Certainty through Flexibility: Intelligence and Paramilitarization in Canadian Public Order Policing

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Title: Certainty through Flexibility: Intelligence and Paramilitarization in Canadian Public Order Policing
Authors: Cartier, Brad
Date: 2012
Abstract: This case study explores public order policing at the Vancouver Olympics and G20 Summit in Toronto. The source material is drawn from media coverage of these events. These cases are analyzed using prior theoretical works in order policing in order to achieve two research goals: to discover which theory best explains police actions and the extent of and reasons explaining the involvement of other government agencies in securing protest events in Canada. Using pattern matching methodology, it was found that no one particular theory is best at explaining events at the two cases, rather components of various theories provided the most useful insight. The components of these theories that need to be amalgamated through analytic induction are: the use of intelligence functions; police flexibility; as well as paramilitarization tactics. Finally, it was found that there was a noticeable presence and integration of other government agencies involved in securing both events.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/22677
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5563
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