The Quiet Revolution: The Nature, Development and General Legal Implications of Private Policing in Canada

Criminal Law Quarterly, 22: 220-248.

24 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2016

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Philip Stenning

Griffith University

Clifford Shearing

University of Cape Town; Griffith Institute of Criminology; University of Montreal, School of Criminology; University of New South Wales; University of Toronto

Date Written: February 3, 1980

Abstract

The post-war years in Canada have witnessed what can fairly be described as a quiet revolution in our country's policing and social control systems. To the general public, the major manifestation of this change has been the transformation of the public police through more sophisticated management techniques and the introduction of elaborate technology. But at the forefront of the changes which are taking place in the arrangements for policing in our society is a phenomenon whose growth has only occasionally received public attention, and has only recently become the subject of serious study by criminologists and others traditionally concerned with developments in policing and social control. This is the phenomenon of private security.

Suggested Citation

Stenning, Philip and Shearing, Clifford D, The Quiet Revolution: The Nature, Development and General Legal Implications of Private Policing in Canada (February 3, 1980). Criminal Law Quarterly, 22: 220-248., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2727083 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2727083

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