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Rural Policing in Canada
Policing Rural Canada

Written by Rick Ruddell, University of Regina

ISBN 13:
978-1-897160-85-5 (softcover)
Pub date: Feb 2016

Courses: Policing| Criminal Justice |

Policing Rural Canada is designed to meet the needs of introductory courses in policing, criminal justice, and police foundations.

Rick Ruddell shifts the focus of policing from the urban to the rural. He describes the efforts and activities of the thousands of individuals working to ensure public safety in the countryside

Readers will learn about the characteristics and challenges of different organizations, both small and large, which work toward public safety throughout rural Canada.  Police are only one among a large number of agencies—both public and private—that maintain the peace or enforce laws and that the traditional monopoly of the police on crime control is shrinking. There are a large number of officials who support the activities of the police and their roles are important in maintaining the peace, as such, the scope of the book includes Police, Partners, and Public Safety.


Designed in an easy-to-access format to support learning and instruction, the 11 chapters in this book feature:

  • box inserts that enhance key concepts
  • in depth coverage of the most recent statistics and policing initiatives in Canada
  • engaging writting style places corrections in a wider context of social forces




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