• Policing, Police Powers and Police Discretion in Canada

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    This is a 4 page paper discussing policing, police powers and police discretion in Canada. The police in Canada follow many administrative guidelines from municipal, provincial and federal levels. The Canadian Criminal Code, the Constitution Act and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms are all balanced in order to allow the police to protect their communities but at the same time allow the citizens their own rights and freedoms. Despite the administrative guidelines under which police powers are maintained, police are given some discretionary powers within their work. In serious investigations, these powers may be increased by a writ of assistance which allows the police to further their investigations with fewer impediments. At the same time, police are also given the discretion to decide not to charge on minor offences where is it seen as unreasonable to expend the resources of the justice system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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