The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)’s Culture of Impunity


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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)'s Culture of Impunity
Several members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been implicated in human rights violations, often pertaining to the beating or even killing of suspects. The RCMP either dismisses these incidents as the work of lone officers who are imbalanced, or, in other cases, either ignores or exonerates the officer responsible for the violation. This paper contains an alternate explanation of the RCMP’s recent human rights violations, arguing that these violations emerge from a culture of impunity created by the RCMP’s monopoly on policing power. This argument will be made by drawing upon empirical data of RCMP human rights abuses and contextualising it against...
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