The New Parapolice

The New Parapolice

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Rigakos argues that for-profit policing and security companies adopt many of the tactics and functions of the public police, and are less distinguishable from the latter than has been previously assumed in the criminological literature.That means making arrests, cleaning up the streets, letting them know we care about their neighbourhood. The only difference between us and the cops is that we can get fired. ... In Ontario, security guards are governed by the Private Investigators and Security Guard Act (R.S.O. 1990), and the police by the Police Services Act (R.S.O. amended 1997). ... On the contrary, many private security services in Ontario used to qualify their security officers as special constables so that theyanbsp;...

Title:The New Parapolice
Author:George Rigakos
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2002


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