Who's controlling the police- UBC conference
Are police forces adapting to the demands of modern society, or are they mired in traditions that no longer serve us? Are advances in technology being used to create a safer society or to further limit our personal rights? In light of recent scandals, what are police forces doing to ensure effective information-sharing between the public and law enforcement agencies? Who should investigate police personnel suspected of wrongdoing? Should BC have one consolidated police force?
Policing in 2011 is complex, political and sensitive. How do we go about reforming the police establishment for modern times?
Podcast Download MP3-Length: 1:24
Moderator – Claudia Kwan, BA’00; Freelance Journalist
Panelist – Wallace Gilby Craig, LLB’54; Vice Chair, Canadian Justice Review Board; part time member, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal 2007-2010; BC Provincial Court Judge 1975-2001; author
Panelist – Benjamin Goold, BEc, LLB (Tasmania), BCL (Oxford), DPhil (Law) (Oxford); Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Law; Expert Advisor, European Forum for Urban Safety
Panelist – Fraser MacRae, RCMP Assistant Commissioner; Officer in Charge, Surrey Detachment