Canadian Criminal Justice System

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Over the years, our Canadian criminal justice system has maintained an unbiased justice and takes pride on the framework that is constructed by the rule of law. This system values the principles, rituals, and customs, to seek truthfulness. A prime feature of this justice system is law enforcement. It contains principles that were instilled decades ago in which; societal stability was considered to be the utmost valuable. Social stability can be explained as a system that operates systematically. It is an important aspect in our social setup but very difficult to maintain due to the many forces that are involved. These forces are political, social and economic forces (Stansfield, 2018). To prolong this effect of social, political and economic…show more content…
Though, no study has successfully established a description that summaries what is considered to be the “right” amount of force seeing as the word “force” caters differently to every individual. To comprehend the varied classifications for the use of force, it is important to recognize the circumstances of the act, reasoning behind the act, and methods to decrease this force; many factors come into play when an officer decides to use force such as, is the use of force justified, has the officer been properly trained to use force, or if the department be held liable if the force is used improperly (Wittie, 2011, 17). This paper will illustrate ways in which police practice their authority, use of force model, and discriminatory treatment towards minority groups to project excessive force amongst their interaction with…show more content…
Amongst these outlines, situate the two core frameworks known as, Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Criminal Code of Canada. It is apparent that every section from the Criminal Code will at some point overlap with the Charter of Rights and Freedom. Similarly, section 25 of the Criminal Code of Canada authorizes the use of force for the Canadian police. It creates a legal jurisdiction for police officers, who are authorized by law to use “as much force as necessary” in the administration or enforcement of the law” if they “act on reasonable grounds”. However, the reason this section becomes challenging and uproars conflict in the community is due to the phrase “as much force as necessary”. This phrase falsely creates an impression that the police have every right and impose extreme force if necessary to resolve the conflict. Additionally, there is no definition provided of how much force is too much force? Police authorities have developed a “Use of Force Model” (UOFM) to help police decide how much force is appropriate in specific situations seeing as this creates a standardized and systematic approach for Canadian police (Stansfield & Singh, 2017, 248). G-20 weekend was one of the most violent protests in the history of Canada. The use of force was demonstrated evidently in this situation. A 2010 case for one of the G20 protesters named Adam Nobody was a prime example

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