The isolated post: A qualitative analysis of the challenges of Northern policing

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(Thesis) M.A.
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This study provides an understanding of the opinions and experiences of officers who are posted in Northern and remote rural communities across Canada. This area has often been neglected by research. Key findings include a discussion of challenges associated to living in remote areas, the duration of postings, the relationship with the community, the relocation of family, the multifaceted role, crime and social disorder, the lack of anonymity, and detachment sizes. This study provides strong support that remote postings present many unique challenges unknown to their urban counterparts.
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Thesis advisor: Kinney, Bryan
Thesis advisor: Andresen, Martin
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