PFD440 - Police Practices
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This subject will focus on police governance and accountability issues as related to the Police Services Act of Ontario. Officer safety issues and dealing with violence against women will also be explored. This subject will also focus on ethical issues faced by law enforcement officers. It will help students clarify their values and establish a framework for ethical decision-making.
This is a Police Foundations prescribed credit subject.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
# Describe how the Police Services Act influences the organization and function of police services in Ontario.
# Describe the role of various governing authorities mandated by the Act.
# Describe police responsibility/accountability to civil authority.
# Describe the public complaints procedures outlined in the Act.
# Generalize the Act's requirements with respect to use of force, conduct and specific equipment.
# Describe the mental and physical considerations required to safely and effectively handle a potentially dangerous situation.
# Describe aspects of critical thinking and of fundamental ethical concepts.
# Describe the police sub-culture and its impact on ethical behaviour.
# Analyze how ethically applied police discretion can be a positive force in the criminal justice system.
# Analyze contemporary ethical issues in Canada.
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.