggest that reform of policing through simple instruction...
Police Training Assistance: The Right Kind of Help
Canada's experiences in supporting security sector reform and police development, particularly in Haiti, suggest some policy options and criteria for managing policy choices. This article considers the current constellation of police assistance efforts,...
Post-Offence Conduct: Investigative Strategy
A police investigation of a crime may explore three stages of an offender's conduct: pre-offence activity, the offence itself, and post-offence activity. The first stage includes the elements involved in planning the crime while the second stage represents...
Special Issue on Building an Understanding for Peace
Now what we have here is failure to communicate --Captain, in the film, Cool Hand Luke The heart of peacemaking will never change, the core principle is love the enemy and consequently one will not have an enemy. Of course one will have a conflict,...
The Politics of Post-Conflict Policing
This paper explores the political dimensions of policing in post-conflict societies, and makes the case that the reluctance to engage more fully in the politics of post-conflict security provision has been a serious impediment to the success of international...