Policing the Wild North-West: A Sociological Study of the Provincial Police in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905-32

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsix
Introduction1
The Evolution of Modern Professional Police
Police and the Evolution of the Objects of Control
The Effect of Modern Police on Crime Trends
Conclusion
1The Creation of the Provincial Police in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1905–1725
The Legal Foundation of Policing in Alberta and Saskatchewan
The Role of the Royal North-West Mounted Police in the Prairie Provinces, 1905–16
Explanations for the Creation of the Provincial Police: The Prohibition Thesis versus the War Thesis
The Creation of the Provincial Police
Conclusion
2The Organizational Structures and Operation of the Provincial Police in Alberta and Saskatchewan, 1917–3247
The Board of Commissioners of the Alberta Provincial Police
The Quasi-Military Organizations of the Provincial Police Forces
The Adoption of Technical Innovations by the APP and the SPP
Police Independence from Communities and Politics
Conclusion
3The Shift in the Objects of Police Control in the Prairie Provinces67
The Objects of Provincial Police Control
The Policing Policy Thesis
Changes in Criminal Behaviour
Conclusion
4Provincial Police Activities in Controlling the “Dangerous Classes” and Serious Crime, 1917–3285
The Influx of Foreign Immigrants
Policing Strikers, Vagrants, and Radicals
“Canadianizing” Foreign Immigrants

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