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Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes Hardcover – Aug 26 2013


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  • Hardcover: 332 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press (Aug. 26 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773542744
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773542747
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Canadian Policing in the 21st Century conveys the focused reflections of an experienced Canadian police officer, an underrepresented perspective that will interest both students and scholars in criminology, and informed general readers." Lisa Dufraimont, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

About the Author

Robert Chrismas is a serving police officer in Winnipeg with twenty-eight years of law enforcement experience. He is also a doctoral student in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Manitoba.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gary hunter on Jan. 2 2014
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The primary message that pervades this book and that comes thought loud and clear is that the hope for more effective policing is potentially imminent and that hope resides in a dramatic shift in policing practices from ones that are reactive and punitive to ones that are preventive and humane in nature. While the author makes clear that the implementation of these practices are hugely challenging and are often labour intensive,more importantly,he also provides considerable evidence from his own first-hand experiences and research that these practices work. For example, the author consistently demonstrates the superiority of collaborative efforts among relevant parties to arrive at solutions(preventive practices)over ones arrived at through zero sum practices(reactive practices). This book is must reading for all those in and outside law enforcement who believe the time is ripe for the shift in approach to policing the author so effectively advocates for and presents in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Canadian on Nov. 18 2013
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Best book I have ever read hands down! This is a must read for any Canadian! Amazing how much things have changed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pichon Longueville on Oct. 27 2013
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Although academic in nature, this volume reads easily and should be approachable to all. If you're a seasoned law enforcement agent, this book gives you a lens into what's on the horizon. If you're new in law enforcement, these pages offer a lot of wisdom and experience. If you know nothing about law enforcement at all, or if you're thinking about a life in law enforcement, this book is especially for you. Law enforcement is nothing like the glamourisation depicted by Hollywood. If you want to find out what it's like to be a police officer, this book is definitely for you.
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Introducing New Paradigms in Canadian Policing Jan. 4 2014
By gary hunter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The primary message that pervades this book and that comes thought loud and clear is that the hope for more effective policing is potentially imminent and that hope resides in a dramatic shift in policing practices from ones that are reactive and punitive to ones that are preventive and humane in nature. While the author makes clear that the implementation of these practices are hugely challenging and are often labour intensive,more importantly,he also provides considerable evidence from his own first-hand experiences and research that these practices work. For example, the author consistently demonstrates the superiority of collaborative efforts among relevant parties to arrive at solutions(preventive practices)over ones arrived at through zero sum practices(reactive practices). This book is must reading for all those in and outside law enforcement who believe the time is ripe for the shift in approach to policing the author so effectively advocates for and presents in this book.
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A Great Resource June 6 2014
By KB Schaller - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As both a novelist and a writer of nonfiction, I am frequently in need of good resources to add authenticity to characters and situations. While browsing for information for a story that is still in its gestational stage, I came across Canadian Policing in the 21st Century by Bob Chrismas.

Written in language that laypersons will find functional, Chrismas' Canadian Policing provided information that creates real-life scenarios regarding the inner-workings of law enforcement.

Bob Chrismas does a wonderful job sharing his "insider's viewpoint" on domestic violence, gang warfare, the shadowy world of internet trafficking and other social issues.

Since even fiction must be fact-based, not only is Canadian Policing in the 21st Century functional and well-written, it creates in the imagination many interesting characters and situations common to the Western world which are readily adaptable to novelization.

Bob Chrismas further offers approaches to dealing with crime, and stresses the importance of forming partnerships within communities to identify, reduce and prevent its increase.


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